Posted by: Omar C. Garcia | March 25, 2011

Global Glimpses

Lee and Omar | 2005 | Pakistan

Who | Lee Pullin

Where I Have Traveled | I have traveled to Ukraine, China, India, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Darfur, Pakistan, and Kashmir, the disputed area between India and Pakistan. I have traveled numerous times to most of these countries.

Going to Unreached and Unengaged Peoples | The main thing that helps me decide where I will go is whether I will have an opportunity to engage with an unreached people group. Unreached and unengaged people groups almost always live in places that are far from comforts and safety — places where people die daily without ever having heard the good news of Jesus Christ. These are the people groups I am interested in and the places where I desire to go.

My First Visit to Pakistan | Omar and I traveled to Pakistan after the 2005 earthquake. We were able to help two villages build temporary shelters to help get them through the brutal winter that was weeks away. We were not able to share as much as we would have liked because our conversations would always turn to how the people would survive the winter. As a result, I decided to return five months later. It was then that I was able to sit down with village leaders to talk more freely about Christ.

Why Our Presence Matters | It is so important for us to reach out to the unreached because everyone deserves the chance to hear about Jesus at least once in their lifetime. I also believe it is very important to reach out to people in times of crisis because it shows that Christ-followers care and follow the teachings of Christ. Helping others during a crisis opens doors to share about Christ and to show what it means to be a follower of Christ.

How You Can Help | Prayer is key. I encourage others to research a people group so that they can pray more specifically for that people. Giving to organizations that reach out to unreached peoples is also important. Because so little money actually goes to reaching unreached and unengaged people groups, our financial gifts make a huge difference. Going is also important. Going is sometimes a challenge but always rewarding. It will change your life forever. I know because my life has been changed.


Responses

  1. Omar,

    One thing I should have added is a great place to research unreached people groups. Here is a link to a very good website.

    http://www.joshuaproject.net/

    Thanks,
    Lee

  2. Nice to put a face with a name. Great work gentlemen. Is 6:8

  3. I wasn’t sure if you were in Japan or where. I will be praying for you and your team and for ears that are hungry for the bread of life. Proclaim the truth with vigor and rest well.

    • Thanks for your prayers, Sue Ann. I am headed to Pakistan and then from there to Bangladesh. It’s always comforting to know folks are praying for me and those who travel with me. Thanks again.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this!


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