It’s an exciting time to be involved in global missions. We have the privilege of watching the gospel flow from everyone to everywhere (“E2E”). Today’s globalized world offers us the unprecedented opportunity to proclaim Jesus’ finished work far and wide.
Consider the ministry of Harbor City Church (HCC) in Sydney, Australia, led by MTW missionary Jim Jung.
Australia is closely linked geographically and economically to Asia, even though it is culturally Western. Its population is largely secular and increasingly diverse.
“New Australians”—second-generation immigrants and internationalized young adults of predominantly Asian descent—are the source not only of Harbor City Church’s steady growth, but also of its impact, much of it through its Student Outreach to the World ministry.
International students impact Asia
They are people like Cyril, a French Polynesian graduate student who leads three different men’s groups, as well as HCC’s mercy and justice outreach.
Then there is Sy, a Korean national who came back to the faith of his missionary upbringing through student outreach. He is now in seminary, has been on multiple short-term trips to Asia, and plans to serve full time in Japan after graduation.
Harbor City Church has sent dozens of disciples to assist MTW teams in countries throughout Asia with church planting, university ministry, and unreached people group research.
The financial need is real and pressing
Remarkably, HCC is fulfilling its vision to be a “diverse, missional resource church for Asia” without dedicated meeting space or paid staff! Members, while rich in Christ, are not wealthy in worldly terms and volunteer their homes for meeting space.
Harbor City Church needs our help to continue its exciting growth among students while they, the members, finish school and get established in their work and in the community. Meeting such needs is at the heart of our call to kingdom-first stewardship of earthly resources.
God has chosen to bless us with the task of making disciples all over creation. What a joyful proposition!