Ripe For Harvest

Global Gates. Reaching the Ends of the Earth through Global Gateway Cities. Ripe for Harvest.

Boto Joseph: “When you look at this neighborhood it’s made up of people from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, and sometimes you can quickly forget that you know we’re still in a free country.” “I think there is this freedom of being able to be open about your faith, and honestly I’m always challenged by my Muslim friends because they never hide about their faith. They never hesitate to say who they are and who they follow. In fact, they’re very proud about that.”

Boto and his wife Lisha live and work in Queens, New York.

Boto Joseph: “One of my favorite Scripture verses says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of love, power, and a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7.” “And I think what stops us from living out that spirit-filled life is ignorance of who our neighbors are, of really not knowing what they really believe, and ignorance largely because we don’t engage with them.” “But secondly, I think is also we stereotype. We immediately have all these things where most of it doesn’t come from Scripture, but from CNN and Fox News.” “… and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him…” – Acts 17:26-27 NIV

Boto Joseph: “I always quote David Garrison, our Executive Director. He said, “There was a time we sent our best to the ends of the earth, but now, the ends of the earth are sending their best to us.” “So, now as we live in this very important time where the nations have come to us and America being the country that has the most immigrants and so even as the nations have come to us I think as a church we ought to respond with love.” “You know Jesus always looked at a crowd and there’s a whole crowd over here, but when he looked at crowds, he always saw them as a harvest, ripe for us to reap.” For more information about Global Gates, visit globalgates.info.