I want to start this month off by thanking all of you who read my posts and want to get involved and partner with me in bringing the Gospel to the nations! It really does take a village to send out a missionary, so thank you!
This month I had the opportunity to be apart of a missions conference. It was so encouraging to sit in a room full of missions m-nded people who want and are encouraging me to walk in this calling! I also was asked to share a little bit about what the School of Missions is and my experience there.
The main thing I took out of this conference was a quote by CT Studd:
“Some wish to live within the sound of church and chapel bell. I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell!”CT Studd
Now I’m not saying that we should all go run a rescue shop in the darkest parts of the world, but as I’ll talk about in a minute here, who is going? If we all went, then there would be no one left to send, and missionaries would be equipped. On the flip side of this coin: if nobody is going, then nobody is getting saved there. I decided this would be a good newsletter to lay out for you all a little bit of what that calling is…starting with the 10/40 Window!
The 10/40 Window
The 10/40 Window is what we call the region of the world that is 10 degrees north of the equator up to 40 degrees, Japan to the west of Africa. It’s highlighted in the red below. In this area live 3.5 BILLION people who have never heard the gospel. So why is it important? Of all the missionaries and church planters sent out in the world, only 3% are going to this area. That is leaving an imbalance of 1 Christian to every 250,000 people that live there!!!!!! No Bibles, no churches; just Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
This is essentially the entire reason I’m an intern here, is to get trained up to go! We are still moving forward on this upcoming Middle East trip. Due to security reasons and not causing trouble for myself in the future I need to be ambiguous about where exactly we are headed. I can tell you God is amazing, and is showing me more about my calling and about the Unreached and His heart for them.
At the end of this month I have the opportunity to take part in the Voice of the Refugees Women’s Day. This is an event catered to helping Muslim women feel more at home in the States (since moving here from their home country as refugees). It is all about showing them the love of Jesus. We are going to have some practical teaching time, lunch, and a spa in the afternoon to pamper them. Please be praying for this day. It is an awesome open door to have the gospel preached, as well as getting to sit and talk to start friendships. It is excellent training for long-term missions, as well as those conversations about eternity and Jesus’ love for them to begin. Please be praying for me personally that I’ll have divine opportunities and the words to say, that it will be Jesus in me and I’ll get out of the way for Him to work. Please pray for the event as a whole that it will be a success. With events like this the enemy will try to stop it: so pray against the spiritual warfare that will be coming.
With all these things in mind, if you feel led to get involved and partner with me financially for this upcoming trip and moving to the field long-term, you can do so by clicking the “Become a Financial Partner” button below, or by mailing a support check to
Saving Grace World Missions, 17451 Bastanchury Rd., Ste. 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886.
*note “Acacia Scott support” in memo.
As always, I’m blessed to be able to pray for you, so please let me know of any prayer requests you may have!
-I’m enjoying life here and learning lots about the Unreached.
-The Missions Conference was a success and we have tons of interest in the School of Missions to train up more young people!
-Middle East trip: both financially and practically. That all the pieces will fall into place.
-Voice of the Refugees Women’s Day: that there will be seeds planted and watered. For conversations to happen and the women to feel the love of Jesus!