Asia-Pacific Region: Regional Personnel Coordinator, Dave Hane, brings the following great report…and challenge to serve!
A lot of admin responsibilities come as a natural part of my assignment as Personnel Coordinator for the Asia-Pacific Region. But one of the exciting tasks I have is reading through the annual self-evaluations from over 150 missionaries who are working in various assignments across the Region.
Last week as I reviewed one of the evaluations (below), I was struck by both the tremendous opportunities as well as the challenges. The couple is working in a very strategic area where many higher education institutions have set up new campuses with a total of over 120,000 students.
“A major accomplishment during our past term has been the continued discipleship of several members of our home group. Diana* (not her real name) is a post-grad student at our university who attended our Bible study and accepted Christ in the fall. She went through a semester of study and discipleship in our home and was baptized just before her graduation! We have also discipled a young man who accepted Christ. We feel very fulfilled. Though it always seems like there’s too much work to be done – so many different needs and goals we have – I feel content that we’re where God wants and building His Kingdom.”
We know there’s a shortage of workers all over the country and a myriad of incredible opportunities in all the different cities the church is in, not to mention new cities we’d like to open, but sometimes we are really lonely and feel the lack of a team intensely. We’d really like to be on the top of the priority list for teammates.
Everyday is challenging and most days are fulfilling. The challenges of living here are often and steady – and the challenges of working with people that know nothing about the gospel is constant but also very fulfilling. This country has continued to impress upon us that the best place for light to be is in the darkness! We KNOW that we are in the right place right now!
While our mission strategy is to deploy teams, that sometimes does not work out due to a shortage of personnel. Please join us in praying that the “Lord of the Harvest” would send more workers into the Asia-Pacific region. And if you believe God may be prompting you to teach on the Asia-Pacific Region, please take that first step of faith by filling out the response form (below).
He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. – Luke 10:2
— Submission: Dave Hane, Regional Personnel Coordinator