Reaching the Lost

Recently I have been impressed by the Burmese people that have come to High Point that have no ties to God or His church.  Like the Israelites of old, we who are the church are to be a shining light on a hill, God’s intent is for us to reach out to those who do not know Him.  Some of these people I have never met, I have just heard about them.   There is a single Burmese mother raising two children who needs the friendship of a Christian lady.    There is a young adult of Myanmar that is a friend of the church but does not make an effort to be among believers.  He needs a godly man to befriend him, teach him and bring him to Jesus.   There is a Moslem refugee family that recently saw a real need for help for a brother and no one came from the mosque, maybe someone can come from the church to help.    There is a well trained Burmese teacher, probably Buddhist that landed in North Carolina, then tried to find work in Indiana and now is back in High Point, he needs a person who is a witness. 

To say that these opportunities should be assigned to someone else, someone from their culture, someone who is more capable ignores the opportunity for you to be used by God in a special way.  I would encourage you to reorder your life, listen to God’s calling for you and find out what you can do to minister with some of these people. 



About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on November 20, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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