JESUS ISN’T HERE
Great Commission Day Offering
Our world needs Jesus. And our Alliance family is committed to bringing Him to people who have no other way of knowing Him—people like Katje.*
“Jesus isn’t in my country,” Katje said mournfully. The little girl blurted those words to Shelly, an Alliance worker visiting her last fall. Shelly had told Katje about Jesus when her family was living in a refugee camp in Europe.
“Oh yes, He is here!” Shelly told the child, whose family has returned to their Balkan nation. “My friends know Him!” Smiling, she pointed to several Alliance team members in the region, who were with her that day to meet Katje and her family.
*Name has been changed to protect the girl’s identity.
As a believer, you are Jesus to your unbelieving friends, neighbors, and coworkers. But there are many people in the world who still haven’t had the opportunity to know Him.
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God is moving across our world in unprecedented ways, opening hearts wide to embrace Him. For example:
Our teams in Europe report that refugee families like Katje’s, who’ve never heard of Jesus’ love, have flocked to major urban centers where many actively seek Him; their openness is even causing the atheists of post-Christian Europe to explore faith issues.
In the Middle East, people are challenging long-standing traditions; like never before, they are questioning their religion, asking about Jesus.
In Cambodia, villagers previously enslaved by spiritist worship are turning to God and being baptized. The Cambodian C&MA is working with a nationwide movement to make disciples in every Cambodian village.
Yet more Alliance workers are urgently needed in places like these, where “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few” (Matthew 9:37). Your gift to the Great Commission Day Offering can make the difference between Alliance workers barely maintaining ministries and pushing forward with momentum among peoples who have yet to hear of Jesus’ saving love.
Gifts to the Great Commission Day Offering will be designated to the Great Commission Fund (GCF), which fully or partially supports and equips a team of 700 international workers who care for the physical and spiritual needs of the least-reached peoples of the world. The GCF also supports U.S. church planting, Alliance higher education, and a variety of U.S.-based support ministries.Give Now
Alliance churches receive a Great Commission Day Resource Kit each year. Below are links to download some of those materials. Additional copies of print and DVD resources are available, while supplies last, from the Alliance Service Center by calling toll-free 1-877-284-3262, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.—4:30 p.m., MST.