<The Voice of Macedonia> 27th January, 2023
Dear brothers and sisters,
Some people say: ‘Where there is no Sunday Service, there is a mission field.’ Indeed, ‘Where the gospel of Jesus has not been heard, there is the voice of Macedonia.’
Jesus declared in his hometown: ‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.’ He also went through all the towns and villages, proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. If anyone does not know Jesus as the good Shepherd, we are obligated to them.
The Spirit of the Lord had kept Paul from preaching the Word in the province of Asia and Bithynia, but led him to Troas. In a vision, Paul saw a Macedonian begging, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’ There, a group of women gathered on the Sabbath to pray, waiting for the Messiah. There, a female slave was bound by an evil spirit and earned a lot of money for her owners. There, a jailer’s family had lost the meaning of existence and the value of life. Apart from Philippi, there were Thessalonica and Berea, and surrounding towns in the province of Macedonia.
The Church Mission Committee prays for different missionaries on a regular basis. We also hold seminars to promote mission education, and arrange the collection for Mission in the first Sunday of each month to support missionaries and mission work. Coming March is the mission month of our church to help us understand mission and participation through prayers and actions.
‘May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine on us so that Your ways may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.’ Psalm 67:1-2