Since joining TWR, my knowledge of geography has greatly improved, but I must admit that I had to take a look at a map a few minutes ago. You see, on today's Footsteps, Travis Critcher of Samaritan's Purse mentions the country of Namibia. While I knew it was in Africa, I didn't know Namibia's exact location on the continent. (For the record, it's on the southwestern coast of Africa between Angola and South Africa.) So, why am I giving you a geography lesson? It all has to do with the Great Commission. Jesus commands us to "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19a, ESV). Jesus also told His disciples, "you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth" (Acts 1:8b, ESV). Here's my point: how can we carry the Gospel to "all nations," that is, "to the end of the earth," unless we are familiar with geography? So I encourage you to pick up a map, or spin a globe, start studying and dreaming, and then see what part of the world God puts on your heart.
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(Photo of Andy Napier with Travis Critcher of Samaritan's Purse)