How can a handful of Shan Christian workers save millions? The most needed
in Shan mission is not money but human resources (shan-missions.com).
Shan-Tai prayer month 2011, day 24
Shan who become Christians often have to bear a high cost for their faith. Those who proclaim the Gospel to them also pay a high price in hardships, dangers and toil to get to the places where Shan live.
Some Shan live in Thailand where access is less difficult, but still not easy. The working conditions of Shan people in Thailand mean that outreach to them must be persistent and flexible to follow them as they move from job to job. For westerners, even Thailand can be a culture shock. For locals, finding support for ministry can be difficult.
Then there are the millions of Shan who live in Burma, in remote villages, within war zones, cut off by landmines and jungle. Just because it is difficult to get there does not mean that God does not want them to hear the Gospel. Of course they must hear.
How will they hear unless people take the message to them? How can people go unless many others at home are praying fervently for them and giving resources to support them?
The task is huge and difficult. Our God is mighty and compassionate and wants these people to hear His word. He has chosen a people for Himself, set them apart to be holy, and commanded them to go.
What part are you playing in God’s mission to the lost?
And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. (Luke 10:2-3 ESV)
- More people to be willing to take risks, doing whatever it takes to bring the Good News to those who have not heard in difficult to reach places. Praise God for those who are already doing this (Romans 10:14-15).
- Peace and infrastructure to reach the Shan (John 16:33)
Other posts related to this topic:
- Day 23: If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you
- Day 25: Three-in-one, burning for Christ
- Risk is right