Saturday, March 25, 2006

This picture captures the calling of Venezuela Now, Inc. to reach the lost of Venezuela. We will accomplish this primarily by equipping and empowering the United Methodist Church of Venezuela. The picture is one artist's attempt to capture the passion and the urgency of Jesus' story of the lost sheep in Luke 15:1-7. This picture hangs over my desk to remind me of Jesus' concern for the lost and my need to burn with that same passion. It is a copy of a Sunday School card from early in the previous century. Notice the peril to the Shepard. Notice the precarious position of the lost sheep. Notice the eagle that is about to swoop in to the sheep's doom. Humankind apart from Christ is lost and in need of the Savior. Jesus said he "came to seek and to save the lost." He give us the same mission. Please pray for those of us associated with Venezuela Now, Inc. and the United Methodist Church of Venezuela to be ever vigilant in the mission of reaching the lost of Venezuela for Christ.
Warren Lathem

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