The Goals in 2017

In this update we want to share with you three ministry objectives that we are giving attention to and we’d like for you to join us in praying for them.

Every year World Team leadership asked us to identify what our leadership objectives will be for the year. As you all know, having objectives/goals gives people purpose in their work. It gives direction in how to be and/or achieve God’s glory. Having a clear sense of what your’re trying to accomplish gives focus, which also determines how to use time and how to accept or reject opportunities that come along. Focus is a powerful friend in a busy, high-demand world where many “good things” call for our attention. The objective/goal that people identify for themselves (or company, team, Church, etc…) should represent the most needed step/s to move them forward. If the goal that a person identifies is one that burns deeply within, without question, must be done and will move towards fulfilling the overall vision rather than just a good idea–that is the making of a good goal.

For us, we have three objectives that motivate us and determine how we spend our day, how we spend money, what we pray about and so on. These objectives are to develop leaders around us, grow Muslim ministry in Asia and launch a holistic organization in Asia. These stated three are key areas for us as leaders within the Asia Area. We believe these three objectives help World Team be where they need to be and to fulfill their purpose as a mission.

Develop leaders: We meet monthly with the leaders in the Asia Area to pray for each other, talk about ministry, to learn and encourage each other and to grow in our leadership competencies.We are focused on growing in areas such as vision, planning, team building,  conflict resolution, delegation, and developing other leaders.


Muslim ministry: We launched PRAY GREEN several years ago for the purpose of drawing attention to the great need for more workers in Muslim ministry. Currently we are working in three countries but among 4 different Muslim people groups. Each of these teams need more workers. Hundreds of millions of Muslims live in Asia but the workforce is really small. We would like to see that change.


Holistic Organization: Building relationships and meeting felt needs are two of the simplest ways to introduce people to Christ. However, addressing physical needs is not the only focus. We want to grow the holistic organization to meet the needs of people and point them to their Creator. The holistic organization that we want to develop has one distinctive reason for its creation, and that is to gain access to restricted regions. Some of the world’s unreached people live in isolated situations and religious-sensitive areas therefore one of the only ways to access them is through a development organization. The holistic organization we hope to launch will be able to enter restricted areas–places that many organizations cannot go.


We are looking to make progress in these three areas in 2017 but we realize that we can’t do them alone, in our strength, or without God opening doors. We are asking you to make these three ministry objectives a part of your prayer time.


We MUST walk

I absolutely love the Gospel of John and particularly chapter four verse four. It reads: “He (Jesus) had to go through Samaria.” We know by verse seven through twenty-six that there was real purpose in Jesus’ MUST trip to Samaria; it was to deliver a powerful and life-changing message. That message is “I am the Messiah.”

What amazes me as I read the gospels is how Jesus is always with the people who needed to hear and receive that simple message. He walked the markets, visited the temples, traveled to distance villages, walked the shores, went on fishing trips and so on; he did this to connect with people. Jesus went to popular and unpopular places alike. He went to his home town, nearby villages as well as distant locations that were potentially hostile. Jesus walked among the people. Jesus has clearly set the mode on how to reach others and by doing so there is a direct challenge to us as believers to follow in his FOOTSTEPS.

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One way for us to follow in his FOOT STEPS is to make reaching Muslims a MUST. With 1.4 billion unreached Muslims we have plenty of opportunity to walk among them and influence them towards the true Messiah. John 4:35 tells us that the harvest is ripe and I believe that applies to Muslims. One question we need to answer is; should I be one of the people who MUST walk among Muslims? Its a worthy question worth pondering.

PRAY GREEN is focused on praying-equipping-mobilizing Christians to serve among the many unreached Muslims in Asia. Please join us in praying for the following points and consider serving with us to establish communities of believers among the Muslim people.


  1. That strongholds and darkness would be broken among Muslim peoples
  2. That more workers would respond and serve among Muslims
  3. That Muslims would be receptive to the gospel message
  4. That a disciple-making movement would begin among new believers