Tuesday, December 20, 2011
To the Regions Beyond
2Cor 10:14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ: 15 Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly, 16 To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand.
In a previous blog, I shared with you the amazing story of the dear little Huichol Church near Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. There was one other thing that I learned down there that greatly impacted my ministry.
One young man who lived in a village about 14 miles away was also brought to Christ by the outreach of these faithful and evangelistic missionaries and the aged national pastor. He felt a burden for the people of his remote village, so he walked those 14 miles every Sunday to soak in all the Lord had for His people in the aforementioned village church. What he learned on Sunday morning and evening, and any material he could get his hands on, he then took the back home to his people to study during the week. He encountered grave dangers in doing so. There were others of the Huichols who were not pleased with this missionary work which made threats and there were the dangers of the jungle itself, pumas and the like. Yet, his indigenous tribe heard the Gospel of Christ.
Friends, this is pioneer missions work to the regions beyond . What are we doing to get the Gospel to the world?