Not all of us like eating fruit but you must admit that there is something really good about seeing a tree that grows, gets blossom on its branches that then develops into fruit. The process (even if you don’t like eating it) is amazing and really rewarding to patiently watch.
So we celebrate with God as we have watched a number of South Australian families blossom to answer the call for global mission with Global Interaction. This year’s May Mission Month theme is from John 15, “The Vine and the Branches”. To patiently wait and watch for fruit takes discipline and work, and so Global Interaction embraces values such as “Dependence on God” to help shape such discipline. John 15 is a great example of Jesus instructing his disciples (and us) that as long as we remain in Him and depend fully on Him, that He can show us an abundance of harvest as we share the message of Hope. What a beautiful picture of what full dependence on God looks like.
This May, there are resources available for your church to consider what it might look like, with full dependence on Christ, to see communities empowered to develop their own distinctive ways of following Jesus.
Lord, we pray that more people, both here in Australia and amongst the least-reached, will come to know you.
As the prayer in the Pastors & Leaders booklet says “Lord … we pray that more people, both here in Australia and amongst the least-reached, will come to know you”. As you and your church consider opportunities to share His love in your local community, please also partner with Global Interaction by Praying, Giving, Learning and Advocating for our cross-cultural workers that are sharing His love globally and also for the candidates that are preparing to go.
For more information about how your church can be involved in May Mission Month or to have a candidate come and share at your church, contact Global Interaction at the Baptist Centre on 8357 1755, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to head to the website.