Strengthen your faith with these promises and answers to your concerns.
Nearly 7 Billion people live on planet earth. One third of them have no way of even hearing the good news of Jesus Christ unless someone goes to tell them. See the great need of these neglected, unreached people. Is God calling you to be a missionary? “Lost people matter to God, so they must matter to us.” —Keith Wright
I’m not sure if I’m called.
“Every true disciple is born into the kingdom of God as a missionary.” —Desire of Ages, p. 195. “Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” —Mark 16:15. How many times have you heard the gospel? “No one has the right to hear the gospel twice, while there remains someone who has not heard it once.” —Oswald J. Smith
I don’t have many talents. I don’t feel qualified.
“God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on Him.” —Hudson Taylor. “For when I am weak, then am I strong.” —2 Corinthians 12:10. AFM can help you, equip you, and train you through our summer institute of world missions. You can serve. You only need to be willing. “Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.” —William Carey.
The highest profession.
“If God calls you to be a missionary, don’t stoop to be a king.” —Jordan Grooms. Or an accountant, banker, mechanic, scientist, manager, surgeon, designer, farmer, engineer, professor, or [fill in the your profession]. “The Great Commission1 is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.” —Hudson Taylor.
Worried about money?
Your God will supply all your needs (Philippians 4:19). AFM will assist you in building a support team that will provide all your financial needs as well as lift you up in prayer.
Be worthy . . . love Jesus more (Matthew 10:37).
Afraid of danger?
Whoever loses his life for the sake of the gospel will save it (Mark 8:34,35). Help the unreached get to know Jesus.
But I can be a missionary in my own hometown.
This is true, and you should be a missionary of Christ everywhere. However, consider this: people in America and other developed and free countries can learn about the gospel through radio, TV, Internet, neighbors, hotel rooms, their own Bibles, walking up to a church, or asking someone. The unreached have NO way of knowing Jesus . . . unless you tell them. Go!
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” —Edmund Burke.
“When the will of God crosses the will of man, somebody has to die.” —Addison Leitch.
“No reserve. No retreat. No regret.” —William Borden.