1st November 2017
During October we ministered in two churches and to various individuals in Singapore. We further developed and strengthened the long term relationships with 'River of Life Community Church', and the more recent 'Bible Mission Church', which is an Indian Telugu speaking church affiliated with the two million strong Bible Mission in India.
I will be returning to Singapore in November to be faculty and a speaker at the Bible Mission annual conference, which is for pastors and leaders from seven to ten nations around Singapore.
During my time in Singapore I read the book 'Soul Winning' by T. L. Osborn which impressed upon me that the church international has largely lost the focus of being a 'witness' of the resurrected Christ to the unbelieving world. Osborn makes the point that our primary task as Christians is to 'witness' to the lost the truth that Jesus has risen from the dead and eternal salvation can only be found through faith in Jesus Christ. Osborn also stresses that miracle signs will accompany, and confirm, the truth of our testimony and our witness of Christ, provided we pray for the sick through the laying on of our hands.
I also was lead to the website http://www.joshuaproject.net which I understand is the leading global website detailing the unfinsihed task of the church to reach all people groups in the world with the witness of the gospel (Matthew 24:14). Jesus will not return until we finish the great commission, which He entrusted to the church, to preach the gospel to every distinct ethnic group in the world.Â
I am thinking and praying about giving priority to those Christian churches which are strategic to complete Jesus' global mission of reaching all ethnic groups in the world with the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Lord bless you, with love, Andrew