One of the incredible things about being on mission in New York City is the opportunity to share the Gospel among the nations.
All the nations of the world are represented in New York. While this might prove to be a hindrance to being on mission to some, to others it is an opportunity to reach those who might not otherwise hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
New York is very much what people see on television – fast, busy, loud, and filled with people.
Recently on our Embracing NYC Mission Trip, one of our groups of ladies was able to work alongside Urban Impact in Queens and Brooklyn. In Queens they were able to prayer walk and share the Gospel in Jackson Heights – a neighborhood that is made up of people who are mostly from South Asian countries.
Following their time in Queens, the group traveled to the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn. This particular neighborhood is home to many people who are originally from the nations that make up West Africa.
Upon meeting up with the remainder of all the women who were a part of our NC mission team, I enjoyed hearing the comments from this group of women and their experiences – especially from their time in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood.
Many of them heard the Muslim call to prayer that afternoon. Most of the ladies had not ever heard the Muslim call to prayer and, instead of making them fearful, it made them realize the need to reach out and share Christ.
It also made these ladies realize that all believers must realize that the task of reaching the nations is not one that the Lord gave to some believers, but instead it is a mandate that He gave to all believers.
“…but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” – Acts 1:8