Gospel Outreach Steps Out in Faith
Recently the board of directors at Gospel Outreach (GO), a faith ministry based in College Place, Wash., took a large step of faith by voting to increase its support of indigenous missionaries by another 750 workers. This action brings the number of workers being supported in more than 40 countries to more than 2,000 and will add in excess of $500,000 to the amount of money currently being appropriated for the support of these local missionaries. From past experience and from current activities, it is expected that more than 100,000 baptisms will result from these additional workers.
Although the funds for the sustenance and progress of the work come from GO supporters in the United States, these funds are channeled through local Seventh-day Adventist mission organizations in the 10/40 Window, which is the focus of the operation. These organizations are responsible for recruiting, training, placing and supervising the workers, and for financially supporting them with the funds sent from GO. They are also required to submit quarterly reports to the GO office.
Since all GO workers are volunteers, most of them retired from active denominational service, the amount of funds required to support the superstructure of the organization is minimal. This in itself makes GO a unique ministry and has contributed to its growth.
The Lord is using many avenues to finish the work in these last days, and Gospel Outreach is happy to be one of them.