One is a Big Number - Global Disciples Canada

One is a Big Number

In God’s Kingdom, one is a big number

Remember the story Jesus told in Luke 15? One sheep lost out of 100, then found. One of 10 silver coins was lost, then found. One son was lost, but then welcomed home by his loving, forgiving Father. 

Jesus said, “I tell you…there is more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent” (Luke 15:7). 

Yet, it is heart-breaking to think that 50,000 people die every day without ever hearing the Good News of Jesus1 in a way that they can respond. Each one of them matters to God. 

And each one of us can do something about it!    

Friend, will you be the one to offer the hope of eternal life to one person? Maybe even to hundreds or thousands who have never had an opportunity to receive Jesus as their Lord and Saviour? I can’t think of anything that could matter more.

As Global Disciples, our approach is simple. We help to equip disciples of Jesus—ordinary people—to share the Good News with people still waiting to hear it.  

Biruk is just one ordinary man in Ethiopia—a man with big dreams, and a big heart. He knows that “God…wants all people to be saved” (1 Timothy 2:3-4), and he’s determined to see as many people as possible have an opportunity to hear the Good News of Jesus. Each one matters to him! 

He completed the Global Disciples training and now he’s sharing the Gospel and planting churches. And Biruk uses a tailoring business to support himself as he shares Jesus with his unreached customers. 

During his outreach, one demon-possessed girl was set free and her grateful mother gave Biruk a place for his business—and where the newly-planted church can meet…and multiply!   

From this new fellowship, Biruk is training others to reach out with the Gospel to unreached communities in his region, and now they’re planting churches too! 

Biruk is only one of thousands using the Global Disciples Approach to take the Good News to the least-reached. 

With God, one is a big number! And it can multiply.

Every week on average, Global Disciples sees 880 new disciples come to faith, and 39 new churches planted, in 50 countries around the globe!

You can be the one who helps to multiply people like Biruk, with your generous Kingdom investment through Global Disciples.

Thank you for helping us reach each one

You can be the one
to offer hope to many.
Please give today.

‘til the Whole World Knows,

Jason Pohl
National Director
Global Disciples Canada

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1World Christian Database Research, Todd M. Johnson and Gina A. Zurlo, eds.,