God wants everyone to be saved. As a child of his, I want what he wants. God not only wants everyone to be saved, but he works to this end. As a child of his, I work because God works.

Jesus did not come to condemn, but to save people. (The world already stood condemned.) He sends me out into the world to save people. As his follower, I see each person as a soul in need of forgiveness.

God is perfect in his love. He demands that I, as a child of his, be perfect in love as well. He wants his love to extend to all people.

Jesus speaks a true word that saves. He sends me to speak his same word. As his follower, I am ready at all times to offer to others the opportunity to hear, believe, and obey his word.

So like the Lord Jesus Christ, we say:

So he told them, “My Father is working until now, and I too am working” Jn 5.17.

By J. Randal Matheny © 2015

Through cables across the oceans deep,
By unseen satellites overhead,
We speak, we see, our data leap
Uncounted miles, but left unsaid
Are needed words whose price is steep.

I think I found it here. The old list, brazil@associate.com has served well. But two factors necessitate a change.

First, we’re moving from an exclusively Brazil emphasis to a global concern. This already happened some time ago, but with the GoSpeak site earlier this year, we’ve heightened that focus. Now we want the mission ministry email list to reflect that broadened approach.

Second, the double-opt-in feature, while protecting me and subscribers, puts up a few hoops for people to jump through that often become barriers.

Unless I miss my guess, this site at posterous will do very nicely, thanks.

Subscribers to the old list may unsub from the link at the bottom of any email coming from the Brazil list.

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Onward and upward!