R.O.W. (Rivers of the World) and Transformation
Your future, and the futures of your children and grandchildren, will be determined by transformation! If we want a positive future, then we must learn a lesson from the mission field. Fortunately, mission organizations like R.O.W. are showing the way.
This short video documents a societal transformation in Mongolia. As you watch, listen for these words:
R.O.W. – On the 2,000 Year Old Cutting Edge
It would be easy to tell you about the communities where ROW is demonstrating the love of Christ to people. Those demonstrations give us the opportunity to share the Gospel and see new believers come to Christ. Our mission leaders and volunteers are doing this from the Congo to Southeast Asia. So why share something from Mongolia that we weren’t part of?
First, Christians everywhere should celebrate the advancement of God’s Kingdom. Second, when you read about R.O.W. using a holistic or transformational approach to missions, you need to know:
- We aren’t out on a limb by ourselves
- The model isn’t new – it’s 2,000 years old!
In his epistle, James said we are no good at all if we see someone who is cold and hungry and all we do is say, Be warmed and be filled. To change lives, societies, and futures our message needs to be seen as well as heard.
Back to a Positive Future
It’s too easy to see a dark future in current events. Christians are being martyred daily in many countries. Here, it’s just ridicule at the moment. But without transformation, it’s only a question of how long until today’s marginalization of Christians turns to persecution. That’s the biggest reason to share this post – and some follow-up thoughts as well.
The transformational work of R.O.W. and other organizations shows the lesson that needs to be learned by the American Church. The question is, will we stop looking after ourselves in time to transform our own culture and change our future for the better?
Tomorrow’s Post – Post Traumatic Church Syndrome
Are you a sufferer? Check in, you will probably be surprised!