We often get asked the question, "how do you know God wants you to go to Tanzania, or to nations or even to be a Missionary?"(which is really Apostle) :)
Our answer would be, because His sheep hear His voice and a stranger they will not follow(John 10:27) We have all been given "The Great Commission" go into all the world and preach the gospel to all men.( Mark 16:15) We believe this is our assignment in life, we believe it is our reasonable service.(Romans 12:1), We believe because, God so loved the world that He sent his Son(John 3:16) and now he is sending us. It's because of love. God is shaping our heart, and giving us a love for people we have not known because, He loves them. He has a plan and purpose for the people in Tanzania, and we are honored to be chosen to go.
While we wait, we serve...we occupy...America is our home and nation. Everyday we come in contact with people who need Jesus in "our Jerusalem." The love of God must constrain us, we must be about our Father's business, whether it be far or near. The harvest is truly plentiful, pray the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers. He said, "go" we simply said, "Here are we Lord, send us!"
So yes to Tanzania, yes to China, yes to the nations! For nations are people and people are the reason Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood. We all have a mandate today....What will we do with it.
In His service and love,