On a planet with a population over 7 billion, reaching every home with the Gospel in 20 years requires a great team, plenty of materials, and lots of support. It may seem too ambitious to some, but the OIKOS wants to do just that through World Missionary Press and Every Home for Christ.
An Ambitious Goal
From 2019 until 2038, Every Home for Christ is ramping up outreach to make the organization’s name a reality. Named the OIKOS Initiative, this effort requires support, volunteers, and on the ground action. From the beginning, Every Home for Christ knew they’d need the support of the body of Christ and their long-time partner World Missionary Press.
“They took quite a bit of time to plan this and lay it out. And then when it came to implementation and introducing it to their people, they wanted world missionary press to be involved in those discussions because…they told us, ‘we’re going to need more material and we’re going to need it on a continuing basis,’” says Helen Williams of World Missionary Press.
World Missionary Press will supply the materials and literature to those going out into the field ministering and establishing churches. The monumental task will require continued production of these materials over the next 20 years. Efforts are already underway and shipments of materials have already been delivered to eager hands.
“I get emails almost every day from one of them around the world saying, ‘okay, when is our next shipment coming? We’re down to not having much to use, and we’ve got people waiting.’ And so they’re really ready to go out and they’re covering their area, their geographical area that they’ve been assigned, and they need this material. So it’s a big challenge. But it’s great to be part of because, you know, the Scriptures are very clear that if we don’t have that vision, if we don’t have God’s heart, the harvest…will not be reaped as it should and we believe that the harvest is there and ready,” Williams says.
Currently, World Missionary Press has 19 open orders for 20 million booklets that are needed on the ground. It’s not a matter of printing a few million booklets; many different languages are needed, so shipments must be specialized. The organization prints Scripture booklets and Bible studies in close to 350 languages.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kali Katerberg