A Heart for the Nations

“One thing that’s big on my heart is seeing the international opportunities that are here in South Carolina and then in the Upstate in particular. In the last year and a half we began conversations with one of our churches in Spartanburg, along with Tim and Ken, and working in partnership we ended up bringing a Chinese pastor with NAMB into the Upstate who is now targeting Chinese and East Asians in North Spartanburg and Spartanburg County as a whole. It’s a great partnership because he’s on staff with this local church and is starting his church out of that church. It’s in conjunction with NAMB, the State Convention, and their association. It’s a really great example of partnership with the Convention and the Cooperative Program. If our heart is going to be broken for people in a country across the ocean, it should be broken for those same people from that country that are right here with us. It’s a strategic heart because many of the ones who will be returning one day will be the ones God uses to reach the people in their country. It’s not going to be us going there, it’s going to be the locals who find Jesus here whose spirit begins to burn in them and go back to their country.” – Cameron