Missionary Mobilization and the Overflow of Grace

By Bob Osborne on May 17, 2017

Each week we post stories and teaching on the Serge blog. We do this to connect you with Serge’s work worldwide and point you to the grace of God for your own lives. Today I want to share a story with you and ask—from overflow from of God’s grace to you—if you’d participate in the mission of Serge through your prayers and giving. You can give here.

 As I ask you, I want you to know that you stand with a community of Serge supporters. In fact, other members of this support community have volunteered to match your giving—dollar for dollar—up to $25,000 through May 31.

With all of this in view, I’d like to introduce you to Amal. He is a man who had a singular focus. He was determined to join his country’s military force believing it was the only way his family could escape their poverty. Amal was denied entry into the national army 16 times. Too many men wanted to join. But he would not give up trying.

James,* a local Serge missionary, knew Amal. James was preparing for a three-day trip—on foot—through the Himalayan mountains to provide medical care in a remote village. He needed an extra man to help carry supplies. Amal agreed to the job.

So they headed out and on the way they talked. For the first time, Amal heard about Jesus, a God who was so very different than his household gods. He simply had never heard.

As the trip continued, Amal saw James lovingly provide for the physical needs of the villagers. The good news about Jesus reached Amal’s ears and was demonstrated before his eyes.

On the trek home, Amal cried out to the living God and came to faith in Jesus. He went home, gathered up all his household idols, and threw them away.

Shortly afterward, Amal came to James and said, “I don’t want to join the army anymore. I want to share with people how they could be freed from their fear by turning away from idols and serving the living God.”

Remarkably, since Amal came to faith he has helped plant 12 churches in 12 local villages! Amazing, isn’t it? This is how God’s grace reaches the fray of our world!

With the growth of the Church in this part of the world, missionaries like James and local leaders like Amal need help.

Would you consider making a gift to Serge Missionary Mobilization today? As I mentioned above, each dollar you give by May 31, will be doubled up to $25,000.

Your gift will help mobilize more missionaries to go into regions like Amal’s, where people have never heard of Jesus.

We can’t do this without your support. Thank you so much for your partnership.


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Bob Osborne

About Bob Osborne

Bob Osborne is the Executive Director of Serge. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Bob’s career began in Africa with relief and development organizations including UNICEF and CARE. Upon returning to the U.S., Bob served as Executive Director of the Charlottesville, Va., affiliate of Love INC and then as Director of Missions and Ministries at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Bob joined Serge in 2002 as U.S. Director and was appointed Executive Director in 2005. Bob and his wife Nancy have two grown children and in his spare time, he loves to garden and play bocce ball.