Operation 10:14 is a project based off of Romans 10:14-15;
“How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!’”
It is very important to make the Gospel known among every people group and nation. The ultimate goal is to praise God and have God be worshipped!
This project raises awareness, promotes prayer for every nation and people group, and sends missionaries to unreached people groups to share the Gospel. Come along and support this project intentionally with prayer. There is power in prayer, and through prayer, God moves, works, and changes our hearts.
I encourage you to pick up a book called Operation World by Jason Mandryk or go to www.operationworld.org. This book is a definitive prayer guide for every nation. In this book, you can flip over to a country that has been on your heart. Each country has answers to prayer as well as prayer challenges. It is structured in a way that you can praise God for all He has done and also be praying for the things that are going on within the individual nation.
Another need is the sending of missionaries and faithful followers of Christ coming alongside organizations that help the Gospel be further known. This is usually accomplished through financial support. If no one is sending and praying, then no one is going. God may not be calling you to be on the mission field, but there is no excuse to not be praying and supporting those who receive the call to missions. God uses people who are praying and sending!
Before anything more is said, we must all approach The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) with a flexible and teachable mindset. As flawed human beings, we won’t ever have our lives perfectly in order, and we all make mistakes, but we trust in the Most High God. Don’t let the past prevent you from accomplishing this urgent commission! Rest in God’s forgiveness as you learn new things. Do this with a joyful and humble heart. Enjoy praying for the nations. Worship and praise God in all that He has done for you and is doing through you. God is moving, God is working; let’s trust Him and see what He does!
The next stage is going. Going to different countries and sharing the Gospel is so important. There needs to be financial and prayerful support. There’s a lot of time and effort put into this task, but it’s worth it! God does amazing things on mission trips. Missions is not always “fun”: it’s hard, it’s tough, it’s dangerous, but we serve the Most High God. If God wants us to be on the mission field, He will get us there. The God who protects you at home is the same God all over the world. He will hear our prayer. He will not leave us!
In conclusion, John Piper writes about the importance of missions from his book, Let the Nations Be Glad:
“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever.”