“But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion
So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal,
brought him to an inn, and took care of him.” — Luke 10
When a lawyer asked Jesus how one obtains eternal life, Jesus first asked him for his opinion. The lawyer stated, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and ‘your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus said you answered correctly, but then He gave the practical application to the lawyer’s question.
Jesus told the famous story of a man beaten by thieves and left for dead in the streets. Later that day, a priest and a Levite walked past and left him for dead. However, a Samaritan’s compassion stopped and cared for the emergency needs of the man. Jesus then asked the lawyer, “which of these three do you think was neighbor to him?” Many are in need, and many others have the answer, but few are those that go forth to answer the call to provide humanitarian relief for those experiencing an emergency.
The closer we move towards the return of Christ, the greater the need for those called to provide humanitarian relief to gear up. The scriptures declare that before His return, the earth will shake, and the lives of many will be in turmoil. Providing real-time relief opens the doors to personal and community evangelism. Pestilence, famines, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, floods, and war-torn nations are at historic levels. As a result, the need for missionaries to engage in humanitarian relief is an emergency. The world needs those who can care for the wounded while preaching to those who need a savior. A Luke 10 missionary is caring for those left on the street and then loving them with the Good News of Jesus.
Most human disasters are related to wars, poor resource management, and wicked governments.
A missionary whose focus is humanitarian aid could deliver a truckload of bleach to a flooded city or it could include organizing a medical relief team in Ukraine.
If God has put it in your heart to bring help to those experiencing a catastrophic family emergency, then Globe is here to help you to begin your journey.