Daily Topic for December 03, 2017

John 20:20-21, RSV
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the father has sent me, even so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

Pray that Libya’s harvesters understand that they are sent with the authority of Jesus, with the Holy Spirit living in them, to proclaim forgiveness for sins by the blood of the Lamb.

Biography, Continued

by KC

A couple of years later Greg, the recruiter, was manning OM’s booth at Urbana where he himself was recruited to become the North American Director of North Africa Mission (NAM, now called “Arab World Ministries”). This time it took Greg five years to recruit 95 new workers for Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and France. But when he wanted to expand NAM to the Middle East, the leadership felt he was pushing them too fast. After much deliberation, in good spirit and without broken relationships, NAM and Ralph Winter (founder of the U.S. Center for World Mission) recommended that Greg launch a new sister agency to the Muslims. Hence Frontiers was birthed in 1982, specifically for people who were willing to go to Muslim countries that would not allow traditional missionaries. Today Frontiers has 1,900 workers.
Greg stepped down as General Director of Frontiers at age 60, and he and Sally went to Malaysia to do what they had been recruiting others to do: church planting among Muslims. After five years there, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church’s mission agency World Outreach utilized Greg to raise up 10 Presbyterian teams to unengaged Muslims. Greg sees no biblical basis for retirement. Thus at age 75 he continues to write, teach, inspire, and recruit new ambassadors for Christ for the remaining unengaged Muslim peoples.

(From “You’ve Got Libya,” by Greg Livingstone, 2014.)

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Thank the Lord for those who are called to pioneer agencies that reach beyond the scope of mission efforts.

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