Young people in the U-S make commitment to evangelism

By September 17, 2004

USA (MNN) — Missions isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind for Christian young people in the United States, but many are considering that today. The founder of Operation Mobilization George Verwer was on the campus of Cornerstone University this week to encourage students in their walk with Christ.

Verwer talked about the Lordship of Christ, the crucified life, global missions, and other issues facing believers today. “When I gave an invitation for people to pray that prayer — we looked at Isaiah 6 — here am I send me, a huge number of people stood to their feet and prayed that prayer. We did it as a generic challenge. It’s not a prayer just to go to the mission field. It may be a prayer to be in marketplace ministry in Detroit.”

Verwer says even though these students made a generic commitment, many others are willing to go overseas. “There’s a good segment of young people, especially those who love Christ who really are becoming international in their thinking and in their studies.”

With younger people joining he mission force, some parts of outreach many change. However, some things won’t. “Planting churches, winning people for Christ, small Bible studies, that is going to continue. It might have better music. It might be different in certain ways. The Gospel is the same, it hasn’t changed.”

Pray that many will join Operation Mobilization and that they will continue to be effective in reach the lost with the Gospel.

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