Monday, June 01, 2015

Thank You for Your Prayers

Thank you for your prayers for the unreached peoples of Mexico throughout the month of May.  As a direct result of your prayers, two unreached people groups that we had not previously known were located in the USA have now been located.  Both the Huichol and the Zenzontepec Chatino are among the most unreached peoples in all of Mexico, and since they have now been located in the USA, it will make it easier for churches here to begin to reach out to them with the gospel.  Please thank God for the location of these groups, and ask Him to raise up churches who will adopt them here in the USA and bring them the Good News of new life in Christ.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Month of Prayer 2015

t's time for the second annual Month of Prayer for the Unreached Peoples of Mexico! Most American's don't know that just over the border in Mexico, there are 200 different indigenous people groups, each with their own distinctive cultural and religious practices and speaking a multitude of different languages and dialects. Many of these people groups are poorly reached with the gospel, 14 are not only unreached but nobody is actively working to take them the gospel, and another 15 are unreached, but do have some efforts to reach them.

It's time to pray for God's Spirit to fall upon them in power to draw them unto Himself. It's time to pray for the Lord of the Harvest to thrust out laborers and churches who are compelled to take the gospel to these people groups who are so geographically close to all of the resources of the American church, but so very far from the truth of the gospel. It's time to pray for the representatives of these people groups who have come to the United States in search of economic opportunity and freedom from violence to find true abundance and peace in Christ.

Won't you join us in prayer the the Unreached Peoples of Mexico? Daily prayer requests will be posted on our companion blog, and on our Facebook group MayMonthofPrayer.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Are they close to our hearts?

"You watch over strangers and immigrants and support the fatherless and widows. But you subvert the plans of the ungodly." Psalm 46:9
Why would God watch over strangers and immigrants? Because they are close to HIS heart. The question is: Are they close to our hearts? If so, what are we going to do about it?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Videos from Mixtec Summit

Click the following link to exclusive videos of some of the impromptu discussions during the Mixtec Summit in Montgomery, AL.

Monday, January 26, 2015

People Group Engagement Workshop

Here's a great blog post by JD Payne of The Church at Brook Hills about the importance of participating in a People Group Engagement workshop.

These workshops put on by the initiative (full disclosure - I help lead them) are a great way to learn about how to meet and engage the people groups that God has brought to the United States with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Click here to find out more information about upcoming workshops in Florida; North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, or to request a workshop at a location near you.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Stop being stiff necked and start loving foreigners!

" not be stiff-necked any longer. For the Lord your God....shows no partiality....He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt." Deuteronomy 10:17-19

It is no secret that much of the conservative Christian community in the USA is vehemently opposed to immigration. Media outlets and politicians have fanned the flames of fear, hatred, and resentment against those from other cultures who have come to the USA. How are we to respond? With Scripture. We need to see God's view on foreigners.

The reality is that we live in a world of migration and immigrants. People all over the world are on the move - not just in the United States. We also need to realize that this is not not new. As we see in the verses above, over and over again in the Bible, we read about the vital importance of caring for widows and orphans. What we tend to forget is that in many of those same passages, we are also commanded in the same breath to welcome, protect and yes, even to provide for the needs of foreigners.

There have always been Peoples on the move. How should Christians respond to the peoples residing among us in our land? According to the verses above, by loving them, and helping them, for the people of God have been, (and continue to be) foreigners in a strange and hostile land.