Several years back, I was talking to my friend and mentor who was returning with his wife to the U.S. after spending a year in the Middle East. During their year abroad, their hearts continued to be drawn towards the millions of lost Muslims. They had spent more than a year building relationships with the locals and they desired to see their new friends come to know the saving power of “Isa.” But they knew very well that most Muslims would live their entire lives without ever having the opportunity to hear the Gospel. They struggled with this reality, asking themselves, “Do we want to be the missionaries, or do we want to multiply the missionaries?” Their battle was between “Going” to the mission field, sharing Christ and planting His Church, or staying in U.S. to “Mobilize” the next generation of Christian missionaries. This is often the challenge for many college students interested in missions: GO to the nations with light of the Gospel or STAY in the U.S. and mobilize, send, and support others.
But what if there was a 3rd option? What if a person could both “Go” and “Mobilize?” What if they could become a “Go-bilizer?”
Read the entire article at http://www.campusministrytoolbox.org/filters/mobilization/gobilizing-a-new-paradigm-to-reach-the-nations/.
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