“And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Luke 10:2
We are asking the Lord to mobilize more workers to establish new bases in North America (USA and Canada) and around the world. Each of these locations will adhere to our statement of faith and core values and will be dedicated to our vision of “Mobilizing, Training, and Multiplying” disciples and churches to reach the unreached people groups of the world.
Our current bases in Atlanta, Richmond, Sydney, Australia and South Asia and are asking God to raise up more laborers and seeking Him as to where we should start more locations in the USA 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 ties 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 mobilized for involvement, and like-minded people and organizations already in the area with whom we can partner.
We are currently looking at the following locations for potential work:
North America locations
International and 10/40 window locations
Hong Kong, China
There are many other cities in North America and around the world that we also recognize as potential locations. God may call us to Denver, Toronto, Kansas City or Vancouver! We may be asked to plant a base in Northern Africa or Europe! The key is to have dedicated laborers with a like-minded passion for 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.