A few days ago I came to work early when all the doors were still locked. As I approached the door nearest my office I reached for my key fob and couldn’t find it. I checked my pockets, my bag. I went back to my car and looked. Not there.
I couldn’t get in. I was locked out in the cold and rain.
After standing around a few minutes wondering what to do, a coworker approached. With his key fob he opened the door and ushered me into the warmth, security and comfort of the building.
This week, 25 missionary candidates and 17 missionary associates are training for overseas missionary service here at the Assemblies of God national office in Springfield, Missouri.
God has called them to preach the gospel in several different countries around the world. After they get to the mission field they will be opening the Door (KJV) or Gate (NIV), which is what Jesus calls himself, to people so they may enter into the presence of God and be saved and have a full life during their sojourn on earth and for all eternity (See John 10:7-10).
Let’s be in prayer for these new missionaries during their training. As they return to their districts I encourage you to welcome them into your churches. Partner with them as they open the Door or Gate of hope, peace, joy and eternal life to lost people around the world.
Click here to read a story recently posted on the AG World Missions website about a missionary who opened the Door to a little boy in Africa.