I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
I hope this letter finds you well. In just a few days you and I and the body of Christ across the world will celebrate the Day of Pentecost. In the Jewish tradition, this holiday is called Shavuot, a celebration of the wheat harvest and the celebration of the giving of the Torah. For Christians it is a reminder of the gift of the Holy Spirit given to the disciples to equip them to gather the Harvest.
I am about to share with you the astonishing news from the mission field – Albania, Greece, and the Republic of Moldova – each of the missions producing a wonderful, fragrant, abundant harvest of souls.
A verse from John 4:35 came to my mind as the beautiful connection between these two holidays.
In the Gospel of John, Jesus speaks to his disciples, saying, “Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest” These words carry a profound message about readiness and urgency for the harvest of souls.
The verse in John beautifully parallels the essence of Shavuot. Just as Shavuot marks the harvest of the first fruits of the wheat crop, symbolizing a time of abundance and gratitude, Jesus’ words remind us that the spiritual harvest is also ripe and ready. We are called to open our eyes and recognize the opportunities before us, the souls ready to receive the message of salvation.
Do you sense His call to action?
The Lord is giving you and I unprecedented opportunities to partner with Him in the harvest.
Seeing people come to Christ in the post-Communist nations like Albania and Moldova, the countries where the Gospel was forbidden for decades, is the proof – the final Harvest is almost ready.
I sense the urgency unlike ever before to be right in the middle of what God is doing in the nations – sowing, reaping, and gathering!
As you read about the news and upcoming missions opportunities, please know – we cherish your prayers, giving and going with us to the nations!
With warm regards,
Chuck and Helen