[anzac] WOW- AFRICA BECKONS YOU! - Andrew Strom

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 22:08:48 +1200
by Andrew Strom

Over the years I have ministered many times in Africa - especially
Nigeria. The heat and the neverending cloud of dust, smog and 
diesel fumes were ever-present, but spiritually it was always a 
fantastic trip.

I know a lot of people on this List have had invitations to Third
world countries to minister. I want to encourage you to take 
these opportunities, my friends - even if you have to pay your 
own way (-quite likely because they are so poor).

I have come across many Repentance preachers in the USA and 
the West who have been frustrated and discouraged here with the 
lack of response and/or openings. We need to realize that there 
is a wide world out there that is hungry and desperate for sound 
preaching and biblical truth.

I remember once hearing David Servant make an analogy of a 
fisherman with two fishing-holes to choose from. In one fishing
hole he caught virtually no fish at all. In the other fishing hole
the fish were so desperate to be caught that they were clinging
onto the line and he was hauling them in as fast as he could get
his pole back in the water! Which fishing hole should he choose?
Of course it was the second one. (Equating to the Third World).

A lot of us think it is the "spiritual" thing to do, to wait and wait
and wait right where we are, but as David Servant points out, 
Jesus clearly told his disciples that if they were not received in 
one town, to leave that place and go on until they find a receptive 
place. This is actually a commandment of God. Otherwise all of 
God's servants are left wasting their time in unresponsive 
environments. Jesus commands us to "GO!"

Personally, for many years I focused my attention almost
entirely on the West. But God changed that. He redirected my
gaze to the Third Wolrd, and I am so glad He did. Such is the 
need and the hunger there. Sadly, it is the exact opposite of 
what we so often find in the comfortable apathetic West.

I strongly encourage every preacher who is on this List to consider
the Third World - and soon. It may be time to think "outside the 
box", my friends. You won't regret it.

God bless you all.

Andrew Strom.