“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent?” (Romans 10:14-15a)
What was your first experience of being a “sent one?” Living in a women’s dormitory in college gave me ample opportunity to meet women from backgrounds that were different from mine. In the early 80’s, there were not many international students on our campus. So, imagine my surprise when I introduced myself to Anna, a first year student from Russia.
Anna was the first person that I remember talking with who had no belief in God. None. She didn’t have any interest or curiosity of why others would believe in God. She wasn’t resistant, just completely uninterested.
Our conversation, or lack thereof, haunted me. I couldn’t shake it. Anna was spiritually dead, yet I wrestled with the weight of her choice. I cried out to the Lord to send people to Russia to tell others about Jesus. Continue Reading