Millennials are heading to the mission field!


“Why do the unreached remain unreached? They remain unreached because they live in hard, difficult-to-access, war-torn, persecuted areas of the world, and we the church have decided the price of reaching them is too great.”

This was expressed by the opening speaker (who works in a restrictive- access country) at The World Missions Summit 4 last month in Houston, Texas. The World Missions Summits are conducted in partnership withChi Alpha and Assemblies of God World Missions and U.S. Missions.

Missionaries came to Houston from all over the world to join students from Chi Alpha and Assemblies of God university campuses for powerful times of worship, preaching and prayer, as well as meals, exhibits and missions experience rooms.

Our team interacted with many of the 6,000-plus university students in attendance through conversations at mealtime, at our exhibit, and during an interactive game in our missions experience room. We connected with the students and shared with them the need and opportunities available to reach Muslims with the gospel.

At the end of the three-day Summit, nearly 2,000 students committed to give a year for missions and pray about a lifetime. At the final service while missionaries were praying at the altars, many students came forward to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

This gathering had been bathed in prayer for over a year. The Holy Spirit moved in the hearts of students in powerful ways, and divine appointments took place between missionaries and students. This millennial generation has an intense hunger for God and they want to give their lives to His purpose.

Our Global Initiative team challenged those students, who are now preparing to be sent to foreign fields, to also reach the Muslims on their campuses for Christ.

God has given us an open door in our context of freedom to witness to Muslims who come from restricted-access countries. According to a recent Time magazine report, more than 1 million international students are currently enrolled at U.S. universities. Many of these students come from Muslim majority nations, including Saudi Arabia which has the 4th highest number of international students in the U.S.

Severin Lwali, Chi Alpha International Student Ministries Director, while speaking at the Summit, reminded students, “God didn’t bring the international student here just to be your friend, but to be His friend.” Originally from Kenya, Severin came to Christ while a student at a U.S. university because a fellow student shared the gospel with him.

Global Initiative consistently partners with Chi Alpha and AG university campuses to train students to reach Muslims. A few weeks ago, a team of our missionaries visited Southwestern AG University. They spoke in chapel, taught courses and shared information with students.

We are grateful for the spiritual breakthroughs we have seen in the Muslim world, but the task is far from finished. Your gift this month of $10, $50, $100, $500 or whatever you can give will enable us to continue to train and prepare Chi Alpha and AG university students for ministry to Muslims.

We believe the Lord is going to powerfully use this next generation to see that, as Jesus declared, “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matt. 24:14, NIV).

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