Just A Thought | Privilege to Proclaim
What a privilege our evangelists have in over 30 countries to preach the Gospel! For over 120 years our staff have gone into the highways & byways, announcing the message of victory over sin through faith in Christ. At the time when the New Testament was written the word evangelizo, meaning “to bring good news,” referred to the proclamation that a runner would make announcing that a battle had been won. Sometimes this news was sent, not only to the victorious King (who would not be on the front line and relied on a runner to bring news) but also to the losing side. The announcement was not always greeted with great joy!
How apt to describe what we do in OAC: some who hear choose to come under subjection to the rightful King, some want to think about it further, some scoff and reject the message. (Acts 17:32-34)
It is apt too to consider that the Ephesians 6 armour of God pictures the Gospel of Peace, as the shoes on the feet. We cannot announce the Good News without first going to the people. In this our purpose has not changed over the years, although at times our methods do.
We trust that you will enjoy reading the short reports in these pages and rejoice overseeing the photos of crowds and individuals, as OAC continues ‘proclaiming Christ, by all means, everywhere.’ Thank you for helping to make it possible through your prayers and gifts. Your partnership in the Gospel is a vital role in our ministry.
Rob George is the OAC International President overseeing the work across the world. If you'd like to find out more about the work of our Evangelists across the world, download the latest Global Update today.