Daily Topic for February 03, 2011

Ecclesiastes 7:20
There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins.

This is politically incorrect, but so very true! Despite what “religions” teach, all of humanity is sinful by nature. It’s as natural for us to sin as it is for us to breath. We cannot ever completely stop sinning, but we can be forgiven. The missionaries that we send and pray for are inviting the lost to become part of the “family of the forgiven.” The work of Peter Cameron Scott and the AIM has ultimately resulted in millions becoming part of the “family of the forgiven.”

Pray that we will fulfill the legacy that God gives us to draw the unrighteous to become part of the family of the forgiven.

Missionary Biography, Continued

by AL from “Garden of Miracles,” by Kenneth Richardson, AIM, London 1968.

Peter Cameron Scott’s first annual report to the AIM had scarcely been issued in America when word came that he was ill. Once again he had been brought low by the brutal African environment. He died in 1896, just 14 months after he and his party had landed in Zanzibar.

Scott had been the heartbeat of the AIM. With his death, the mission suffered as one after another of the workers died. Several returned home for health reasons, and by the summer of 1899, only one missionary remained on the field—William Gangert, a solitary symbol that AIM was in Africa to stay. Yet barely 10 years after the founding of AIM, they had 31 missionaries on the field serving on seven mission stations. AIM had expanded into Tanzania, and later into the Congo.

In October 1971, AIM in Kenya became the Africa Inland Church, with a membership of one and a half million. Through its commitment to education, it has raised up a strong national leadership able to shepherd its own believing community. The AIM continues to place emphasis, as Scott did, on taking the gospel to those who have never heard. Today, the Mission Board of the Africa Inland Church of Kenya, one of the largest African mission agencies in the world, sends its own missionaries to still unreached tribes.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

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