Missionaries serving in distant lands experience this same mixture of gratitude and compassion. “As we dwell on the Christmas story, we are reminded of why we are serving here,” writes a couple serving The Alliance in the North and Central Asia Region.
“Our hope is to bring the message of the Savior taking on human flesh, being born as a helpless babe, to those who have not heard. We praise the Lord that we have the hope and assurance of salvation through faith in Him—but like the shepherds, we must urgently bring this good news to others.”
Because the Alliance family has given faithfully to the Great Commission Fund, lost people around the world who did not have access to the truth are now hearing the good news of Jesus Christ.
“I’ve just returned from an international trip where I’ve witnessed the effective, faithful service of the teams you and I have sent. The gospel is shining brightly in some very dark places,” wrote John Stumbo, U.S. Alliance president, in a recent e-mail to senior pastors.
As you sort through the many appeals for contributions that you receive this month, please consider an investment in The Alliance. To know that your gift to the Year-End Offering will help to complete the Great Commission is a gift too big to fit under a Christmas tree.
“Your giving has a great impact for the Kingdom,” says Tim Wendel, regional director for Latin America. “Because of [your] gifts . . . lives are being changed to the glory of God.
“With a grateful heart, we pray that the Lord will pour out His blessings on you and your loved ones as you continue to serve Him.”
What You Can Do
Join the Alliance family in praying for Alliance team members worldwide, who often serve in challenging circumstances that require courage, wisdom, and trust in the Almighty. Use the weekly Alliance Prayer Requests to assist you.
This Christmas, please consider a gift to The Alliance through the Year-End Offering or directly to the Great Commission Fund (GCF).
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