We want to encourage you to go to the people you are trying to reach! Go to their birthday parties, anniversaries, and home visits to bless them!
I remember when I lived in Delhi, I would go to the houses of the press vallas I met, attend their parties, bless them, take photos and make photo albums for them. I also gave them children’s bible storybooks as gifts for them to read together to introduce them to Jesus!
Let’s look at Jesus instructions in Luke 10: 1-9 NIV
10 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. 4 Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.
5 “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6 If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. 7 Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.
8 “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. 9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’
- What are Jesus instructions?
- What do we learn about God?
- What do we learn about people?
- How should we respond to this story?
- Who can we share this story with?
Let’s share together what happens as we seek to bless the people around us!
We are encouraged by Ruth and the effort she is making with her neighbors in Hydereabad! Let’s pray for each other to go meet the people more and more!