Probably the print is too hard to read in the image, but Joshua Project appears near the end of this timeline of biblical, church and missions history.
The text reads, “AD2000 & Beyond Movement convened the 1995 Global Consultation on World Evangelization in Seoul, South Korea which gave birth to the “Joshua Project 2000″ to spearhead church planting efforts among unreached peoples”.
It is a delight to be part of such an historic missions organization! With all this recognition, it is humbling to think that we get to have such an impact with 4 staff members in a little office.
As curators of people group information, I am constantly reminded of the verse, “Freely you have received; freely give.” (Matthew 10:8)
Joshua Project recently had the privilege of sitting down with leaders from an international Christian denomination to talk about unreached people groups. The denomination will change their missions focus from concentrating on countries to concentrating on people groups.
This is very much in keeping with a proper understanding of the Great Commission. When Jesus left us the command to “go and make disciples of all nations…” he used the Greek ‘ethne’. It’s easy to see how something like ‘ethnicity’ is a better translation of that word than ‘nation.’
We are constantly amazed at the contributions we get to make to emphasize this truth globally.
We recently got away for a weekend to celebrate our tenth anniversary. We met in Oaxaca because we were both serving in ministries focusing on ensuring the good news about Jesus Christ be available for all peoples of the world.
There have been more joys than trials in our first decade. Our two boys are true treasures from God and we love raising them together. We have no idea what God will do in the next 10 years. That’s okay. We’re committed to obeying him together, no matter what he calls us to.