Missions trips in the Muslim world “will ruin your life for the ordinary”

By February 19, 2018

International (MNN) — Christian author and pastor John Piper wrote, “By removing eternal risk, Christ calls his people to continual temporal risk. For the followers of Jesus the final risk is gone. ‘There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus’ (Romans 8:1).”

The temporal risk that Christians are called to take here in this life now come in the form of pursuing the Great Commission — Jesus’ command to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations”.

Proclaiming Jesus requires getting out of our comfort zone. And right now, there are over 1,000 unreached Muslim people groups who need to the Gospel message of Jesus Christ proclaimed to them. That’s where Frontiers USA comes in.

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Frontiers USA currently has ten different short-term missions trips this year in the Muslim world, and they want you to join them!

Perry LaHaie with Frontiers says, “It’s an opportunity to build the Kingdom [and] to share Jesus with Muslims who really want to hear the Gospel! You’ll be able to work with seasoned Frontiers missionaries and you will be helping them accomplish their long-term goals, which is to see the Gospel planted in their region and just spread like a wildfire.”

The Arab Gulf, Southeastern Europe, Sicily, India, South Asia, Africa — there is a Frontiers short-term missions trip going to all of these locations and more.

While the context and outreach of each trip look different, the end goal is the same — build relationships with Muslims and be an ambassador for Jesus Christ.

“For you personally, this is an experience that will ruin your life for the ordinary. It’s something that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Your heart will begin to break with the things that break God’s heart. It may even give you a pathway forward for your future!”

LaHaie explains these short-term missions trips with Frontiers are far from the typical outreach experience. “There is a lot of fun built into these trips. So don’t think super serious all the time; lots of fun. The Muslims want to meet you, want to do fun stuff with you, want to hear about your faith, and these trips are safe!”

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Lack of confidence in sharing the Gospel can sometimes hinder believers from engaging in missions. But LaHaie says that really shouldn’t hold you back. After all, you don’t have to be a Bible expert or proficient in Islamic teachings. With Frontiers, it’s all about building relationships with Muslim friends and being willing to share your story — and how Jesus impacts your story.

“It’s really a conversational, friendly approach to sharing the faith. So it’s just getting to know Muslims as friends and on every trip, you’re working with a Frontiers missionary team. They can encourage you and they can coach you and they can guide you through the whole process.”

If you’re feeling that nudge from the Holy Spirit, what are you waiting for? Click here to check out the full list of Frontiers’ short-term missions trips to the Muslim world!

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