Our Savior commanded the disciples, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.” (Luke 2:10)
Before He ascended to heaven after His resurrection, He again commanded, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)
Someone has said, “Christ’s last command is our greatest concern.” There is no greater task on earth than proclaiming the Gospel of God’s saving grace to a world without hope because it is without Christ.
William Carey, who is called the “Father of Modern Missions,” served the Lord in India for many years. He gradually became very concerned about the attitude of his son, Felix. The young man had promised to become a missionary, but he reneged on his vows when he was appointed ambassador to Burma by the Queen of England. Carey wrote to his friend, asking prayer for his son with these words: "Pray for Felix. He has degenerated into an ambassador of the British government when he should be serving the King of Kings."
In obedience to the Lord’s command to “preach the Gospel to every creature,” Faith Missionary Baptist Church supports 22 missionary works, both locally and internationally.