Thursday, January 31, 2008

Misery Loves Company

Do you feel a call to missions?  Do feel like God wants to do great things in your life?  Do you feel like God has gifted you in a special way to help people, but you do not know where you can utilize this gift?


Why not move to one of these cities?  Forbes has come out with a list of the top ten most miserable cities in America.  And of course miserable cities need Jesus.  Unfortunately, the entire Christian movement, and evangelicals in particular have a real problem with being present in urban centers of cultural formation.  But if you want to be one of the creative missionaries that our fearless leader wrote so eloquently about, urban centers provide a host of opportunities. 


Jesus said in Matthew 11 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”  This list provides future missionaries with ten cities desperate for that soul-rest.


Photo Courtesy of Downtown Detroit Partnership


Josh R

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