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By Kevin Nderitu
Lead Pastor – Mavuno Church - Downtown
There’s a great story told from… 1914, when historic British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton was planning an impossible mission to be the first to make the 2000 mile journey across the frozen Antarctic continent. He reportedly placed a recruitment advertisement in a London newspaper. It was one that most companies would probably never put out. This is what he said:
‘Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long hours of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in the event of success.’
What kind of person could possibly answer an advertisement like that? Amazingly, it is said that 5,000 men applied for the job! Out of them, Shackleton handpicked 28 men, who became so famous for their exploits that several books and movies have been made about them.
God is also recruiting today for His mission to change the world. His ad reads:
“Ordinary men and women wanted for hazardous, impossible mission of taking the good news to the ends of the world, catalyzing godly impact in your sector of society, starting fearless communities across the world. Challenges galore. Very little resources. High risk of being misunderstood and criticized by others. No guarantee of you accomplishing the mission. But God’s presence and power guaranteed!”
This is who we are; we are on mission! I am not calling you to glamour but to sacrifice… not selfishness, but selflessness. It will cost you. But through you, God will lay the foundation for a movement that will transform this world for him. Will you chose to be part of a movement that will change the world?
“You are on Mission!”