As the 2013 New Year rang in, my thoughts traveled back to Thailand. I took my first missions trip to Pattaya, Thailand in September 2010. I returned back to the States after eight days of being in the nation known as the “Land of Smiles” and I knew not only would I be back, but I was called to this land and these people. I feel The Lord leading me back this year. Angels go forth and prepare the way in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
Being a missionary and a modern-day abolitionist, I have a tendency to seek out books that are “mission minded.” Missions is a topic we often hear spoken of in churches. However, most of what you hear just barely grazes the surface, and does not really get to the heart of missions. As born again believers, the Great ComMISSION is God’s heartbeat, and therefore it should most definitely be our heartbeat if we are truly residing in Christ. After receiving this book for review, I immediately dug into it with hopes that it would be more that just a surface level discussion of “missions.” My expectations were certainly met and even exceeded, as “Missional Moves” is a blueprint that should be in the hands of every missionary, mission director, pastor, and director for NGO’s (Non-governmental organization) which carry out missions throughout the world. This comprehensive resource fills a void which has existed in the Kingdom of God, until now. Most mission books in circulation paint a very limited picture of what it actually means to “Go.” For the most part, very few authors outline the significance and importance that God places on diversity. This book does a fabulous job in bringing the reader into the understanding of the need to have a Kingdom perspective and achieving global understanding of every tribe in every nation.
“Missional Moves” unfolds the apostolic movement which is actually now being re-established in the Body of Christ around the world. There has never been a greater time to be alive than right now. Achieving the Great CoMISSION is all about bringing glory to the Father. We are to partner with Him, hence Co-Mission, in spreading the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Before I put a stamp of recommendation on a book it has to speak what The Lord is speaking. This book my friends does just that! This book has God’s fingerprints all over it. I would recommend you get a copy for yourself, and get a copy to give to your pastor or fellow missions director. This book should be required reading for anyone who feels “called” to missions.
I want to end with a very profound statement in the book which should serve as a wake-up call for believers around the world. May it empower you to move forward with what The Lord has called you to do.
["But right now, as the most important game in the world is being played, the church is preparing for the final play of the game. The ball is within reach of the end zone, yet most of the players are clueless about where they are on the field, what position they play, and how much time is left on the clock. Many of them do not even realize that the game is on the line.The arena they play in? The nations of the world. The end zone? The finish of the Great Commission. The team? Every member of the church."] (p.74) – Missional Moves
l think John of Patmos pretty much sums it up when he wrote this in Revelation chapter 1 verse 3; from the Message translation is reads:
“How blessed the reader! How blessed the hearers and keepers of these oracle words, all the words written in this book! (referring to the Bible)
Time is just about up.”