The question posed as the title of this blog is one that I have heard too many times. The answer is simple, Because Jesus mandated us to.
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
But here is another reason. In our community there are over 50 churches for a population of maybe 75,000 people. In fact a great majority of the US population profess faith in God and Jesus Christ. So considering that 85% acknowledge a faith and that there are a high number of churches spread through the communities of the USA it is easy to surmise that the Gospel has and is being heard or is known.
But what of the rest of the world? In the 1040 window of the earth where there is the greatest population there is as few as 2% Christian of 3.15 billion population. For this reason missions to foreign countries is imperative. The mandate of Christ has yet to be fulfilled. This is why it has been an emphasis and purpose of our fellowship. So we pray and trust the Lord to empower us and provide the resources for 2019 to expand our mission work and to see more missionaries teams sent to take the message of Jesus to a lost world.
I ask you to pray and we enter this new year. Seek the Lord’s will and Great Commission to be fulfilled in us until, he returns.