"And this Gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world..."
God’s heart is for every nation, tribe, and people to hear the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. “And this Gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14)
Did you know that today there are more than 7,000 people groups with no effective witness for Jesus? ANM serves 263 native (indigenous) mission ministries with 9,425 missionaries, church planters, trainers, and workers working in 83 countries around the world. These missionaries are engaging 752 of these unreached people groups and are reaching out to more all the time.
Native missionaries already know the language and culture of the people they serve. They are already accustomed to the physical climate, environment, and political situation. Because their standard of living is comparable to those they serve, often vastly different from that of a foreign missionary, they are able to live and minister on a fraction of the resources. Since it doesn’t take them years to learn the language and culture, they can begin their work after minimal training and preparation. Finally, because they are working among their own family, friends, and neighbors, they are committed for the long-term work of missionary endeavor.
Additionally, there are an increasing number of countries that are closed to Western missionaries. The only way that people in many of these countries can hear that God loves them is through native missionaries.
They preach the Gospel, plant churches, and care for children. They begin schools, medical clinics, and Bible colleges to train more workers. Compelled by the love of Christ for a broken world, they are willing to live in poverty, face persecution, and do whatever it takes to reach the lost.
Joining our brothers and sisters in missions aligns us to the heart of God. Here’s the next step you can take: join what God is doing through ANM. ANM is here to be the bridge that connects you to what God is doing around the world, and to let you know that you can be part of His work!
Together we can encourage, equip, and speak on behalf of native missionaries reaching the remaining people groups. We can be their advocates. Let us know what’s on your heart, and we will help you find your place in God’s mission.
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