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My New Year’s Desire For The World
This is my dear and treasured Friend, Pastor Jonathan Aparre from Bohol, Philippines. As you read my “testimony” today, I want you to see the people that I see when I visit Countries, as an Ambassador of Jesus Christ. Look at his smile! Look into his eyes and see the joy of Jesus Christ that he has! Feel the love that exudes from this godly man! He was one of hundreds just like this!
In less than three weeks my ministry will lead me to spread the Gospel in two North west African nations. I have many Friends from Benin and Nigeria. I will be honored to preach the wedding service of a godly young man from Nigeria, Abraham Adeyemi. Look into this man’s eyes and notice the love of Jesus that is written all over his face.
How can we remain with yet another year of prejudice? Of fighting, and killing, and war? How can we NOT support missions? What if Missionaries would NOT had been able to take the Gospel to Countries just like these?
I have been thinking a lot about my family and my Facebook family the last few days, more so than usual. Just thinking about the friends that I have in my life, people that I honestly, sincerely feel, that we are good friends on 6 of the 7 continents, in well over 70 countries.
The thought that continues to strike me is that IF everyone in the world were like my Facebook friends,every war would be over; people would truly be looking to meet the needs of one another countries and families; they would do away with the racial prejudices that so many countries have of another country. God and I have no time for Prejudice! I have been to many countries in my lifetime, and do you know what I have discovered?.
My Personal Discovery as an Ambassador for Jesus Christ
Every Family that I have ever met, loves their family, just as much as I love mine. Every family has accepted me as part of their family. No racial barriers, no feeling of superiority, just complete acceptance and Christian love..
I have even found in each country visited, that I have been treated with complete respect, even among non Christians..
I am fully aware that in every country, including my own, that we have some that do not behave like this towards people from other countries. This of course breaks my heart and must certainly grieve the heart of God. Why? Because God created man! Why? Because God loves Every Person from EVERY Country and Tribe in this world.
The Love of God IS the Difference-Maker
God loves you dear Pakistani person! God loves you in Australia! God loves you that has experienced so many issues from the natural disasters my precious Filipino Friends! God loves my Friends in Germany! God has not forgotten about you, my Friends in Cambodia and Vietnam! God loves you Zimbabwe! God loves you Benin and Nigeria! God loves you Ethiopia! India, you the second largest Country in the world, God loves you! China and Indonesia, the Largest and fourth largest Countries in the entire world, God loves you to! America, the third largest Country in the world, God loves you!
Yes, God loves You! He loves each Country so much that He robbed Heaven of it’s brightest jewel when He sent His precious Son, Jesus Christ into this world of woe, and sin, and hopelessness, in order that Jesus would become sin for EACH of us (Hebrews 2:9; John 3:16; and I Timothy 1:15), and shed His Blood as the ONLY payment for our sin!
During the past four weeks, I have been privileged to see Jesus Christ, take the Word of God which I had the privilege of sharing and He has saved hundreds of Filipinos; God forgave a lady by the name of Shamsa, in Pakistan, that has in less than 4 weeks, taken the Gospel to MANY Pakistani People. Look into her sweet face as she is teaching how to be saved, from the Facebook notes I used while winning her to the Lord. Sharing the Love and Compassion of Jesus Christ IS making a difference!!
He allowed me the honor of winning a lady from Bangalore, India to accept Jesus Christ as her Savior. Yes, I KNOW that God loves the World!
Yes, I have even been so blessed as to be adopted as a father and as a grandfather of people on several continents..
I’m thinking about the Christmas gift given to me by my international friends. You had given my present throughout the year. You have given me your love, your respect, your friendship, and in some cases, you even made me a part of your treasured family. What more good I hope to have for Christmas than these things?
I am so thankful for each of you. Many people I have not met face to face, yet I KNOW of your character through your comments on Facebook and through our Skype planning meetings.
My New Years wish for our world is that the world would treat all Countries, all tribes, and People in the way that you and I have chosen to treat one another. My great desire is that Churches would increase missionary support to get God-called Families into all Countries to spread the Gospel, which has the POWER to change lives; remove prejudice, eradicate the hatred Countries have for one another.
I am tired of war, of terrorism, of prejudice, Our blood is ALL the same color. Each Countries People have a heart. Let us choose to use our hearts this year for more than just pumping our blood. Let’s use our hearts to live for others, for in so doing we will fulfill the main law of Christ, which is to love one another (All Countries) EVEN AS Jesus hath loved us! I love you very much and I value your friendship.
What do you think? Can we not All commit to this? I’d love to hear from you from all over the World!
Let us CHOOSE to become a Difference-Maker during 2014 for the Cause of Jesus Christ!
My Life’s verse: I Corinthians 7:29: Brethren, the Time IS Short.” Let us therefore do ALL that we can While we can!