I n Mathew 9:38, Christ was moved with compassion as He saw the multitude weary and scattered like sheep without a shepherd. Again, we see in Luke 10:2 Jesus appointing 70 to go before Him to Jerusalem to heal the sick and declare that the Kingdom of God is at hand. In both passages Christ calls for us to pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Mission boards all over have in recent years experienced a decline in missionaries due to health, retirement, and other reasons. Sadly, few  are answering the call to replace these missionaries who are returning home. There are “Jonah’s” not obeying God’s calling in their lives to herald the Good News. For these reasons we should be on our knees praying urgently that God will send more laborers to proclaim the Gospel. Will you please pray with us in this new year that God will call many new missionaries to join ODBM? Your prayers will bring eternal benefits.

Kim-Axel J. Kuhr (Assistant Director)