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May 2024 - World Missions

First Sabbath Offering
Goal Amount: 
July 17, 2024

“Heaven stands indignant at the neglect shown to the souls of men. Would we know how Christ regards it? How would a father and mother feel, did they know that their child, lost in the cold and the snow, had been passed by, and left to perish, by those who might have saved it?”—The Desire of Ages, p. 825.


Spiritually speaking, who are these children “lost in the cold and the snow”?


“Millions upon millions of human souls ready to perish, bound in chains of ignorance and sin, have never so much as heard of Christ’s love for them. Were our condition and theirs to be reversed, what would we desire them to do for us? All this, so far as lies in our power, we are under the most solemn obligation to do for them.”—Ibid., p. 640.


“Everywhere the light of truth is to shine forth, that hearts, now in the sleep of ignorance, may be awakened and converted. In all countries and cities the gospel is to be proclaimed.”—Evangelism, p. 19.


“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? And how shall they preach, except they be sent?” (Romans 10:14, 15, first part).


Global evangelism is needed now, while the doors are still open. Indeed, at this hour we truly can echo the words of Jesus: “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world” (John 9:4, 5).


Not all can personally go everywhere the message needs to go on this dark planet. Yet to take this message nevertheless costs something from all of us: Time, care, energy, and money must be heartily invested in this work until the whole earth is lightened with the glory of God. Your faithful generosity toward world missions can make a big difference!


Your brethren from the General Conference