United Nations chief António Guterres called for a paradigm shift this week. Speaking to UN financiers on Monday, Guterres requested bold and creative solutions to recover from pandemic setbacks worldwide.
In a similar way, leaders of The Alliance for the Unreached need innovative answers to COVID-19 challenges. “It’s [become] more challenging for people who want to go out and reach their neighbors with the Gospel,” DOOR International’s Rob Myers says.
However, “more barriers tend to be on the missionary side than the receiving side,” he continues.
“In the midst of this pandemic, we’ve seen more people willing to hear about God. I think that’s made people a lot more open to the Gospel.”
Each Alliance member focuses on unreached people groups or people without any access to the hope of Christ. While the COVID-19 plague stirred questions of deeper meaning among these populations, it also put them at greater risk.
“The most vulnerable people tend to be the hardest hit in a crisis,” Myers notes.
One in three people worldwide has no access to the Gospel. Reaching them for Jesus requires group participation.
“We need all of us involved in order to reach the third of us who don’t yet have the Gospel,” Myers states.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask God to give missions leaders creativity to overcome pandemic challenges.
- Pray Kiran and Soneeya might come to know Christ as their Savior, and that they may give their hearts to Him.