I’ve just finished reading the book Madness by Jossy Chacko, the founder and president of Empart International, an organization that has planted more than 1,100 churches in India in the past 10 years. It was a great story of God’s work in his life and of the beginnings of a true church planting movement that is, even now, experiencing intense persecution in cities like Orissa. Pray for them.
One of the most challenging quotes for me and for us was this:
“Why do people go to church on Sundays? For many it’s to get pumped up for another week so they can go out and do their own thing. Is this our purpose as Christians — to come together once a week for a lovely time of prayer and worship and teaching? We accumulate books and DVDs and tapes and go to our graves with all these teachings in our heads. But what have we done to reach the unreached? How many will be in heaven because of our time on earth?”
May God bless Second Mile to be a church that is more than just Sunday and is filled with people who are making an eternal impact for King Jesus.