Monday, December 19, 2011

The Laborers are Few... so Pray!

I was speaking with a friend of mine about unreached people groups and he lamented that there weren’t any in South America because he wanted to do more mission work there, but had a strong desire to work with the unreached. Although Asia may be home to the highest number of unreached people groups, there are plenty of unreached peoples in South America.

Our current situation reflects what the evangelist recorded of Jesus’ words in Luke 10:2, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” And the solution has not changed either: “Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

In Colombia it is difficult for Americans to travel about in unreached areas because of the constant threat from paramilitaries and narcotraffickers. Though still dangerous for national missionaries, Colombians draw less attention to themselves from these armed groups than foreigners. Pray for those who equip and those who go. And consider being one of those who sends by supporting the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, 100% of which goes directly to the field.
CHA AND TA OF COLOMBIA (chah; tah). Please continue to pray for laborers for the harvest for these two people groups. God is moving hearts towards indigenous mission work in this country, but local missionaries still need to be trained and sent. Intercede for this process, with the end being people called to work with the Cha and Ta people!

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