Strategic Value of Farmers in Mission

The strategic value of rural persons in missions.

FACT: Many little rural villages around the world have not heard the gospel.  There are many completely unreached.

Who better to reach these people: suburban, globalized individuals, or rural people familiar with dyadic community oriented societies?

People who know the earth, the dirt, who raised animals, who have tangible stories of seeing God’s tangible provision are well equipped to go and do likewise in places with no opportunity to hear the gospel message or see it lived out.  These people know what it is like to share resources and truly be a secure network of families that must depend on one another for survival.  They know what it is like to be on a team of committed members working towards the same goal.

These qualities and characteristics make rural peoples ripened for field work in rural villages.  I would argue that it would be beneficial to assign recruiters and mobilizers to the country side to petition for kingdom workers.  Who do you know from a strategic rural background that could be integral part of seeing the great commission completed in our generation?

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2 Responses to “Strategic Value of Farmers in Mission”

  1. Kris Says:

    Interestingly enough, under this post I see a political ad for a state representative from Michigan. A lot of people associate Michigan with Detroit and the auto-industry, but in fact we are a vibrant agricultural center.

    I know of many agricultural workers here in Michigan who would probably resonate more closely with villagers in many parts of the world whose work is tied to the land, than someone like me who hasn’t lived that life.

    • Adam Hoffman Says:

      Kris,

      Glad you are seeing God do good things. While you are there, share with them that now might be the time to use their gifts and go! Thanks for the response.

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