The disciples said to Him, “Where would we get so many loaves in this desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd?” And Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” Matthew 15:33-34
Jesus was beyond feeding the hungry. He reminded people to trust Him, and to use what they already have. Jesus can fill in the gap, so people can answer life’s questions.
Too often missions focus on what people don’t have, rather than what they do have. Governments across the world have been trying to solve problems through welfare programs. As followers of Christ, shouldn’t we help people solve problems the way Jesus did? The Gospel of Jesus was not about handouts. He helped people to discover their purpose and to exercise His principles.
The world had thought of blind Bartimaeus a beggar that needs money. When Jesus asked Bartimaeus what he wanted, he said he wanted to see. He was destined to be a contributing citizen, someone who can be an exhibition of God’s goodness.
Sanma occupational missions follow Jesus’ example by allowing others to use what God gave them. Our missions allow others to see the effects of the Gospel in their lives. When people are equipped to display the goodness of God, the Gospel is no longer static. During the past 17 years, Sanma occupational missions have allowed people to build sustainable communities and ministries.
I pray you’re blessed having visited us. May you have more of His presence today!