26 February 2021
In Acts 1:8, Jesus said that His apostles will be His witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and all Samaria and to the end of the earth. It has been 2000 years since Jesus made that statement; so has the gospel reached the end of the earth?
This month, we have prepared a special journal from 9 Marks ministry about healthy churches around the world: churches in Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Each article provides frontline reports on the state of churches.
- Proclaiming a biblical gospel or watered-down substitute?
- Are they preaching the Bible?
- Pursuing corporate and individual holiness?
- Pursuing evangelism?
- Practicing church membership?
The planting and growing of healthy churches is how we will best fulfil the Great Commission.
While these reports are not comprehensive of the extent of God’s work throughout the world, yet through these reports, it will hearten us with glimpses of the work He is doing. Christianity faces obstacles around the world, yet churches are pushing back the battle lines.
My prayer is that this journal will be more than an encouragement: may it also spur you on to pray and look for ways to support the work going on in these places…for example sending books, funding translations, helping a church leader get theological training, or even visit. Our God is not a village God or even a national God. He is a global God and He is at work everywhere! So let me encourage you to request for your free copy of this edition of 9 Marks journal on healthy churches around the world. Click on this link to complete your request!
Can I urge you to pray alongside with us? We are preparing for the launch of our new web-site alongside with finalizing the details of sending out our first digital newsletters. Our Chinese translators are also rushing through some important deadlines as well. We are also watching closely on how we can continue to distribute our translated resources given the more sensitive environment around Asia. So as we commit the work of this ministry to our Lord, join us in committing this ministry to Him.
May God’s richest blessings be with you and your loved ones.
Love in the Truth,
Peter Low Ying Kit
Grace to Asia