One of my favorite scripture verses is John 4:34,”My food, said Jesus, is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work”. Towards the end of 2014, I waited on the Lord for my focus for 2015. I meditated on the unfinished task of the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19 in the light of what is happening in the Middle East and the world in general.
My meditation was on 4000 language groups without the Bible, 3100 people groups without missionaries and 3.5 billion Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus without Christ. I have been involved in cross-cultural mission work with Calvary Ministries (CAPRO) since April 1975, and it was in March 1988 while in Conakry, Guinea, as a missionary to Susu people that we got connected with Hope Presbyterian Church. Hope Church wanted to “adopt” the Susu people, a Muslim people group with very few Christians. Thanks be to God, by today there not only is the Susu Church but also Susu Christian workers.
I handed over the position of International Director of CAPRO in January 2013 having served 8 years in that role. Now the Lord is leading my wife and I to serve in South Sudan. It is the newest nation in the world and the only Christian nation within the 10/40 window with Arabic as a language. Our strong desire for going is to trust God to help us in raising a harvest force from the local Churches for cross-cultural mission to reach unreached people groups in that country and the Arab World.
Can we complete the Great Commission in our generation? What will it take the Global Church to complete the task? Christians must develop singular ambition like Jesus, “My food, said Jesus, is to do the will of my Father and finish his work.” Jesus in his priestly prayer in John 17:4 said, “I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.” Paul the apostle, said, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”. 2 Timothy 4:7
What is your ambition towards the completion of the Great Commission?
Amos Aderonmu, Mission Partner