I am absolutely thrilled with what God is doing in Harvest Bible Chapel and in the Harvest Bible Fellowship.
21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” – John 4.21-24
The Hour is Now!
Through satellite technology a totally primitive, untouched people group has recently been discovered in Brazil near the Peruvian border. A Brazilian government official said:
The main threats to the integrity of these groups are illegal fishing, hunting, logging, mining, agro-pastoralists with large clearings, missionary activities and frontier situations, such as drug trafficking.”
Wow! God forbid these people become exposed to anything that might actually HELP them. Let them die of cancer. Let their children die of diseases that are easily treatable. Let them live in spiritual darkness, without hope.
In the past several centuries, the “integrity” of thousands of groups like this untouched group have been violated by Christian missionaries who have been the catalysts for all kinds of changes: improved living conditions, urgent medical care, literacy, hope, and even peace between warring villages/tribes. Call it an arrogant, superior complex. Call it Western snobbery. I call it loving people and helping them.
Few people have done as much in the past 50 years to promote and encourage strategic global missions. Ralph and his wife, Roberta, established the U.S. Center for World Mission in the mid-70s. Thank you, Lord, for the life of Dr. Ralph Winter.