Many of us have realized the deep seeded desire to “change the world for the better.” Unfortunately, all of our education has failed to build the road map for such an ambitious life commitment.
At World Servants, we have been missionally committed to assist people in their endeavors to pursue and deliver on the significant contributions to serving others all over the world by building relational, infrastructural and spiritual bridges to people. Praying for, giving to and going on short-term missions trips are elementary to our efforts to advance a “big picture” approach to life that intimately serves the needs of our “neighbors”.
However, if we fail to encourage and exhort our World Servants family to THINK globally, we will struggle to accomplish macro and micro-cosmic modification. Some years ago, a mentor and friend of mine had a saying about this concept, “...in the end, it is less important WHAT we decide (and do) than HOW we think...” To apply that to the 500+ communities World Servants has served and completed good works in by God’s grace, we must regard the views, ideas and project directives of the indigenous partners and recipients as the leading voices in our “changing the world.”
One tactical and intentional tool World Servants is committed to encourage is the broad use of OPERATION WORLD - When We Pray God Works. This daily year-long prayer devotional engages the reader to learn and know more meaningful cross cultural details about every continent and country on Planet Earth. This tool will help to strategically guide World Servants’ project pursuits and relationship building for years to come.
Further, the present and future interdependency of the global village invites us to “Think Globally” by tapping into the learnings and resources of another partner, appropriately named THINK GLOBAL, based in London, England.
The catalyzing of future meaningful physical, emotional and spiritual missions depends on our constituents being the best trained and informed people moving out from the Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria to the ends of the earth. These early 21st century generations have the most unique qualitative and quantitative advantage to “change the world,” like no previous generations.
As Oscar Schindler, as seen in the movie Shindler’s List, learns at the end of his personal effort to save PEOPLE from present and future harm, he is given a ring inscribed with a Hebrew message from the Talmud saying - “...when you save one life, you save the world entire...”
We need to think globally so we can impact the world one life at a time!
Thanks for joining the effort. Blessings!
World Servants, Inc.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
New International Version (NIV) Matthew 28:18-20