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Is your heart broken for the world?

When you think of poverty, sickness, and spiritual lostness around the world, do you cry? Is your heart broken?

If you just say, “Aw, that’s so sad” and go back to living for your new car, house, and material possessions, then you do not have the heart of Christ. His heart was broken for this lost world. He shed tears (Luke 19:41). Do you cry?

If you don’t cry, then pray that God would break your heart for the world. Pray, give, support, and go on missions trips to spread the Gospel to the world.

Hopefully, Truth in Love will be doing just that in Kenya and Japan for starters. We want to reach the world for Christ and spread the transforming message of the Gospel.

-Mark (sobbing for the world and lost people everywhere – in Birmingham, too!)

  1. Blake
    November 15, 2009 at 6:29 am

    praying for Kenya and Japan – my heart is still in Nepal from earlier this month…I was able to go to the grocery store today and buy enough for several weeks. The Nepalese wake up each day going out to gather what they will eat. We are Blessed!!! but I believe the bondage of idolatry is more prevelant in the US, even though the Buddhist Nepalese are worshipping statutes of many Gods. We are deceived by love of money, lust, and consumption of…whatever – plenty of work to do at home -thankful for TIL and praying for continued favor!! love you guys! Blake

  2. Curt Granger
    November 16, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I agree. In my own struggles to expose to God my selfish heart and ask him to forgive and guide me to become a better Christian, I also have my eyes open to just how terribly afflicted this country is with idolatry and never being content with what we already have. Although we as humans do have a selfish nature in the flesh, it isn’t easy to overcome when the media is constantly blasting “YOU CAN HAVE MORE/BUY MORE/CHARGE MORE/LIVE MORE” type messages in our faces. (A great reason to turn off the TV and radio!) We in turn echo what we hear and see to our friends and family (whether verbally or by example), and it’s a hard cycle to break. When I pray I sometimes cry, and I’m finally beginning to understand why.

  3. November 16, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Great insight Curt! So glad that the LORD is revealing Himself in such a powerful way in your life! Have a Christ centered week.

    In Him,


  4. November 16, 2009 at 9:47 pm


    Wow what a different perspective you have on things since returning from your mission trip! Thank you for sharing & bless you for remembering TIL in your prayers.

    We love you too


  5. January 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I agree, Blake, but God is on the move. This economy should HELP us to reach more people who see their REAL need for Christ.

    Enjoyed bowling with you, Bro, though I hate bowling – you made it fun!


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