One Billion More Souls
This week over 300 leaders, mostly from Ecuador, converged on Quito to learn how they can be a part of Billion Soul Network. Currently there are around 1 billion Christians in the world (including Catholics). Next year the world’s population will top 7 billion. Do you see the problem? 6 out of every 7 people do not know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Personally this breaks my heart … and I think it breaks God’s also.
The billion soul network is committed to changing this statistic. Through the strategic networking and equipping local churches, they are looking to plant over 5 million (count the zeros 5,000,000) new churches over the next few years and add another one billion(more zeros 1,000,000,000) converts to the church. With the passion and enthusiasm that the leaders of this effort have I think that they might just pull it off.
As we’ve shared with you before, Ecuador is evangelically starved. The current statistics place less than 5% of the population as evangelical Christians. But those of us laying claim to this mission field have decided it’s time that these numbers change by the power and grace of God. During the course of these meetings we learned church planting strategies and how to apply them to our context and together we set a goal to plant 5000 new churches in Ecuador! And I was asked to lead an initiative to use our students at SEMISUD in planting 50 new churches in Quito!
I am humbled to be asked to take on this project but I know that my God is more than able to make this happen. I ask that you join with us in prayer as we set out to win Ecuador for Christ and also ask God how he would want you to be a part of this plan to plant these 50 new churches. Planting churches is not easy or cheap … but we know it can be done and will be done for the Glory of God.