A Special Message from
Randy Fairman, SIM USA President
|Video Transcript| SIM, globally, consists of more than 40 countries that send missionaries, going to more than 70 countries to demonstrate the goodness of Jesus. Around one-third of these kingdom professionals are sent by U.S. churches. Globally, SIM has opportunities for an additional 2,500 workers who would be willing to raise support so that they can go and demonstrate the goodness of Jesus through medicine, teaching Bible colleges, administration, leadership, technology, and more. All manner of professionals are needed.
In Matthew 9:37, Jesus was with His disciples, and they had a somewhat similar circumstance where the work seemed overwhelming. And in that context, Jesus told His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.”
It seems like Jesus was really setting them up to get a picture and to be able to feel the weight of this matter. It’s interesting that He didn’t say, “Therefore we have to work overtime.” Instead, what He says is, “Therefore, pray earnestly that the Lord of the harvest would send workers into His harvest field.”
At SIM USA, we’re feeling this gravity. We’re feeling this reality that God is calling us to send more workers, and that the need is so much more than the workers we have. And in our heart of hearts, we’ve been called to pray earnestly. And what we want to do is to engage the broader SIM community—perhaps 100,000 to 200,000 people—that are somehow connected with SIM that would be willing to pray every day, along with us, that the Lord of the harvest would send more workers into His harvest field. So that’s what I’m asking. I’m asking you all to join with us in praying each day.
“…therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:38)
Will you pause to pray daily at 9:38 a.m., asking the Lord to send more workers into His harvest? Please let us know you’re praying by filling out the information below.
In Jesus’ great name,
If we want to see more workers go to the field, we must root and ground our efforts in prayer.
Join Us in Praying Daily at 9:38 a.m.
Today, we are asking you to join us in prayer as we commit to train, equip, and send more workers to share the goodness of Jesus. We’re praying for:
- Courage and boldness to press forward with the strategic goal God has laid on our hearts to send 100 new U.S. workers each year.
- Wisdom to know how to recruit more workers in new and transformative ways.
- Opportunities to creatively care for our current workers.
- Financial resources to advance this vision and make it a reality.
In recognition of Matthew 9:38, many of us at SIM have set an alarm on our phones to pray for these requests every day at 9:38 a.m. We are seeking 100,000 people to join us in praying daily for more workers. We ask for your prayers at 9:38 a.m. in your time zone, or any time you choose to pray. You can let us know you’re praying by filling out the information below:
Together, let’s ask our Father to release a flood of workers for His harvest field! THANK YOU for being a partner with us in sharing Jesus where He is not yet known.