There is a global shortage of skilled workers, which is leaving employers worldwide with unfilled positions, decreasing their productivity, efficiency, and future growth. But, a recent survey reports, some of the countries in most need of employees are those most restrictive of evangelism.
Could this need for workers open a door for the gospel that might otherwise never be opened?
Because of this great need for talented workers, is it possible that unreached people might see Jesus’ great love and come to God the Father through talented foreigners they met at work?
Revolutionary change in global missions
Each generation over the past 2,000 years has faced unique challenges in sharing the gospel. In every generation, the Lord has raised up individuals with a vision of how to more effectively reach the unreached, either in a specific region or across the entire globe.
More than 40 years ago, the Lord gave Dr. K.P. Yohannan a ground-breaking vision for a much-needed change in the methodology of foreign missions. Yohannan wrote and published Revolution in World Missions, a book so powerful and important that more than four million copies are now in print, and the pattern he proposed is now used by countless faith-based, outreach ministries.
That book asks two significant questions:
Do you desire to make a difference in the lost world but aren’t sure how to go about it?
Do you desire to let go of self-centeredness and be more eternally minded?
Through that book, Dr. Yohannan opened the eyes of the world to the opportunity – even the necessity – for using indigenous, national missionaries. Were it not for that vision, even more people would be unreached today because about 80 percent of the world’s population live in areas where formal methods of evangelism are restricted.