You might wonder why would anyone participate in Missions? It seems illogical to give the funds needed for our needs to send away? It might seem strange to spend the limited time we have in prayer for others? and it might seem odd to go to areas of the world where you may not be wanted and your message might be rejected.?
It is God's Heartbeat.
The Truth is that Missions is the Heartbeat of Our Lord and Savior Jesus-Christ. The Lord loves everyone in the world and wants everyone to be saved.
John 3:16, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
It is God's Plan.
The Lord gave us a command which He called the Great Commission. In this plan, the Lord wants to use you to do His Will and reach others as He Reached you.
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Who is to Pray?
The Lord wants you to Pray. For you to be an active part of His Workings by understanding His Love for others by seeing the need and praying for the need to be met.
Luke 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
Who is to Go?
The Lord wants you to Go into the world that He has placed you in and share the Gospel. As you pray ask the Lord to send you those whom you can testify of how the Lord has saved you and prepare to share how God wants them to be Saved.
Luke 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
Who is to Give?
The Lord wants you to Give. As He gave His Life for you, He wants you to experience the love in giving so that others can receive Eternal Life. In all you give the Lord shows His Love to you by returning more to you than you gave.
Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again