Jesus said His mission was to seek and to save the lost. He then gave us that same mission. Twelve churches in the Kansas City area have joined hands to reach their neighbors and introduce them to Jesus Christ.
Reach KC is an evangelistic effort supported by the Kansas-Nebraska, Central States and Iowa-Missouri conferences in partnership with It Is Written. Speaker and director John Bradshaw will present a series in the spring of 2018 in culmination of the work being done in the Kansas City area.
Bible workers have been hired, prayer teams have been formed at each local church and 86 lay workers are giving Bible studies or being trained to give Bible studies in their community. There are currently 375 Bible studies taking place in the Kansas City area.
Karen Matambo, Bible worker for Kansas-Nebraska conference, shares a story of a woman with whom she studied: “I went to study the second coming, but God had another lesson in mind: forgiveness.” Matambo could tell the woman was bothered by remembering people who had hurt her. “We reached the end of the lesson and I asked her to pray. She tried to dismiss the conviction in her heart, but then she talked to the One who knows her heart. Tears rolled down her face and I knew God had healed her from years of un-forgiveness.”
Please pray for Kansas City as we boldly go forward with the following promise from Desire of Ages, “By giving the gospel to the world it is in our power to hasten our Lord’s return. We are not only to look for but to hasten the coming of the day of God” (p. 633).
—Jack Phillips is a Bible worker from It Is Written who is working in the Kansas City area.