Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few, therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38
We are in the middle of our busiest time of the year for recruiting student missionaries for our summer international outreach. As we have shared with students in churches, Christian schools, and online, we are keenly aware of the fact that “the Lord of the harvest” is in charge of sending out these laborers. The nations must hear the gospel. Yet, the Lord himself teaches us to plead with him to call, equip, and send out laborers. The task in near impossible. But it is our responsibility as believers to pray, put our faith in action, and depend on Jesus to see it happen!
Please pray earnestly with us as we work to raise up a generation of laborers who will go and bring the good news of Jesus to a world in need. Lord, we plead that you will burden and convict students to fully surrender their lives to your call:
· Enable them to have a deep and intimate relationship with Christ.
· Mold them into powerful witnesses for the sake of the nations.
· Grant them to have a clear and definite call to missions.
· Remove anything that would hinder their service for the summer and beyond.
As you pray, ask the Lord to put a young person in mind (ages 13—26), who you can share our brochure with (enclosed) and talk to about possibly serving with us this summer. Thank you for your partnership in sending out laborers for the harvest!