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Many of you may know that I am involved in a global mission agency called SAMS. SAMS-USA was begun 40 years ago as a means to send missionaries to Latin America. It is now the largest and most active Anglican mission-sending organization in the US, with over 100 missionaries serving in 30 different countries around the world. I am privileged to serve on the Board with sixteen other very dedicated Trustees.
Last weekend I was in Pittsburgh for our fall meeting. In conjunction, we had a grand 40th anniversary celebration and dinner with 100 guests. As the current Board Chair, I was blessed to share a vision for SAMS’ future with them. Since I cannot claim to have any supernatural abilities for telling the future, I simply reminded them of the scriptural truth that God holds the future in His hands. (Jeremiah 29:11 is one of many examples.) Seeking His guidance and trusting in His provision, SAMS, I said, will continue to uphold our three Strategic Principles:
Our Mode of Operation: Relationships. Sending people is paramount because we believe that ministry will flow out of the relationships that we cultivate.
Our Contextual Focus: Anglican. We will partner with the global Anglican Church toward a mutual vision of leading people to Christ.
Our Ministry Scope: Global. We will build partnerships internationally, wherever God is opening doors for the Gospel.
The main point, though, was that God has revealed His heart of love and grace for all the nations of the world. The ultimate vision is the one given to us in Revelation 7:9 of “…a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne…,” worshipping God.
What a vision! And what an exciting and adventurous enterprise He has called us into—nothing less than changing the world! Care to join me?
The Rev. Jeff RawnPastoral Care, Men & Mission
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