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About CPE > Your Personal Journey

Available to Go

God uses ordinary people in his very ordinary army.  Very few of the many who have gone on ministries with us would ever identify evangelism as their gift. The unique ability that they had was availability. It wasn’t easy for any of them to go.  There were any number of obstacles they had to overcome:

  1. The Obstacle of inability, “I’m too old” “I’m too young” “I’m too shy” “I’m not good at speaking” “evangelism isn’t my gift.”
  2. The Obstacle of the enemy casting threats, fears, questions, uneasiness in one’s spirit.
  3. The Obstacle of family and friends, “What! Don’t you know it’s not safe over there.”
  4. The Obstacle of finances.
  5. The Obstacle of limited time.
  6. The Obstacle of the status quo, which doesn’t like to be shook up. 

Because what we do is so strategically focused at the heart of the great commission, making disciples, (equipping and engaging believers in evangelism, discipleship and church planting,) there seems to be a great challenge to any person who considers participating with us.  We work in the heart of the mission and Satan hates it.  He resists it because he wants to deny God’s people the joy and blessing that comes from laboring as debtors to the gospel and seeing its dynamite power at work. The people who overcome these challenges are those who submissively remain available to God.

You represent one of these people.  For every person we take with us on a Church Partnership Evangelism ministry we see two to three national brothers or sisters equipped and engaged in evangelism and discipleship.  Beyond that, we see many professions of faith in Christ. 

We can’t replace the work of our long-term missionaries and the national church planter but what we can do is work with them to build upon the foundation they have strategically laid.  And it all began when you said, “I’m available.” 


Composed: 12/06/2012 | Modified: 01/31/2013
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