"The Word gave life to everything that was created, and His life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it." - John 1:4-5
I peeked around the weary brick wall to find her smiling and stirring away. The pot on the fire contained a simple meal; the work of her aging hands would feed hundreds of hungry children that day who might not otherwise have access to food. Tucked away in a dark corner she faithfully tended to her post, pausing frequently to wipe her sweaty brow with the edge of her skirt. She tended the fire in darkness, but I couldn't help but notice off to the side the most welcome light streaming in through a nearby window. I smiled as I realized just how profound that light was. In that dark corner the light entered in, encouraging and aiding her in her work... and it made all the difference.
A burning fire. Food for the hungry. A light that pierced the darkness.
It was the most beautiful picture - a picture that captures the heart of Global Advance on the front lines.
"Then Jesus declared, 'I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.'" - John 6:35
God has lit a fire in the hearts of frontline leaders who are taking the Bread of Life into dark places all around the world. Through open windows, Global Advance has the opportunity to come alongside these leaders and light the nations with the vision and tools needed to pierce the darkness. What an incredible privilege it is to encourage and aid these frontline heroes in their work, bringing hope to dark places in this crucial time in history.
Why do we do what we do?
- There are 2 billion people who have never heard the gospel. The gospel must get to them.
- There is a need for 5 million new churches to be planted.
- Indigenous leaders are the best return on investment in missions. They carry out the tasks when we are not there.
- Only 10% of developing world pastors have any formal training for ministry. We must put vision in their hearts and tools in their hands!
- Women are being marginalized, abused, and mistreated, but have hope and dignity in God's eyes.
- Poverty and corruption are rampant. Godly marketplace leaders raise the spiritual capital of nations. It is vital that Christian / Kingdom companies prosper to bless people and nations.
- Christians are being persecuted at an all-time high. We are called to support them.
- The Spirit of God is moving in the earth.
- We are commissioned to fill the earth with the glory and knowledge of God.
- We are commissioned to make disciples of all nations.
- American Christians need an avenue more noble than the "American Dream" to invest their time, talent, and treasure!
- There is a great need and wide open space for the ministry of Global Advance!
A burning fire. Food for the hungry. A light that pierces the darkness.
Thank you for your partnership with Global Advance that helps to expand the reach of the gospel, exposing the Light.
"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." - John 8: 12