Well many of you have heard the awesome things going on in Kenya, and praise God for the amazing work that is being done there!
This post is to give you all an update on what is taking place on the western frontier.
In Matthew 9:37-38 Jesus says to His disciples, “ The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
Even though Jesus made this statement we as Christians sometimes tend to walk into the world ready to be a laborer and shortly after become discouraged thinking the harvest doesn’t seem to be plentiful where I’m at?
I can relate to this feeling because I too have had the same question at times, especially in America, in a society that is so self dependant, and driven by success, it seems everywhere you turn people prefer to pursue the god of this world along with the pleasures, comforts, and securities the world has to offer.
Though this may seem to be the case, don’t be discouraged because it’s not. Jesus’ words are still true the harvest really is plentiful. People are seeking and asking questions. I think the question we really need to be asking ourselves is, are we truly laboring in the harvest? Are we going out with the most amazing message that has ever been taught, and telling people? Think about it Jesus Christ the Son of the living God came to this earth proclaiming THE KINGDOM OF GOD. A kingdom that is like no other kingdom, one that is and will reign supreme, and we are given the opportunity to not only become citizens of this kingdom, but we can be a servant of the King and not just servants, but sons and daughters. Jesus tells us that if we obey his word the Father will love us and They will come and make Their home in us!!! Is that not powerful and amazing? It doesn’t stop there Jesus willingly laid down His life as a ransom to free us from the clutches of our captor (satan) making a way for us to be freed so we can be reconciled to the Father. What more do we need to inspire us to not only labor, but serve, and die! We shouldn’t fear what people will think, or fear what they might do to us, because Christians don’t fear death we embrace it. Scripture tells us to be ready to give an answer for the hope that is within you! How could we but not be beaming with JOY as followers of Christ. So I will ask again are we truly laboring in the harvest, are we living for a kingdom that is not of this world, are we teaching the Gospel Jesus taught, are we in an obedient love faith relationship with Jesus Christ?
Here are some updates on the mission front here in America.
Many brothers and sisters are discipling new followers of Christ. The message of the kingdom has been shared in multiple different circles now, some feed back that we have received is “the cost is high and I don’t know if I’m ready to make that kind of commitment.” Though that may seem discouraging in many ways it is an encouragement, because the call of the Gospel is a call to come and die, the cost is high, but it is so worth it!
I was contacted the other day from my brother Michael in Nevada who has been talking a lot with a brother named Joe, I spoke with Joe and this guys is on fire for Jesus and wants to serve anyway possible to quote him he said, “If serving Jesus means digging holes in the middle of nowhere I’ll do it.” That’s the kind of approach we need to take when we seek God; Here am I, Lord send me! He feels the Lord leading him to make a visit out here to Kentucky for a few days Lord willing we will be fellowshipping soon, He has also made mention of joining the Carriers for a short-term trip sometime this fall, he and his wife have a passion for widows and orphans!
There have been some occasions to share with a few Jehovah Witnesses with good reception!
Our house fellowship has made a great connection with a local Mennonite church that is all about the kingdomof God! I have had many wonderful opportunities to speak with the pastor. To see his love for God and his congregation is inspiring. He recognizes we are on the same mission to expand the kingdom by making obedient followers of Christ and has allowed our family to spur others on in his congregation to seek first the kingdom. He has also afford a portion of land to use for a vision we will call “the harvest ministry” for know, this vision is driven by the passages we see in Acts chapters 2 and 4 as well as many other verses and principles laid out in scripture. (more to come on this in a future post)
Lord willing we will be attending a Mennonite conference inIndiana during the month of August, the goal is not only to go learn and fellowship. But to ignite passion in others and start fires for the kingdom that can’t be put out. We are still waiting for approval to set up a booth at the conference. Currently leaders of the Mennonite conference are reviewing KDM’s material, this is exciting because of the ripple affect that could take place if the leaders catch the vision!
Please keep these things in your prayers most of all pray earnestly for the Father to send out more laborers into the field. God bless and may the peace of Christ rest upon you.