“And Jesus said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.'” – Luke 10:2
Before moving to NYC in July for the Equip program, I really had no idea what to expect. Would my family and I survive in a hectic city like New York? Would I be rejected by many? Would COVID prevent our efforts to make Christ known to the unreached in NYC? Would I find anyone who is spiritually-open and interested in learning more about Jesus? Is the harvest actually “plentiful”?
These questions (especially the last one) were all answered by God within the first two months of our Equip program. God had begun connecting our team with a number of Bengali and Pakistani Muslims who graciously invited us into their circles of friends and family, and some of us were also meeting regularly for deep discussion at a few mosques in our neighborhood. Not only were we rapidly learning about Islam and South Asian culture, but we were also sharing the hope we have in Jesus and discussing countless passages in the Bible.
God is on the move
We had no time to doubt. Right in front of our eyes, God was on the move and drawing the unreached to himself. Spiritual hunger was evident, and we began believing that there was a potential harvest all around us!
We have only just begun our Equip program, and we do not know what the end will look like. But we know this: We are the laborers sent out into the harvest, and we would not be here if it were not for the faithful prayer of so many people before us.
What can you do? Pray for more laborers! Pray that God would continue to awaken his Church to the harvest all around us! Will you pray for more laborers? Will you pray about “being” one of the laborers? The harvest is plentiful!