The following information comes from an article with the same title as this blog. You can click here and read the entire article.
I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ makes a difference. I know that social work will never get the job done but when I read of an atheist that realizes the truth it just confirms and also excites me.
I have picked out just a few things from the article. Read it and consider what God might want you to do with your life. He may use just this article to call you to be a missionary to Africa. We would love to help you here at the Our Generation Training Center get ready to take the gospel there.
Missionaries, not aid money, are the solution to Africa’s biggest problem – the crushing passivity of the people’s mindset…….
That is the sub title of the article! So true! The people need like people everywhere what only Jesus Christ can do!
Now a confirmed atheist, I’ve become convinced of the enormous contribution that Christian evangelism makes in Africa: sharply distinct from the work of secular NGOs, government projects and international aid efforts. These alone will not do. Education and training alone will not do. In Africa Christianity changes people’s hearts. It brings a spiritual transformation. The rebirth is real. The change is good.
Notice that this atheist realizes that the people need so much more. He realizes that those preaching the gospel are seeing lives changed and it is working. I can’t read this without wanting to go myself. I hope that all of you will decide to use your time and money to get the gospel to the world. Start in your neighborhood but let’s go to Africa.
Whenever we entered a territory worked by missionaries, we had to acknowledge that something changed in the faces of the people we passed and spoke to: something in their eyes, the way they approached you direct, man-to-man, without looking down or away. They had not become more deferential towards strangers – in some ways less so – but more open.
God made a difference an atheist could see. I have seen God do just this in Peru. I know that He has planned to do that many more times over. He is looking now for those that will love Him enough to want to take His name to these least reached peoples. Will you at least pray that He will send forth laborers to His harvest.
Removing Christian evangelism from the African equation may leave the continent at the mercy of a malign fusion of Nike, the witch doctor, the mobile phone and the machete.
They are already at the mercy of death and hell. They need the gospel. All of you that want so much to preach and be in the ministry. Here is your chance. Will you stand up and be counted? Will you say to the Lord Jesus; Here I am, send me?
God has a plan for your life that is far bigger than you can ever imagine. This is your opportunity!