Thursday, December 3, 2015

Week of Prayer 2014: A risk worth taking

The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® enables IMB missionaries to live and work at the forefront of lostness and extend our witness through their full-time ministry. Southern Baptists send missionaries from their churches, through IMB, to go into the world making disciples in the name of Jesus. In that partnership, Southern Baptists provide the funding to send and support these missionaries and their ministries. The more resources they provide, the more missionaries can be sent.

Week of Prayer 2014
A risk worth taking

Moving a family to South Sudan, a war ground made up of daily turmoil and strife, has been a major risk, even to the point that IMB missionary Robert Lane calls in several times a day to assure his supervisor his family is still alive.
Robert sees it as a risk worth taking as they follow God in obedience to reach out to the Dinka people group, numbering nearly 3 million.
 “We need to be ready for those hardships, ready for those difficulties, ready to be used as a sacrifice for Christ as we try to make His name famous,” Robert explains.
Robert understands the dangers based on his training time in Uganda, where cattle raids and gunshots were not uncommon. Regardless, he pursued the call to the country God laid on his heart more than five years ago with his wife, Maridith, and 2-year-old son, Shepherd, right beside him.
“When you have the privilege to know somebody in his pre-Christian state and see him [grow] as a Christian and as a father and as a husband … then you realize there’s no price that would be too great to pay, because Christ is worth it,” Robert says.

Pray for protection for the Lane family and for the salvation of the Dinka people.

Pray for generous giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering to support families like the Lanes who are willing to take the risk.

Scripture to Claim:

 …And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.   Luke 24:47

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