This also helps us understand the key principles we have mentioned the last two days. Believers must be strengthened and established so they are strong in the faith, and then we can move on to the next portion of our Father’s field. Often missionaries settle down in a place, learn the language, preach the gospel, make disciples and build buildings. It is no wonder there are 800 churches for every unreached people group in the world (Joshua Project). It is time to follow Jesus’ and Paul’s method and be on the move in reaching the unreached.
I would rather leave behind a trail of reproducing churches that multiply the message of the gospel than a monument to my name. God is most glorified when our work leads others to exalt Him, not us!