Your Partnership Can Impact this World
Jesus Needs You to Spread the Gospel
Luke 8:1-3 (God’s Word Translation)
“After this, Jesus traveled from one city and village to another. He spread the Good News about God's kingdom. The twelve apostles were with him. Also, some women were with him. They had been cured from evil spirits and various illnesses. These women were Mary, also called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out; Joanna, whose husband Chusa was Herod's administrator; Susanna; and many other women. They provided financial support for Jesus and his disciples.”
When the Holy Spirit led me to these scriptures it changed my entire outlook on how Jesus could fulfill his ministry and carry out God’s plan. God used ordinary men and women to support the Lord Jesus when he walked the earth and he has not changed his plan. I firmly believe in the power of partnership to accomplish God’s plan for the ministry. God wants you to continue His work in this generation by partnering with us, His servants, to preach the life changing message of the Gospel to the nations.
Why Partner with Us?
1. Love and Devotion to God.
As a Christian, our number one motivation for giving should be birthed from a deep love and devotion to Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 9:13 (TLB) “Those you help will be glad not only because of your generous gifts to themselves and to others, but they will praise God for this proof that your deeds are as good as your doctrine.” Their offering unto the Lord was an expression that their lives had been transformed by the Gospel, and that they were truly loyal and obedient to Jesus Christ. Not only did they give to demonstrate their transformation and obedience, but they wanted others to share the same experience of accepting Jesus as their personal Savior.
2. To Help Carry the Load of Getting the Gospel to Others
Jesus commanded Peter and John to launch out into the deep and let down their nets for a catch. The net became so full that it began to break and Peter and John had to call for help. Luke 5:6-7 says, “And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.” Peter and John beckoned unto their partners because the load was too great for them to carry alone. Their partners responded and, to everyone’s amazement, they filled both the ships. The partners of Peter and John experienced the same blessing that Peter and John had received. If it were not for Peter’s fishing partners, who knows what the outcome could have been? But with the help of his partners, Peter could catch a great multitude of fish. The story continues in Luke 5:8-10: “When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.” Jesus was teaching the disciples a principle about winning souls. Jesus told them that, from that point on, they along with their partners would catch men. The same principle of partnership in catching fish was the same principle Jesus wanted to instill in his disciples to win souls. No one person alone can carry out God’s work. We need your help. As ministers, we ask you to become our partners; to help us so that, together, we can shake this world for Jesus Christ.
3. To Send Fellow Laborers into the Harvest Field
Romans 10:14, “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?”
Matthew 9:35-38, "Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. He said to his disciples, 'The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.' ” God has placed the anointing of the Holy Ghost upon our lives to go forth with the Gospel message and to demonstrate God’s power through healing miracles. You might not be able to go everywhere we go physically, but, when you support us with your prayers and finances, you are playing a vital role in helping us accomplish God’s vision.
4. To Freely Preach the Gospel
Has anyone ever helped you through a difficult time? Do you have an overwhelming compassion for those who are enduring times of trouble? Would you like to make a difference in another's life? Striving to reach out to those who are destitute and distressed, like Muyingo, has been our passion for over 15 years. Muyingo is a young man from Africa who was demon possessed. Muyingo's mother exhausted her resources on witch doctors, hoping they could find a cure for her lunatic son. The young man suffered for two years, as nothing the doctors tried could heal him. His mother was forsaken; left alone to face the grim reality that this was the way life would be for Muyingo. Desperate and penniless, one last ray of hope broke through her despair when she heard about the healing miracles happening at our Crusade in Uganda, Africa. After prayer during one night of the Crusade, Muyingo was set free by the power of God. He stepped onto the platform and there he stood, back in his right mind, free from devils at last. His mother was enraptured to see her son's restored health and sanity. The entire town exploded into rejoicing with her, for they all knew that her son, who had been possessed, was now free. Muyingo’s mother could not have afforded to fly our Crusade team to Uganda to deliver her son. She had already spent all she had looking for a cure. Thanks to our partners, the Crusade happened and the woman’s son was set free.
The book of Third John 1 verse 7 “The elder unto the well beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth… Because that for his [Jesus’] name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.” The apostle John exhorted Gaius for the same reason here. Gaius took care of the missionaries and their needs so that they might preach the Gospel unto those who did not have the financial means to fund such events. As partners, you are changing the lives of those who cannot change them on their own.
5. For You as a Partner to Experience Victory in Every Area of Your Life
In 2 Chronicles 31 and 32, Hezekiah was used by God to encourage the people to support God’s work. The people responded with overwhelming support making God’s work their number one priority. This resulted in God blessing his people tremendously. The enemy launched an all-out attack against Hezekiah to discourage the people from supporting the Lord’s work. Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah joined their faith together and cried out to God. God answered by sending one angel who destroyed the enemies of God’s people. When God’s work becomes your priority, your victory and breakthrough becomes God’s priority.