I know that many are enjoying a Labor Day of rest and relaxation. As I awoke this morning to the sounds of rain beating upon my window and waves hitting the beach, I blinked my eyes for a few moments and reminded myself, “Oh yeah, it’s Monday and we don’t go home until tomorrow.” I breathed a sigh of relief contemplating what the day would hold: good food, good fellowship with friends, great conversations, and a lot of laughter. Then I rolled over to see what time it was…a little after 7:00 AM. I haven’t been online for a few days so I quickly strolled through my Facebook Newsfeed to see what was going on with my friends, and there is was the BOTTOM LINE note from Scott and Cindy Hunter.
You may remember Cindy’s story. She shared her heart and God calling her family to be missionaries in Spain here.
Of their three children, Scott and Cindy will be taking their two youngest, Hannah and Alex, with them to Spain. Hannah also has a heart for missions. We thank God that Hannah has already arrived in Spain.
However, the rest of the family remains in the United States to raise financial support.
There is an urgent need to get the Hunters out of the United States because:
- Public Schools began in Spain on next week. The longer they delay their arrival the harder the adjustment for Alex, particularly because he does not yet speak the language.
- The family wants to reconnect as soon as possible.
- The Hunters are homeless and living in limbo.
Yet, the most important need of all is Jesus’ solemn reminder that there are not enough labors willing to commitment to the ministry of sharing the gospel to a lost world:
“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field (Matthew 9:35-38 NIV).”
Do we have compassion for the lost and hopeless souls in this world? That’s an appropriate question to lead into our “Radical” discussion.
Do we truly understand that God has already prepared the harvest? In other words, God has already done the heavy lifting so to speak. Humans are his method of choice to realize in the physical what he has already manifested in the spiritual. God desires willing labors to go out into the harvest and share his good news with a lost and dying world.
Do we understand that we all have a responsibility to pray for workers to go into the harvest field? At a minimum, here is where we can all particulate.
If you can’t be an international missionary, will you please consider supporting this family?
Details for contact are in the previous posts. The Hunter family needs 15 people who are willing to partner at $50/month or 7 people at $100/month. If you cannot commit to those amounts, any amount that you can commit to will help.
© Natasha S. Robinson 2011