Unreached Unreligious people groups are atheistic in nature and inhabit China, Mongolia, North Korea and portions of Southeast Asia (Vietnam).
Is China a mission field or missionary force? The answer is both. Ahrend, Todd (2011-09-21). The Abrahamic Revolution: God's Mission in Motion (Kindle Locations 2137-2138). Book Villages. Kindle Edition.
I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. Vs. 16a
Presently there are an enormous number of people among the unreached who are sovereignly chosen to become believers. How should this influence our global mission attitude toward unreached Unreligious peoples?
I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice. Vs 16b
There are people among unreached Unreligious groups who will respond to the gospel upon hearing it. How should this shape our strategy?
There will be one flock with one shepherd. Vs 16c
Imagine worshipping God in heaven with every nation, tribe, people and language. A missionary couple you know comes to you to introduce you to another couple. You notice they are very different from yourself. The missionary says, “They are here because of your partnership with us. They are your spiritual grandchildren.” Describe what moment might be like.
I wouldn't say I sought this life out, it definitely found me.
Is the global mission life finding you? Explain.
One of our favorite things about life in China is the collective society. Isolation and independence is less of a thing here.
How should knowing you can interact with large crowds in China influence our strategy to bring the gospel to them?
Students are why we came and why we stay.
What does this say about the kind of relationships that are developed in the process of brining the gospel to unreached unreligious peoples?
Being a part of a team is what keep us here. Having a team creates a little bit of family when you're so far away from your family.
How should knowing the work is done in teams influence our attitude toward missions to unreached unreligious peoples?
There are several wonderful biographies of people who have ventured out to bring the gospel to unreached peoples in East Asia. Decide as a group if you’re going to read one together or many separately. The following discussion quotes are lifted from the recommended readings below.
Hudson had begun reading the story in the booklet, and it had interested him so much that he’d forgotten all about his promise to read only the first half of the book. Before he knew it, he had read the Gospel part as well. As he read, a phrase seemed to jump out at him. “The finished work of Christ,” the booklet said, and Hudson couldn’t seem to get that phrase out of his mind. He thought about it at great length. If it was a finished work, then there was nothing he could do but accept that finished work. And so, there in his hideaway in the old warehouse, Hudson Taylor invited Jesus Christ to come into his life. Benge, Geoff; Benge, Janet (2011-03-28). Hudson Taylor: Deep in the Heart of China (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Kindle Locations 245-248). YWAM Publishing. Kindle Edition.
This describes the importance of being secure in your relationship with Christ BEFORE you get involved in global missions so that you’re working FROM the approval of Christ instead of FOR the approval of Christ. What’s the importance of getting this right?
Hudson explained that often money is the easiest thing to give. “I think a collection tends to leave the impression that the all-important thing is money, whereas no amount of money can convert a single soul. What is needed is men and women filled with the Holy Spirit to give themselves to the work. There will never be a shortage of funds for the support of such people,” he said. Benge, Geoff; Benge, Janet (2011-03-28). Hudson Taylor: Deep in the Heart of China (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Kindle Locations 1862-1865). YWAM Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Agree or disagree?
Although he may have left China, China had not left him. Benge, Geoff; Benge, Janet (2011-03-28). Hudson Taylor: Deep in the Heart of China (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Kindle Location 1740). YWAM Publishing. Kindle Edition.
How does this speak to the importance of a short term mission trip to East Asia as a way of developing a lasting burden for the people and those working among them?
“A voyage across the ocean will not make anyone a soul winner.” By this he meant that a desire to share God’s love with everyone had to be in their hearts wherever they found themselves. Simply being given the title of missionary would not magically make them missionaries. Benge, Geoff; Benge, Janet (2011-03-28). Hudson Taylor: Deep in the Heart of China (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Kindle Locations 1960-1962). YWAM Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Why would it be important to make disciples locally among the unchurched before trying to make disciples globally among the unreached?
Read Global Starting Point 16
Each week you’ll be given the chance to explore a mission agency that is helping bring the gospel to unreached peoples in East Asia. Discover who you might add to your World Team as a Supporter. Dare to begin the process of Going Yourself.