It was a privilege to be asked by our Community of Elders to share with our entire Los Altos Grace family about my trip to Chad. I hope that you were challenged, informed and encouraged by my sharing on Sunday.
If you weren’t able to join us, here is an overview video of the work in Chad (by Encompass). This video is really helpful and you should see it!
Synthesizing two weeks into a few sentences isn’t easy, but here are a few of the things I brought home:
Our Brethren in Chad spur us on!
In spite of poverty, our Brethren brothers and sisters have figured out how to survive, how to spread the Gospel, how to use medicine for the Gospel, how to start churches and more. They have as many churches as we do in the USA!
Mission isn’t about civilization
The economic contrast glared out on my flights between Paris and Chad. Yet we need workers in Paris to make disciples, train leaders and start churches in the same way we need them in the capital city of Chad (N’Djamena). If we can use tools of medicine and education for the Gospel, that is awesome. Living and sharing the Gospel is vital no matter what the “civilization” level of the culture is.
You are Needed!
No matter who you are, as a follower of Jesus, you are needed to continue to sow the Gospel and make disciples. YOU are needed across the street and across cultures as Jesus builds His Church!