The Geography of Ministry

This week we thought it would be fun to show our readers a geographic representation of the missions work being done by the Arctic Barnabas Ministries missionary staff. The map above represents the many flights (April-July) and trips who depart from Kenai, Alaska. We send our staff missionaries out into isolated villages and towns in order to meet the needs and support the work of Christian leaders and pastors on their own turf. This map is exciting to look at because it shows us how God is on the move loving and reaching people in some of the most displaced parts of the Arctic.

Isn’t it amazing to think that God loves others so much that he would leave the many to reach the one? Luke 15:4 reminds us of God’s nature in seeking out the marginalized and isolated… “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the 99 in the open country and goes after the lost sheep until he finds it”?

This week’s prayer: Lord, let us look and see where you are working and then join in that. Jesus, thank you for coming after us. Thank you for seeking us out and rescuing us from our own nature. We pray for the isolated, the depressed, hurting and marginalized. We ask for ways and means to bring your light and hope into those dark places. Amen.