Hi. I am a mobilizer and I work in the context of Africa and there are few things that I think are important for us as mobilizes. The first thing is prayer. In Luke 10 verse 2, God says “pray that the Lord of the harvest will send forth harvesters.” And I think that’s the important thing that we realize it’s not us that are sending people. Our efforts can do nothing. It’s the Lord that sends. And we need to pray, that’s our role. So if we do our part, God can do His part. And God needs to bring revelation in the hearts of the people.
And I think that’s the important thing that we realize it’s not us that are sending people. Our efforts can do nothing. It’s the Lord that sends– Fred Berrington
And that brings me to the second point which I think is important that we challenge worldview. That we really bring the Scriptures into this, because when you bring the scriptures and that’s the foundation and they get the revelation from God. So there are two things where the worldview needs to change or where they need to understand God’s heart. And the first thing is in God’s heart for the nations, to really understand God’s worldview, God’s love for all nations and that we need to reach all nations. And the second thing that I think us as mobilizers often miss is we do not just want people to go to the nations but we want people to make disciples, that will make disciples, that will make disciples. So out of the scripture to show God’s heart for discipleship. The way Jesus did it, He wanted to reach the whole world but he focused on a few to reach many.
And then in our context in Africa I think storytelling is so powerful. It’s an oral culture people. And when you can tell the stories of what God is doing amongst the nations that catches the hearts of people, it grasps their hearts and then they say “oh I want to be involved in that, I want to see God move in that way. So, let’s go out and let’s tell the stories, let’s bring God’s scripture, let’s bring God’s heart. Let’s pray for these people that God will send up workers for the harvest. Thank you.
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