As Chairman of the Board of Need Him Global, I’ve reflected on what the Lord has done over the last 25 years of the ministry and, in doing so, two realities become abundantly clear: 1) Our Heavenly Father is still in the business of pursuing the lost and writing Prodigal son stories and 2) This ministry has flourished because of the faithful volunteers that share Christ with seekers.
As a Board, we stress the importance of each Board member actively chatting with seekers – to gain perspective as we try to lead and serve the ministry. When I think about the chats that I’ve taken over the last eight years as a Board member, the words that come to mind are “messy”, “broken”, and “heartbreaking”. I can accidentally live in my holy huddle and lose sight of how broken our world is – how many people are lonely, hurting, and in real pain.
As a Believer, I’m quick to think of being “salt and light” but how often do I praise the beautiful feet of others? Romans 10:15 (referencing Isaiah 52:7) reminds us “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” I rarely picture beautiful feet when I think of how our volunteers labor for the gospel, but when we contextualize Biblical times, we’re reminded by how “messy” the feet of missionaries became. They would walk miles in sandals blistering their feet and stubbing toes on rocky terrain as they brought the good news of Jesus’ sacrifice for us. After all, Jesus evidenced how beautiful the feet of his disciples were when he humbly stooped down to wash their feet in John 13, foreshadowing the eventual washing away of sin from the work He would later do on the cross.
On behalf of the entire Board, we say THANK YOU to our faithful volunteers and their beautiful feet that bring the gospel to a lost and hurting world! And we welcome others who want to serve as volunteers with Need Him. As Romans 10:14-15 reminds us, “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?”