Over the past decade, numerous pastors and leaders from all over the world have been crying out (and even begging us) for discipleship resources in their language. This may sound extreme, but in America we have an abundance of books and resources that are available to us that are often taken for granted. In many ways, we have access to excess.
In some developing nations, people have never seen a book in their language. When leaders from these nations are given a book, they treat it as sacred gift! They even hand-write books and Bibles word for word so that they can spread this message of hope to others in their sphere of influence.
Dr. Joseph Serwadda, a leader from Uganda who oversees a group of churches that number approximately 27,000, echoes this need among pastors and leaders all over the world: “Our biggest need is not money or bigger buildings, but solid teaching. We lack literature for people to read and study on their own. The more people we have in church who are less instructed in the Word of God, the less solidity we have. Come and help us preserve the harvest. This is a Macedonian call!”
MessengerX makes it possible for us to feed hungry pastors, leaders, and believers in every nation and language by providing them with the tools they need to make disciples and preserve the harvest. As we do this, we’ll find disciples making disciples—passing down the truths they have become established in—fulfilling Paul’s exhortation to “teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others” (2 Timothy 2:2 NLT).
At Messenger International, we view discipleship as the biggest need of our day. Clean water and proper nutrition are essential needs that we must work to make available to everyone, but there’s a deeper spiritual need that’s often overlooked. And that’s what drives our mission—making the Word of God available to every nation and in every language, because everyone deserves to know.