by David Hicks 100 Lives Impacted
"Do you not say, `There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that th...
"Do you not say, `There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.”(John 4:34-35)
In Sudan and South Sudan the fields are white for harvest and God has given us a tremendous opportunity to carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to one of the most unreached and difficult parts of the world. In spite of what appears to be insurmountable obstacles Christ is moving in unfathomable ways in transforming lives, erasing tribal boundaries, removing the chains of bondage, through the power of the proclamation of the Gospel of CHRIST crucified. He has granted us stewardship of this ministry.
Our mission is to be obedient to the LORD'S command to go and make disciples, and to be faithful stewards of that which HE has entrusted us with.
2 Timothy 2:2 is our guideline in partnering with indigenous, born-again believers. We teach and train them to make and train disciples who will make and train disciples that will result in a disciple multiplication and church movement throughout South Sudan and Sudan. One of our ministry tools is to mobilize the body of CHRIST here at home into short-term mission teams. We train and equip these teams to teach and train others and then we deploy with them into South Sudan where we team up with our indigenous partners to accomplish the ministry work.
In the past 3 years we have witnessed the LORD bring about an explosion in areas of South Sudan with hundreds of house churches planted and small groups started by our indigenous partners.
The LORD has also opened the door to undisclosed areas in Sudan. Of the 164 people groups that live in Sudan 132 are unreached with the gospel of JESUS CHRIST. We recently spent time 3 weeks in a refugee camp along the border of South Sudan and Sudan with 70,000 plus refugees. Among these 70,000 refugees (90% Muslim) from the Nuba Mountains there are approximately 70 unreached people groups represented. We were able to partner with 6 churches who sent representatives for us for 2 weeks for training, including classroom and practicals, in how reach, teach, and train new believers in how to follow CHRIST and reach, teach, and train others. This is our mission to reach the unreached with the Gospel and make multiplying disciples.
William Carey, one of the great missionaries to India and one day in response to a group of Christians and pastors who were speaking of India as a gold mine but who would venture to go there? William Carey responded, "I will go down (into the mine)...but remember you must hold the rope." In Sudan and South Sudan there is a vast field of the LORD’S harvest...I will go down but need you to hold the rope.
Now is the time, Sudan/South Sudan is the place, and we are the chosen!!
"You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.” (John 15:16)