There are two really important subjects I’d like to share with you.
First, I am pleased to announce that the Global Signet Group, formerly known as Bible Mission International, has been accredited by ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). This is significant in that it validates our processes and procedures we have been using for maintaining financial responsibility for gifts over the past 17 years. Our board of directors, while members have changed over the years, has always brought strong fiduciary leadership to our organization to keep us on mission and make sure gifts are properly used. We are grateful for all of our partners who have trusted us to be responsible with funding. Our pledge is to continue stewarding resources in God-honoring ways and keep you informed at www.globalsignetgroup.org.
Secondly, after more than a week in Europe, all I can say is WOW! Things have changed dramatically in a very short period of time. The open expression of Islam, with women in burkas, groups roving the streets, and masses of unattended children, is like nothing I have seen in the more than 17 years I have been serving in that part of the world. Church leaders I met with from across the EU all expressed concern at the number of refugees flooding their countries.
We all agreed, though, that the people are there to stay. And while they identify as Muslim, many of them do not really understand their religion. And that is an open door for the Gospel.
There are miraculous things happening as thousands stream into Europe through Turkey. People are telling stories of meeting Jesus in their dreams. And they had never heard of him before. Missionaries are sharing the Gospel with the transient population and many are confessing Jesus. So I believe our God is up to something pretty remarkable. And He is ready to use us in reaching thousands of Muslims with the Gospel.
That is why Global Signet Group is partnering with organizations not only in Europe, but also those that reach into Central Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. We are continuing to develop relationships with other organizations that are actively developing internet-based outreach materials to Muslims that impact people globally, even the refugees in the EU.
And here is something else that is so important… Nearly everyone migrating to Europe has a cell or smart phone. And we are discovering exciting ways to reach those people with the hope and joy found in the Gospel… on their phone. We want to introduce them to a different way to do life. A life centered on Jesus and His word. I will send more information about all of this soon.
Please continue to pray for us as we partner with Christian organizations to see thousands of Muslims and people from other religions come to Jesus Christ. To hear more about what God is doing around the world, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.