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Apr 29, 2021
Insight From Michael
Insight from Michael

The Backbone of Ministry for Christ

As you read the pages of our Good News Report, you’ll notice that we usually follow a main theme from month to month. Some months we will talk about Bible training, while others might focus on children’s ministries or Compassion Ministry. And from time to time—at least a couple of times a year—we will have a more general focus highlighting the ministries of the faithful ones who carry out this ministry day by day, month by month, and year by year. They are the dedicated, tireless missionary pastors whose ministries you help support by your prayers and generous giving. Because they serve and lead their local churches, they truly are the backbone of all that we do at SGA—undergirded by your ongoing intercessory prayers. 

This month, we’re sharing stories from several SGA-sponsored missionary pastors reporting the wonderful fruit of their ministries. As I and others of the SGA team have had the opportunity to visit them and see their labors firsthand, we have all been amazed at the amount of work they do for the sake of the Gospel. Many are planting more than one church at a time, and often must travel significant distances. They visit schools, hospitals, orphanages, prisons, talk to people on the street in their towns, and labor to disciple the many new believers who are coming to faith in Christ through their ministries. I can’t help but be reminded of the Lord’s words . . . Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal, so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this case, the saying is true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored, others have labored and you have entered into their labor (John 4:36-38). 

Your faithful partnership is helping to reap a great harvest, and the extent of it all we will find out in eternity. Yet there is still much work to do. Please keep praying with us, and know that I am deeply thankful to you for all that you do to make these ministries possible!

For our Savior,

Michael Johnson

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