Thursday, May 10, 2012

70 by 21: Seventy New Laborers by the Year 2021

The following article written by Eileen Lass in the newsletter, FYI4, Feb 2012, vol 1.  To read the entire newsletter, click here.  You can reach Eileen at

 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two [some manuscripts say seventy] others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. And he said to them, “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.”  (Luke 10:1-2)

Jesus sent out seventy (or seventy-two) to go ahead of him, and told them to pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. In 1881, Hudson Taylor, founder of China Inland missionaries for China by the close of 1884; he got 76. 

It seemed good to us, and we trust to the Holy Spirit, to pray together for 70 new laborers (35 missionaries and 35 Japanese) to serve in the harvest field of Japan by the year 2021. We want to keep before you, our supporters, this 70 by 21 Vision. Each issue of this newsletter (beginning with the next one) will give a visual of how many new workers are identified, approved, trained, fully supported and on the field so we can see the progress as God answers our prayers. Will you join us in praying for the seventy?

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