In the only prayer request Jesus commands of us, He says, “ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field” (Matthew 9:38). The word “send” is ekballō which is closer to “cast out.” It makes me think of big bouncers coming to throw us out of our comfort zones.
Near the end of February, over 60,000 of God’s children will gather in a soccer stadium for 12 hours here in Orlando to an event called The SEND. Francis Chan, Lou Engel, YWAM, Hillsong and many others are asking God to use them to “cast out” these believers into high schools, colleges, neighborhoods and nations of the world with the love of Christ.
It sounds incredible! We can’t wait to be a part of it and we hope you join us, but Karen and I have already gotten to have an incredible part in this! We met with one of the folks running the event and introduced him to the Cru leaders overseeing ministry in FL. Because of that, 370 volunteers from the Send will stay for a month afterward, walking on 75 campuses and launching new Cru movements that we will then teach local churches how to run! Praise God for the unity of His Church!