On the back of the Latin America Caribbean Prayer Map is a quote from Loren Triplett, a former Executive Director of Assemblies of God World Missions. He said, “We dare not measure our success against anything but the unfinished task.â€ This is a sobering thought. While we can certainly rejoice in past accomplishments, we do not have the luxury to simply reminisce. We must move forward.
But what is the unfinished task, and how do we â€œlevel upâ€ to finish it? In the short term, our unfinished task is obtaining the resources that weâ€™ll need to sustain us for our upcoming term. We could boast of the thousands of miles weâ€™ve traveled, or the dozens of services that weâ€™ve celebrated, but if we fail to secure the intercessors who will pray on our behalf or the financial partners who will invest in the vision, we’ll have run our race in vain. This past quarter, weâ€™re excited to have signed on 30 new intercessors and elated to have cut our financial need to just $291 a month. Nevertheless, the task remains unfinished. So, in February, we leveled up, traveling the Southern Missouri Sectional Council Tour. Those eight days of making connections helped us add another 10 services to our itinerary to ensure that the task is finished.
As we look beyond our itineration to our role as Area Directors, weâ€™re aware that the task in front of us requires a greater commitment on our part. Itâ€™s a position taking us beyond our areas of expertise and stretching us to develop new skills. Thatâ€™s why, as a couple, weâ€™re leveling up. On April 21st, Kelly will be ordained by the Southern Missouri District, leveling up her credentials as we form a new partnership in ministry, aligned to provide the vision, leadership, member care, and administrative support that the position requires.
However, weâ€™re aware that these efforts are only intermediary. The redemption of Mexico is the goal. The number of the lost stands at more than 113 million people. Now, more than ever, we need your help to reach them. Weâ€™re doing our part to prepare, will you join us in the effort? Will you level up with us to reach Mexico? Sign up to be one of the 130 intercessors we need to reach 500. Begin or increase your financial partnership with us so that we can meet our monthly support goal, or discover how you can take the next step on the journey to join our missionary team. And donâ€™t forget to let us know how we can support you. Weâ€™re leveling up our prayers on your behalf as well!
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