Thanksgiving in the USA is a wonderful time to pause in our life routines, gather with family and friends, and give thanks to the Lord for His goodness! The older that I get, the more I value time with family. Times to laugh. Times to share stories. Times to eat together with the people we love. Times that will make our hearts smile when we reminisce.
Today, my heart overflows with thanksgiving to the Lord for the partnerships developed with Network211 that focus on honoring God by reaching the Lost with the love of Christ. We journey with them to grow in their walk with Jesus.
Thank you for your partnership! Thank you for your faithful prayer and financial support that is the foundation of Network211. Your generous and strategic partnership is the main reason why we reached the milestone of presenting the Gospel to 50 million individuals. We saw over 2.5 million individuals make an evangelism response and over 432,000 of them continue their journey with us by writing and beginning a discipleship connection. Praise the Lord!
It is through partnerships that the ministry of Network211 grows and remains impactful. We praise the Lord that we have response teams (“Landed Networks”) in twenty nations and this number is growing! We praise the Lord that we are developing partnerships on continents such as Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Also, we have landed networks in the Middle East and in other sensitive locations. We praise the Lord that people around the world are contributing content to JourneyOnline.org so that we can be more effective in journeying with people in various nations.
There are so many people, ideas, talents, and technologies that come together in partnership to bring the salvation message of Jesus Christ to the world. But, the focal point of everything that we do is so that we can partner with individuals, one by one, who are searching for answers to a life dilemma. We present Jesus as their Answer and ask the Holy Spirit to penetrate their hearts and transform their lives. While the online searcher is willing to receive whatever answer can be found, the reality is that this is a divinely orchestrated appointment to connect the searcher with the Gospel.
Here are some examples:
- A woman in Eswatini visited the JourneyAnswers “Emptiness” and wrote, “Feeling lonely and emptiness.” From the vastness of the Internet, this woman Googled her life issue and learned that Jesus will bring life to her and bring transformation. And now her new journey begins!
- A man in the United States visited “Brokenness” on JourneyAnswers and wrote, “I am broken over past sin. Please pray for me. I am in so much pain.” This is an open door into his heart to share the love of Christ. We join him in his life journey with the Truth and encouragement of God’s Word and we connect him with a church that will walk with him through his trial.
- A woman in Ecuador viewed, “Conditional Love” from our Spanish site, clicked the “salvation” response button, and wrote, “What do I do to be able to love?” We share God’s love with her and help her to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
As we partner to present the ministry of Network211 online in its fullness, this empowers us to partner with individuals worldwide, one by one, at their point of need and bring them to Jesus. The Holy Spirit speaks to their hearts and they find new life, hope, and purpose. I am so very grateful to you for taking this journey with us. I am so grateful to the Lord for allowing us to share His love, the greatest message in the history of the world, with “everyone, everywhere.”
As we gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving Day, let us give thanks to the Lord for our so very many blessings!
Dr. Mark Flattery