Apr
25
2014

Missions in the Global Migration

Pastor Pablo Borges and family in Quintana, Mexico, lived in Portland, Oregon for 3 years before returning to plant a church.

Pastor Pablo Borges and family in Quintana, Mexico, lived in Portland, Oregon for 3 years before returning to plant a church.

In a recent article on international migration in Anthology magazine, J.D.Payne wrote:

We have been told to go and must continue to do so, for the greatest needs for the gospel and church multiplication exist in the non-Western world. However, something is missionally malignant whenever we are willing to make great sacrifices to travel the world to reach a people group but are not willing walk across the street. The church is foolish to think that it pleases the Lord when we travel to another country to reach a people when representatives of that group fly past us over the Pacific and land in our airports to settle in our communities, but we make no effort to reach them. In view of this pressure point, the churches and mission agencies that are likely to thrive in the realm of missions are those who integrate their domestic and international strategies and stop operating from the long-standing model that consisted of silos separating the “domestic” and “foreign.”

Hispanics for Christ works among the Hispanic diaspora throughout the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, and one of the strengths of our ministry is the network of Field Coordinators and churches working together to reach this people group both at home (wherever that may be!) and away. If we can help you reach Hispanics in your community please contact us and we can work to help develop a plan.

Pastor George (Egypt), Geoff Hartt (HFC) and Pastor Cesar (Lakewood Community Church Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor George (Egypt), Geoff Hartt (HFC) and Pastor Cesar (Lakewood Community Church Hispanic Ministry)