International (MNN) — There is an African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go in a group!” In our North American context, we tend to make heroes out of individuals. We love to move fast. But the Great Commission of Jesus demands that we go far, to the “ends of the earth,” in fact.
Reach A Village wants to “go far,” and they are doing so by working with national Christian leaders around their world. Their goal is to encourage and equip capable, indigenous Christian ministries and local churches to fulfill the great commission. Reach a Village supports their plans and proposals with a commitment to pray and partner with them to go far beyond where any of us could go on our own.
While indigenous leaders are called and capable to carry out the mission, many have little or no resources with which to train or travel. Finding Bibles and other resources is still expensive and difficult in their areas. That is where Reach a Village has chosen to be a blessing to them.
President of Reach a Village, Bob Craft, says, “We focus on those countries that have villages that have never yet heard the gospel; they don’t have a fellowshipping group of believers. They don’t have anybody to even ask about the gospel.”
Reach a Village works in countries which contain evangelical churches and have heard the Gospel, but still haven’t spread the truth to villages on the outskirts.
Craft says, “We find these partners, and then we do our best to equip them, train them in anyway that they need. We come alongside them, and their vision, really, is the bottom line, because our passion is to reach these villages as quickly as possible.”
Reach a Village has formed partnerships in 20 different countries in Southeast Asia, Eurasia, and China. Around 300 to 400 people a day are coming to Christ through their partners. “It’s our desire to make sure these new believers have Bibles,” says Craft.
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Reach a Village has daily prayer requests on their Facebook page so you can learn how to pray for countries, people groups and their partners.
Help Reach a Village “go far” to reach the remaining 1,000,000+ villages and communities that still do not know about Jesus.