I love body surfing even though I'm not as agile as I used to be! Catching a good wave requires technique, water and wind.
Next year WEC is 100 years old, but still wanting to be sensitive to see how the wind of the Spirit is moving so we can surf with the next wave of missionaries. For many years our missionaries came from the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Then the next wave came from countries like Singapore, Brazil and Korea. Now mainland Chinese are sending and being sent, and other developing nations in Africa, and countries like India and Mongolia, are following suit. At the recent International Mission Mobilisation conference in South Korea WEC delegates explored the challenge of catching this next wave.
How do these new missionaries raise financial support when in some of their sending countries churches are not even supposed to exist? Many Christians from these countries are moving overseas for work and planting churches along the way. How can we accommodate them in existing church planting teams? Or do we create new ones tailored for them? Despite these and many other challenges, we are wanting to catch this wave.
Another new venture we explored is called Missional Business. This is all about running businesses with integrity while providing employment for cross-cultural workers. Could this be another technique in helping to catch this next wave?
Pray for good strategy for WEC as we become even more multicultural in our quest to reach the remaining unreached people groups.
Pray for people to join us as we share the gospel in these multicultural teams. As you pray, be open to God calling you to be one of these people!