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  • Writer's pictureRyota Yogo

Every Student Goes, Gives, Prays, and Welcomes

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." (Ephesians 2:10)

Once I heard someone say, "There are two greatest days in our lives: One is when we were born, and the other is when we discover why." We as God's people need to ask ourselves and discover the purpose of our lives in Jesus. I have now received the Lordship of Jesus in my life, but what purpose am I here for? Salvation is not the end goal in itself: It offers and leads to the life in God's purpose prepared beforehand for you and me in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:8-10).

The mission of God's people must be sought after in God's mission. Throughout the Bible, God revealed Himself as the God of all nations. The God of the Bible is the only God who seeks and desires worship from every nation, tribe, people, and language. One True God reigns in and for all nations. Yet, many in this world do not know Him. Some have never heard of Him. My wife and I grew up in Japan where the gospel of God has remained unreached (0.5% of the population in Japan is considered evangelical Christians according to Operation World). One statics says that 40% of the people today have little or no chance to hear nor experience the gospel like you and I had (according to Joshua Project).

If this is the God whom you and I believe, who saved us out of darkness into marvelous, we must examine how we are living our lives: Are we living our lives for God's mission, or still pursuing our dreams and ambitions and living for ourselves?

We are Chi Alpha - Christ's ambassador - representing this God of all nations in Lord Jesus Christ from where we are. In this identity, we march together under this Chi Alpha's mission motto: Every student goes, every student prays, every student gives, and every student welcomes. For the next few weeks, we will unpack what each means.

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