We’re excited about our video series titled, “For the World.” These videos introduce individuals that have recently graduated from our ministry, they explain what that individual is doing post college and more importantly, why they’re doing it. We’re excited to capture these stories and show them because these individuals deserve to be celebrated and the next generation needs to see examples of people making intentional decisions to prioritize Christ and his mission!
Culture tells each of us that what one does after graduation should be determined by whatever sets him up for the most personal and professional success and stability. However, Jesus modeled during his lifetime something completely different. In Matthew 9 we read a great summary of what he spent his short life on earth doing,
"Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he has compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, 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.”
One obvious observation from these verses is how Jesus didn’t spend his time building up his earthly success and comfort. Rather, you see him having compassion for people, spending his time helping them and proclaiming to them the good news of eternal life! This is what you’re seeing from these individuals in this video series, not perfectly of course - they are not Jesus, but we celebrate them for the choices they are making to walk like him! We’re excited to document and show these stories in order to show the next generation of students a picture of what living like Christ post college can look like. As Hebrews 13 says,
"Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.”
We’re praying that these videos would cause other students to consider and imitate their faith and the way they are choosing to live their lives.
I’m continually reminded just how plentiful the harvest is. You don’t have to go very far to see just how needy and broken the world is. Jesus tells us in Matthew 9 (vs. 37) that what the world needs most is laborers, laborers that are convinced of what Jesus said, “It’s more blessed to give than to receive” and are committed to what Paul said in Acts 20, “I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God” (vs. 24)” Please join us in thanking God for the lives represented in these videos as well as praying with us for God to raise up and send out more of these individuals for the world!
-Daniel Hill, COG Regional Director
[You can watch the first video on Aaron Markham in Kenya by clicking the link, going to the “Video” section of this website, or by going to the “CO Greenville” Youtube channel.]