“Come over and help us” seems to me to be the call of the un-reached to the church from the early days until this day that has just ended with the setting sun. Living with tribal people around the world, visiting folk on the high mountains, small Islands and the sweaty swamps of the low lands of Papua New Guinea I have heard that cry many times. I have read letters handed to me. I have stood on my porch in the middle of the jungle and listened to the pleading, word for word. Would you find us a missionary to come and live with us? We want to hear what you have spoken to the other tribe? I have even been waved down on the river by a man pleading “come help us.”
The most disturbing knock on my door was from a man from another tribe on another river basin that had asked me several times to get them a missionary. “Forget about getting us a missionary you have waited too long, our people are dying.” Now you know why I am the way I am about the un-reached people of the world.
The un-reached need more than a short term mission trip; they need a life of maybe 10 to 20 years or more being poured into them from a missionary soaked in Romans chapter 12. Missions today ride on the winds of change but the age old call is still the same, “Come over and help us.”
If you hear that call or maybe see yourself following the command to go from Jesus Himself, give New Tribes Mission a call and let us help you prepare for whatever it takes to finish the course. Jack Housley.