charts rarely move me

….to tears
but this one did!

just, what did we do? what happened… heart screams, why did this have to happen!?

“If the gospel is about transformation, how is it that two thousand years of proclamation have had so little effect? How is it that the gospel of Jesus Christ, so far from producing radical change, has instead become a cloak for avarice and arrogance, for a willful deafness to the cry of the poor and of the earth itself?”
Theodore Jennings Jr

These horrific, downward, statistical nose-dives represent hundreds and thousands of precious lives, lost to the cause of Christ and local communities of faith.
…..lost, absent, and missing from our lives……….yet in coming to terms with where we are now: my ache, abates a little, in part due to this commitment 

……”to re-shape or reimagine the Church’s ministry for the century coming, so as to make sure there is a growing and sustainable Christian witness in every local community!”

,………thats’ worth our best, right?! ………and I’ve signed up to give all I can to see the cause of Jesus increase in as many lives as possible: equipping people to move from unbelief to whole-life discipleship!……, how about you?

How is your life increasing the knowlege of Jesus in the lives of others? Come on,….play your part in this great adventure….there’s simply nothing else like it!