“And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.” Luke 10:2
We are asking the Lord to mobilise more workers to establish new bases in Australia and around the world. Each of these locations will adhere to our statement of faith and central values and will be dedicated to our vision of “Mobilising, Training, and Multiplying” disciples and churches to reach the unreached people groups of the world.
Our Sydney, Australia and South Asia bases are asking God to raise up more labourers and seeking Him as to where we should start more locations in the Australia and in the 10/40 window. We are mainly looking for multi-ethnic hubs where people from many nations are gathered together. We think that Jesus was being strategic when he told the disciples not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for the Holy Spirit to come and then His disciples would be His witnesses starting in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 2 says that there were God-fearing people from every nation gathered in Jerusalem and they all began hearing the wonders of God in His own tongue.
Can you imagine what would happen if God showed up in a mighty way in the gateway cities of the world where the nations are gathered and then the Gospel trickled out through those relational lines to the ends of the earth?
So, our main criteria for choosing new locations is if they are Jerusalem-type cities that are melting pots with the nations gathered together. That could be places with large immigrant populations, campuses with lots of international students, refugee resettlement locations, and would love to find cities that have large amounts of all three. A few of the other things that are helpful would be an international airport, several mosques/temples of other faiths, proximity to many churches that can get mobilised for involvement, and like-minded people and organisations already in the area with whom we can partner.
We are currently looking at the following locations for potential work:
International and 10/40 window locations
Hong Kong, China
There are other cities in Australia and around the world that we also recognise as potential locations. God may call us to Adelaide, Hobart, or the Gold Coast! We may be asked to plant a base in Northern Africa or Eastern Europe! The key is to have dedicated labourers with a like-minded passion for Jesus Christ and His kingdom to be established among all nations. We are asking the Lord for people that have a strong burden for the people groups in different cities to come alongside GFM and lay down their lives for the cause of Christ to help us establish new bases. If you know of another city that should be on our radar or you are willing to help us get started in one of these locations, contact us.