Traveling recently, I had the opportunity to see many diverse people traveling through both busy and not so busy airports. Even the not so busy airports had multiple destinations both here and abroad. My first thought was, “Where are all of the people going?” which led me to my thought for this writing. The second thought was, “Where are we going to share the Good News next?”
One of Here2There’s focus and anchor scripture is Acts 1:8 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. In that context Jesus was challenging those believers just before His Ascension into heaven. They had thoughts on what was to happen, but I am sure they had no idea that almost 2000 years later we would be facing the challenge He put before them that day. To be witnesses to the end of the earth.
They travelled by foot, donkey, camel, chariot, but powered wheels or even flight was not even thought of. We have so many options of travel now, but the challenge is still the same. Sharing the good news is not a matter of where or how we travel. It is a heart matter and a desire to tell those that cross our path that Jesus loves them. We tend to put that burden on our
Pastors, Teachers, and Missionaries, but it really is our mission. Our there is where we are. Where we live, shop, work, and play is our Mission Field. We can walk next door, across the street, drive across town, or even fly across the country, yet the challenge is still the same. It is up to us to share Jesus.
We at Here2There help churches develop strategies to determine where they can reach best and most effectively. We help missionaries through partnerships develop relationships that assist them in the field. The key to us, your church, and those missionaries being successful in reaching people is you. You are the church, you are the partners, you are the voice of Jesus.
As Operations Lead for Here2There my 2020 focus is to help us be more efficient in all we do. Ensuring that we are intentional in our work as well as effective helps us utilize what God has put before us. Booking flights to other countries has already begun. Our next Cohort will have already started by the time you read this. Where is your there?