About 2500 entire language groups have no way to hear the Good News about what Jesus has done for them.
What will happen to them?
They will perish into an eternity of separation.
What hope is there?
Jesus has already paid the price for their sins and rose from the dead to clothe them in His own perfect righteousness. What generous grace and lavish love! If they believe in Him they will have everlasting life.
How will they hear about Jesus?
Some Christians somewhere will have to send someone who is willing to do what it takes to tell them. A missionary: a person who is on a mission.
Where do missionaries come from?
Missionaries are just ordinary Christians who, by faith, set aside earthly values to adopt eternal values for their earthly lives. We are all called to deny ourselves and take up our cross daily to follow Christ so that other people may know Him.
Where would you find such a person?
We would go to where Christians normally gather to give testimony of what God is doing, to ask relevants questions, to share God’s word and to present opportunities for action.
Who might be willing to go?
Most likely it is someone who is already heavily involved in their church, who is maturing in faith or is training to serve in full time ministry somewhere. Sometimes they are new believers who are just willing to devote themselves to learning and discipleship through Bible Institute training.
Why aren’t more Christians involved in planting churches among remote tribes?
It is possible that many just don’t realize that 2 billion people don’t know about Jesus. It may be easier to get involved with ministries which we have already seen in action. It is natural to avoid the unknown. Another possibility is that some just have not been shown the importance of this work in God’s plan for them as revealed in the Bible.
How could we get more Christians involved in reaching unreached tribes?
We could tell Christians who do not know already that there are tribes of people who have no access to the Gospel. We could show people, from God’s Word, why that is important for their own lives and ministries. We could show them God’s love for people who do not yet know Him. We could show them His written plan for reaching unreached tribes with the Good News. We could show them the letters from tribes of people who are asking for missionaries. We could ask who is willing to tell these tribes about Jesus. We could invite them to attend a program like Wayumi. We could show them the different roles in which they might have a part in the church planting team. We could invite them to get the training they need to join us in the work. We could ask them to go tell the Christians about the untold millions.
Representatives do some of these things as a full time ministry; drawing on their experience to impart vision to others.
Who could go to where Christians gather to find people to send as missionaries?
All of our missionaries have a part in sharing the work of New Tribes Mission. You may have noticed that our missionaries are on the road a lot. Our Representatives devote their lives to this ministry. Their past experience of walking with God by faith, serving on the mission field and encouraging others to do likewise are a vital part of reaching unreached tribes. This is our ministry at the moment. We feel that we have an important part in sending help to our coworkers on the field and in expanding ministry among tribes of people who may have no other hope of hearing about Jesus in our lifetime.
- Please pray for us as we connect with God’s people, give testimony of what He is doing, share His Word and invite people to reach the unreached tribes.
- Please pray for opportunities to share about unreached people groups.
- Please pray for the resources to go where Christians gather to share our stories and invite harvest workers.
- Please pray for laborers to help us bring in the harvest among the unreached tribes.
Do you know someone who is asking about working with unreached people groups? We would love to meet them!