“One who supports or promotes a cause”
One of the most vital roles anyone can fulfill in any mission is garnering support. Being a spokesperson for and raising awareness about a cause is just as important as doing the work.
Be Creative – I am always impressed by the creativity of man that comes from being made in the likeness of our imaginative creator. I believe that you can come up with ideas I could never dream of, so here is a list that could help stir some of your thoughts:
Learn – The more you know about what God is doing through the efforts of NTM, the more excited you will be and the more equipped you will be to share with others. Our website has tons of great content! NTM.org
Give to a Missionary – Individual NTM missionaries are funded by people like who want to partner in the Gospel by supporting the ones doing the work.
Give to a Project – It is exciting and fulfilling to give to a specific project when you are personally convinced of the value. From supporting nationals, to sponsoring flight time, to funding a specific translation, to helping build out the facilities at one of our training centers, you are sure to find something dear to your heart. Discover NTM Projects
Tell Your Church – Are you on the mission board? Do you know someone on the mission board? One of the primary roles of an advocate is keeping the vision and the needs of the mission in front of others so that they too can participate.
Tell Your Friends – You know people that I don’t. You can expand awareness by being intentional with your circle of influence.
Host an Event – A missions focus night can be a great way to get the word out and to provide an opportunity for involvement.
Prayer Group – Meet together regularly with others to lift up the needs of the people we are seeking to reach, the missionaries and projects associated with the effort. Be encouraged and watch God work!
Connect – We have missionaries on furlough and reps all over the country. You and your church will be blessed to meet them. I know that you know at least one NTM missionary 😉
Go – We have great opportunities from mission education and missions exposure (i.e. Wayumi), to field trips to raise your understanding about and draw your heart towards the unreached.
Contact Us – Let’s discuss these or any other ideas you come up with about how we can all work together to see all the peoples of the earth have a representation before the throne of God.
After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb – Rev 7:9