As I think about the people I'll be working with, I'm reminded of Romans 10:14, "How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?"
People we see every day are living a life enslaved to sin. Their sin will one day lead them to an eternity in Hell. Without the saving grace of God, no one can escape this fact. Romans 6:23 says "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
We were all once ignorant of this gift of grace. The only way the lost will ever know the gift Christ has provided for us, dying on the cross to save us from our sins, is if someone shares it with them.
We are commanded by Christ to spread His message of salvation with all we know. Matthew 28 tells us to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to continually make disciples. It is our duty to tell them, not only with words but with our actions.
As I go into China, I want to focus on how I felt when I first received His gift of grace. I want to share that wonderful experience with those I meet. Even if I can't use actual words to convey this message, I pray God will use my actions to show His love and concern for others. The Bible says "how beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings of the good news." I want to be counted among those who have beautiful feet...do you?