When God called me to missions, I laughed at what He was saying. Why would He call me to missions? My sister was the one who was called to missions, but me? No way. I wasn’t ready to step into the unknown and give up all the comfort of being home. I wasn’t ready to give up the classic college experience or the security of a good job. I wasn’t ready to depend fully on Him when it came to finances. I wasn’t ready to be constantly pushed out of my comfort and challenged to step into boldness. Nope. Maybe I heard Him wrong. Yet, God slowly and patiently kept knocking on my heart and calling me to step into the unknown with Him.
Our world is changing. Masses of people are picking up their lives and moving into cities. The cities of the world are growing at a rate of 1.6 million a week. When we think of cities, we could think of dirty streets, crowds of people, endless sin, and little to no awareness of God’s presence. Yet, God’s heart is for the cities worldwide. God is using this shift into cities as a way to bring revival, passion, and unity to His children. Will we join Him in what He is doing in cities?