I’m alive and well working feverously trying to drum up interest for our mission in Iraq and the Middle East. Currently I’m out in Florida with friends working on some ministry ideas for the future. Recently we were in Mexico ministering for our churches there, over 100 people came to know the Lord.
Frankly, my silence has much to do with the lack of response and interest in what I post. Very little help comes in via Social Media, that’s just a fact. I write articles few take time or have interest to read. I make videos few bother to watch. Not amusing enough I suppose. I’ve posted tons of photos, real life stuff, war, refugees, human trafficking, the Good New’s being preached and the Gospel being established in one of the most difficult fields on earth, the MIDDLE EAST, ground zero for Biblical Prophecy.
If I’m lucky, a few people with go so far as to “Like” what’s been presented, or respond with, “Praying!” While those responses may have value, it doesn’t have much impact on holding up the work over there. It doesn’t feed refugees, restore destroyed families or get people saved.
“How shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? 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
The problem with social media is the assumption that the bases are all covered by somebody else, that all they have to do is occasionally cheer for the players.
ISIS came into the void we left when our troops were prematurely pulled out of Iraq. That never could have happened had they been there on the ground. The insurgency before ISIS was on the ropes but were being continually resupplied by Iran while we made nuclear deals with them.
From the time I first went to Iraq it was made to look like a mistake by the media. Unfortunately, many believers are more willing to listen to Newscasters and Politicians than the Bible or their Ministers; much less those in the field laboring or cries of those who are suffering the consequences.
So, to answer your question, Where am I?
I’m out trying to drum up support and a following for our upcoming trip to Egypt, Lebanon and Israel which promises to be one of our most productive efforts yet. We’re also trying to come up with resources to hold up our personnel already on the ground in Iraq. I’m looking for those who understand the times, who also see whats at stake, those who are more than casual observers, who want to do something to bring about change and reach the souls of men.
This is not to demean those on FB or social media who have faithfully helped, their contribution is invaluable and sincerely appreciated but out of almost four thousand friends no more than a handful have ever helped or even shown a sustained interest.
Sounds like a whine, I know, but to put so much time into an audience and generate so little interest is disheartening.
I still feel that the internet is a viable way to communicate but I have to figure out a way to build a more intimate group of serious world evangelists. People such as yourself who really do care and want to be informed and be a real part of our mission team. I’m currently trying to figure out how to create a working platform to accomplish this.
I understand that not everybody sees the world as I do but some of you do! Right Now! We have the greatest opportunity in history to win our world to Christ and to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission; to take the Gospel to the Nations.
GO YE INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE.