It is impossible for America or any other country to send out enough missionaries to take the gospel to every people group around the world. That is why we promote Paul’s method as a biblical method, and that is why Oswald Smith said, “we can, with a few missionaries, train enough native workers to evangelize every nation (people group). That was the policy of Jesus. He trained the twelve, then the seventy-two, and sent them forth (Matthew 10:5-15; Luke 10:1-12). Let us follow His example. Let every one of our missionaries choose and train his twelve and his seventy-two.” (1)
The nay-sayers who have never tried this will insist that it will not work. It will not work for them because they have never tried it and relied on the power of Scripture and the Holy Spirit. We have current proof that it works. God is moving in certain parts of the world through this principle. What we have seen has totally convinced us of the truth of God’s Word and we will follow this principle as long as God gives us breath.
(1) Oswald J. Smith, The Challenge of Missions, page 132.
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