The Great Commission is central to the Church Age. It is the last thing Jesus talked to his followers about before ascending back to heaven. Through the ages, believers have taken Jesus' charge to preach the Word to the ends of the earth very seriously. Whether they were missionaries at home or abroad, these particular 10 Christians are inspiring examples of people who knew what was most important in this life. They had experienced the forgiveness and love of Christ and were compelled to share this Good News with others. Hopefully their words will inspire you, whether you are called to be a missionary in your hometown or called to go to the far reaches of the globe.
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On Monday, Christian Aid Missionaries shared that their 12 kidnapped Christian missionaries who found freedom from their Haitian captors last week did so due to a daring middle-of-the-night escape and a multi-mile journey through briar-filled woods under the moonlight.
Why are we willing to risk life and limb so that others can hear about Jesus? We know that the lovingkindness of God is better than life. We know that our Savior took up his own cross to give his life in our place. We know that the souls of men, women, boys and girls are eternal. We know that the hope of the Gospel is real and that the reality of Hell cannot be denied. We go because all nations need to hear. We go because God is glorious. We go because the risks pale in comparison to the rewards.