Resources from our members on evangelization
"My brief thoughts on evangelism follow now. This may stand on peoples toes, I hope not but it is really Biblical truth. God bless.
can briefly put evangelism as in claiming The Great Commission
(Matthew28;18-20) as the guide to our activities and achievements.
There are many ways to evangelise but as many ways that are successful just as many are sadly inappropriate for a given country. Some countries are far from easy in evangelising and must never be considered as an "impossible task."
Evangelizing is our duty in obedience to almighty God, however true conversion is an act of God often through our input into others people's lives. It is not always what we say, but often times what we do rather than what we say that makes a difference in the field of evangelism.
Money is so often the ingredient that seems to be the main essential for evangelism by some who do not realize that the main ingredient is FAITH. Money is not what the Lord Jesus puts over FAITH. He did not have money, rather He believed in the purpose of His coming to earth was because of His understanding of what the Great Commission starts with," “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,..." Money will never be the answer to evangelism. FAITH must be the only answer that recognises that inner voice that tells us that we must go and fulfill the Great Commission.
There is no easy way to evangelise and if anyone thinks there is I suggest that they look closely at their own country and wonder why there are sadly so many people simply not saved. Evangelism is a serious ministry and one that has seen its evangelists killed in the field. Often times, the big desire to reach out to other countries when our own is far from the message of salvation being acknowledged and acted upon by many is one that will fail. We must believe that almighty God goes before us and prepares the way. We follow and sometimes only manage to plant a seed and then other that follow reap the harvest.
If a calling is actually from almighty God, then He will make sure that things fall into place. If that desire is not ordained of almighty God, than there is no way that a ministry of evangelism will actually flourish. Some people simply are not called by God to evangelise and yet the desire to be recognised above all else so often takes precedence over the heart and desire of God.
In a nutshell success if we wish to use such a word when it comes to evangelism come from, prayer, praise, thanksgiving, reading the Word and being 100% honed into almighty God through FAITH. Miracles will happen and progress will happen in a not so easy but very rewarding ministry of evangelism."
Pastor David Kisaame, representative of The Jason Foundation for Africa:
"I will speak in general about evangelism in Africa. Africa is a welcoming continent for the gospel except where Islam has taken greater influence like in Libyia, Morrocco or Northern Nigeria .People in Africa are humble , ready to listen and accept Christ in earnest mind.Though Africa is full of many different tribal languages but that does not hinder the preaching of the gospel . It can be done through interpreters . Not only the African cultures vary from tribe to tribe , but are adaptable like our food selection etc.That what we call Cultural Shock is overcome quite easily . As we stand in Africa to evangelize , God is with us in all those situations.
It is easy to evangelize in Africa . Let me illustrate this wit my tribe called Basoga in Uganda . Once you meet a Musoga , greeting is a sign of humility and respect .A Musoga will stop, listen , even give you a welcome in his house . This gives you an opportunity to evangelize to him in a friendly atmosphere he has created for you . To the missionaries or evangelists from outside Africa , priority is given to them and much respect . They stand an opportunity of evangelizing in Africa . Every member of Jason welcome to Africa for evangelization."
"In Germany, evangelizing, mission work, making disciples or whatever you might call it, is a touchy subject. At best, smaller evangelical churches might practice it - the way it should be done. The two big ones - Lutheran and Catholic - have (if at all) a totally different concept. For most of the Christians here, this is at best something fundamentalists do. Ar members of religious orders when they go to Africa. We donate a little money. This is what we contribute to mission work.