Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. Vs. 18
Jesus was sent by God to fulfill a global mission. His mission was to die for humanity’s sins and rise from the dead. His mission was to create the Gospel. We too are now sent on global mission. To bring the gospel Jesus created to unreached peoples. His mission to us sets in motion our mission to them. Describe your phase of involvement in this mission.
And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth. Vs. 19
What role does Scripture play in bringing the gospel to unreached peoples in East Asia?
“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. Vs. 20
From the beginning there was an expectation that unbelievers would come to faith because of the witness of believers. Recite verse 20 aloud again but each time insert a different country occupied by unreached unreligious peoples. For instance “…for all…in China…who will ever believe in me…” [China, Mongolia, North Korea, Viet Nam]
I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. Vs. 21
Unity among believers is winsome. How does being a part of a team committed to bringing the gospel to unreached peoples in East Asia influence this truth?
Probably the hardest part of deciding to come to China was the children. But their adjustment has been great.
What does this say to families with children who are considering an overseas move to bring the gospel to unreligious unreached peoples?
While the experience is different it's just what we wanted. It has a small town feel. Like where we're from. It's a great place to live.
How does this change your perceptive about what it is like to live in a country as populated as China?
When I landed in China a burden was lifted from me. I knew for the first time I was where I was supposed to be and doing what I was supposed to be doing. I have felt that way ever since. Seeing the children in my classes reminds me that it's all worth it.
Do you think God places a burden on certain people that is not lifted until they step out in obedience to venture overseas for the sake of the gospel? Explain.
I have no intention of going anywhere as a missionary. Benge, Janet; Benge, Geoff (2012-05-25). Isobel Kuhn: On the Roof of the World (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Kindle Locations 101-102). YWAM Publishing. Kindle Edition.
What is the danger of this attitude? Have ever told God never only to see Him overrule you?
“When you get to China, all the scum of your nature will rise to the top.” Benge, Janet; Benge, Geoff (2012-05-25). Isobel Kuhn: On the Roof of the World (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Kindle Location 785). YWAM Publishing. Kindle Edition.
God uses whatever circumstance we are in, no matter where we are, to make us more like Jesus. What difference does it make if it is here in the US or overseas. How does knowing God will mature you through the process, influence your thought about becoming SOGY for the unreached in East Asia?
There would be more good-byes to come— it was part of being a missionary— and it was best not to dwell too long on them. If such partings was part of God’s will, He would have to bear the burden. It was not one that Belle could carry. Benge, Janet; Benge, Geoff (2012-05-25). Isobel Kuhn: On the Roof of the World (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Kindle Locations 1514-1515). YWAM Publishing. Kindle Edition.
How are we doing at enduring the hard good-byes here so we can experience the welcoming hellos there?
A noble life is not a blaze of sudden glory won. But just an adding up of days In which good work is done. Benge, Janet; Benge, Geoff (2012-05-25). Isobel Kuhn: On the Roof of the World (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Kindle Locations 2156-2159). YWAM Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Are we engaging in the long term work that is often the most productive work?
Read Global Starting Point #17
Support Others or Go Yourself.
Explore the mission agency below to see if you should add some of their workers to your World Team as you Support Others or if you should being the process of Going Yourself.