Word from the Director
Dear Ministry Partners,
Do you know that the first great commission verse is not Matthew 28:19??? It’s actually Genesis 12:1-3!!! “The Lord had said to Abram, ‘Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you. I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.’”
This month is Harvest Connection month for 180 Degrees! We were given the opportunity to undergo a two-Sunday seminar about the “Biblical Basis of Missions” and the “State of the World”. The seminar was facilitated by P. Jun Diaz, the Mobilization Director of OM (Operations Mobilization) and PMA (Philippine Missions Association). It was an eye-opener for a lot of our young people as it was their first time to learn about missions in the bible. GOD IS A GOD OF MISSION! WE ARE A PEOPLE OF MISSION!
At the end of the seminar, our team was able to identify, “Who in the world are we?” Some were surprised to find out that they are goers, as they never realized they have the skills of being a goer. Others were called to be Intercessors and the rest were listed as Mobilizers. They found out that they have a special place in the great commission and that we are ALL CALLED, only in different ways. And there are 6 ways: Learn, Pray, Go, Send, Welcome and Mobilize. Missions is PARTNERSHIP! We don’t do it alone. We work together to bring the great commission into completion! We have asked for your prayers for this seminar. And God answered our prayers!
Would you please pray that we can start taking action steps and set specific goals to develop and use the gifts that we have recently discovered? We believe that they joined this ministry for the purpose of LEARNing about God’s heart for the nations. Currently, we are starting to PRAY for the 13 Unreached People Groups in the Philippines. After the launching of this batch, we will start our ministries to churches and MOBILIZE other young people to take seriously their part in the great commission. This year, we are GOing Southbound to partner with another missions organization and minister to the Muslims in their area. Next year, we are GOing out of the country for a cross-cultural mission trip. But how can we GO unless we are SENT?
That’s why we have YOU!!! We believe that your generosity is becoming a good example to our 180 Degree-ers—that giving is not an option. And that because we have been blessed, we have a divine obligation to be a blessing! Thank you partners!
In Christ’s name and fame,
Executive Director, 180 Degrees Music Team, Inc.