The Biblical Approach to Foreign Missions

October 05, 2011

The number one task set forth by our Lord Jesus Christ after His resurrection was to take out a people for His name from every tongue, tribe and nation. He promised that when He has a witness for Himself in every nation He would come back again (Mark 13:10, Matthew 24:14).

The original apostles who received the great commission in Galilee were told to go back to Jerusalem in order to reach men from every nation. The 3000 who turned to Christ on the day of Pentecost were all foreign visitors.

Christian Aid works the same way. Although 90% of unreached people groups live in countries closed to American missionaries, visitors come here from all of those areas. Christian Aid missionaries contact them while they are away from home and send them back to evangelize their own people, just as the New Testament apostles did.

Christian Aid comes to the rescue of indigenous groups by providing representation for them in the USA to find friends who will contribute toward their support. Christian Aid is now making known the work of more than 800 indigenous evangelistic missions based in poorer countries. They have a combined total of more than 80,000 missionaries on the field.

Christian Aid is gently guiding church leaders into a new and different way of doing foreign missionary work today. Through publications, videos, speaking engagements and other means, churches are encouraged to send financial help for indigenous groups through Christian Aid. They can do the job ten times more effectively than we can, at a fraction of the cost.