“Then he said to his disciples, “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.” — Matthew 9:37-38 ESV
The passage of scripture above has been on my mind for quite awhile and has been driven home more and more over the past couple of weeks. I had the opportunity last week to share at a missions conference about all that God is doing here at the Rec Center and with the various other ministries of KMM. As I shared with various people about all that God is doing, I couldn’t help but think of the many ways that we could be doing more at KMM, and especially at the Lee County Recreational Center, if we only had more help.
When I say help, I am not talking about the day to day cleaning and business side of keeping things open, although more help in that area would be nice. I am specifically thinking about more help as in full time staff coming to partner in ministry and to share Jesus and disciple our community. Within the Rec Center right now we have men and women, boys and girls, young and old, people with and without disabilities that come out to our facility. We have been blessed to have various outreaches (especially for the youth) and also do more relationship evangelism. But as I pray I know that if we had someone who had a passion to reach our seniors, someone with a passion to reach the ladies, reach the men, and even the youth we could have such a greater impact for Christ than we currently have.
The harvest is plentiful here with the various people that come into the Rec Center and the other ministries of KMM. The laborers we have are passionate and are serving God faithfully. Yet, we are praying for more laborers, more people that would be passionate about our community coming to know Christ. As I continue to pray to the Lord of the Harvest for co-laborers in ministry here I know He is faithful and has them out there somewhere. Please join me in daily praying that they will be led here soon. Our community is ready…the harvest is ready!