And they sang a new song, saying:
“You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.
As Christians we may be feeling swamped and overwhelmed by the pressures of life. This can make us become weary and start to become very inward looking. However as Revelation 5:9 reminds us, Jesus has already purchased us for God so his plan is already moving forward, so we should look at the world differently and be encouraged.
Only Christ can unlock the scroll in Revelation 5:9 after people from ALL tribes, nations and languages have heard the Gospel, as the salvation of each person is equally important to God. So God will have people from every tribe, nation and language in Heaven. If we want to be wise we need to align our lives with God’s agenda, therefore international mission is the concern of all Christians.
As we live in and around Bournemouth we have a great opportunity to reach international people from many countries that come to study, work or live here. We have a very special opportunity as we don’t need to learn all their languages and translate the Bible into each one, as Wycliffe Bible Translators do, as many internationals come here to learn English or already understand English.
If you would like to get involved with mission to internationals there are many ways within the church or local mission agencies.
List of opportunities here…
e.g. Adopt a student, Jelly tots, The Hub International Café, ICN volunteers.
Please contact: Mary Browse for opportunities at Lansdowne Church firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicky Davies for opportunities at ICN