photo by Kószó József
Like dandelion seeds…you can’t stop them from spreading!
“When I worked in Liberia, I had the chance to disciple a Christian named Nelson Cyrus. After Liberia’s civil war started in 1989, Cyrus evacuated to Ghana. I didn’t see him again until 1999, when our family traveled to Ghana and visited the local Liberian refugee camp. Cyrus was still there, busy pastoring one of the refugee churches and discipling many Liberians in the camp. Those Liberians discipled others, and the effects spread beyond Cyrus’s church, beyond the refugee camp, and into the surrounding area. That’s how discipleship should work.”
Randy Wildman, SIM missionary now living in Jos, Nigeria, and working in the ECWA discipleship ministry, continues. “Imagine you disciple a man named Timothy for a year. At the end of the year, there are two of you. If you and Timothy each disciple another person the next year, there will be four. If the four of you each disciple one person then there will be eight of you… After 33 years, over eight and a half billion people will have been discipled… except that the world population is less than seven billion!