Send One.

Posted in Global Missions

The past year my wife Vanda and I have had the blessing to attend and speak at churches across our great state. Although the churches varied in size, location, rural, or city there was one theme that we would hear at each church over and over again before we headed back home to Arcadia. 

Henry T. Blackaby is famous for his quote “Find where God is at work and join Him”. God is working in the hearts of Oklahoma Baptist in a very unique way. Every single church that we attend we would have had a least one person who would approach us and say,  “I’m called to go overseas, how do I do it?” 

After hearing that phrase repeatedly, watching how God seemed to be placing the nations on the hearts of our members, and as those members young and old were voicing “Send Me,” we wanted to join God where He is at work. This is why we feel called to say Send One to every church.

Send One is not about Oklahoma Baptist or the IMB, it’s about joining God where He is working. So we are asking every church to look into their congregations and ask who feels called to go? 

It doesn’t matter if your church has never sent anyone, it doesn’t matter if they don’t have the finances, doesn’t matter if that One has never been overseas what is most important is that God is calling that person to go. 

It takes a lot of courage and faith for someone to approach us like that. They are stepping far out of their comfort zone as they respond bravely to God’s call. It’s beautiful to hear the calling and passion down inside of them that compels them to make their desire known. 

For those called, we are ready to take them. For those called we will train them. For those called we will walk with them because if they are called then that’s all that is required because for now the call is all they need. 

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