The Gospel was designed to GO

Acts 13:35 “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

The Bible tells us it is more blessed to give than to receive. There is excitement involved with giving. We receive joy by seeing the recipient’s face light up when they unwrap the gift. Have you ever been to a child’s birthday party? All the children circle and wait with anticipation for the birthday child to open the gifts. The other kids are as excited as the birthday child. They like to see what was in the package and share in the excitement in general.

Giving a gift is a time of celebration. It’s a time of joy. We give presents for different reasons such as to celebrate an accomplishment, to share our love with someone. There is a part the giver takes in the act of giving. You have to find just the right gift and purchase it or even make it by hand. There is effort and thought, and money involved in giving a gift.

Giving is an action that Jesus set before us and told us to do. He said as I have done, you do. John 13:15 (NIV) “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.” In fact, in the Bible, it is a command to all Christians. Jesus said to share the gospel with all creation. The Great Commission is our order to go into all the world and share the gospel with all of creation.

Here at 2 illuminate ministries with the help of partners like you, we are giving gifts. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is being sent to the nations. I wanted to tell you about this special project. I am humbled just to be a part of it. We are publishing a children’s book series called The Missionary Dogs. This is designed as a tool to be used internationally for Sunday school and mission work.
Currently, we are translating and sending books to the continent of Africa. We have translated one book into Swahili. The Swahili language is spoken in several African countries and is the national language in both Kenya and Tanzania. Our newest project is for the nation of Niger. Located in Western Africa, Niger speaks French, as well as several other countries in Africa. The population in Niger is reported to be 98% Muslim, with about 49% of the nation being under the age of 14. Now is the time to gift the saving power of Jesus to children and families in Africa and around the world.

I am reminded of a Sandi Patti song titled ‘The gift goes on’. The gift of salvation and the Gospel is meant to go on. After your new birth, you should share it with someone else along the way. The Gospel was not meant to stop with us, but to GO with us. We covet your prayer and support as we can continue this work.

Reverend Sarah

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