Our Opportunity


reaching the immigrants next door

Key Bible Verse: More and more people are seeing [God’s faithfulness]: they enter the mystery, abandoning themselves to GOD. (Psalm 40:3, The Message)

Dig Deeper: Acts 16:25-34

The movement of people has been an amazing phenomenon across the last five hundred years. Whether people migrate due to wicked acts such as slave trade or to war or in an attempt to improve their way of life, the reality is that the peoples of the world are forever changed as a result of such movements.

Are we as followers of Jesus prepared for such wonderful opportunities to serve and share the only hope for abundant and eternal life? We live in a time of unprecedented movement, and these are days of grand opportunity. The peoples of the world are now living next door to us. May we recognize the sovereign hand of the Lord who has moved them and join in his mission, that they may know him and make him known.

– J. D. Payne in Strangers Next Door

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