Chet*, a long time missionary to unreached peoples in a closed country, watched in awe as year after year college students in his city came to faith in Christ. At a nearby university, bold, Jesus-loving, twenty-somethings came to study the language, learn the culture and share the Good News of Jesus Christ’s rescue of sinners. Through loving, Holy Spirit-empowered proclamation of the Gospel, a student fellowship began in his city.
But Chet’s heart was for planting churches. Could broad and bold “sowing” of the Gospel “seed” on college campuses be blended with a long-term church planting strategy?
For the last 5 years, that’s just what we’ve done. Teams mobilized from the USA joined long-term church planting teams in an unreached country. Through the self-sacrificial and faithful proclamation of these teams, Bible studies formed, people trusted Christ and now we stand on the edge of our first church plant.
We trust that this is merely the beginning of how the Lord will work through Christ-exalting, servant-hearted, Gospel Sowers partnered with long term church planting efforts globally.
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