Monday, February 25, 2008

Church Planting and the Poor

If I had more time to speak yesterday, I would have spoke about the importance of church planting and advancing the gospel as it relates to helping the poor. In some of these poorer countries, there are some wicked practices. So dropping off a bunch of food isn't the answer. It's planting churches there (setting up outposts for the gospel) and then funneling money, food and medicine through churches is what's going to get it done.

I thank God for the people God has connected us with in Newfrontiers who have planted and established gospel outposts in the needy places of Africa. Guys like Edward Buria in Kenya, John Kpikpi in Ghana, Scott Marques in Zimbabwe, and many others. These are trusted men that given up so much to for the peoples of their countries.