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From the Editor

Written by George Bok
Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest (Luke 10:2).

We are all quite familiar with these verses. We read that Jesus, seeing the multitude, was moved with compassion because they fainted, and were scattered abroad as sheep having no shepherd. Then He appointed the seventy and sent them out to preach the gospel. ÒFor truly the harvest is great.Ó

No creature is more apt to go astray than a sheep, and when gone astray, more helpless to find his way home. Sinful souls are like lost sheep. There is no way back unless the Shepherd looks for them and finds them. He does this through His Word and Spirit. He calls men and makes them preachers of the gospel.

Missionaries are needed to bring the good news to a sinful world, and where there is an openness for the gospel, there is work to be done. We witness this in Cubulco, where the Lord has blessed His Word and many have responded in faith to the gospel these past years. With the prospect of Pastor Herfst leaving the field, the need for another missionary becomes pressing. "The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few".

God is the Lord of the harvest, it is for Him and to His service and honour that the harvest is gathered in. Therefore ministers and missionaries may sow the seed of the word and "reap with joy." It is God's work to send forth labourers. Therefore we may and must pray to the Lord of the harvest. We do want to press this truth home to you. The harvest is great, the need is great and the labourers few. Let us pray the Lord to send forth labourers into the Cubulco vineyard.

O God, to this work show mercy, and bless it in Thy grace
That so Thy ways most holy on earth may soon be known,
And unto every people Thy saving grace be shown.

In this issue Pastor Herfst gives an exciting report about the Cubulco Bible Institute and John and Connie Otten give an overview of the past year. Nico and Lia Kattenburg arrived safely in Guatemala to begin their work.

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