We have found that we are more motivated to be part of missions as we see our own limitations and our own sinfulness. We realize how much we are dependent on the grace and forgiveness of God and how powerful that is for our own lives. So, we know that the good news of Jesus Christ truly is good news for everyone – from the greatest to the least. It is not simply living moral lives, but rather realizing that the grace of God can set all of us free from the sin and destructive patterns of our lives. Everyone, in every culture, needs that message.
Authentic Christianity is truly unique. There are many religions that acknowledge a creator and seek better ways to live but it seems to us that all other religions (including Christianity as it sometimes gets practiced by sinful man) are an attempt to appease God and feel acceptance. Only authentic Christianity declares God’s unconditional love and forgiveness through the work of Jesus Christ in his death and resurrection. Forgiveness is central to Christianity. We are truly forgiven, and in the power of Jesus Christ we can (and must) forgive all others. This is the message we are motivated to see shared throughout the world, and quite a powerful message for the continent of Africa.