What are you investing in?

March 07, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Dr. Bourama Sidibe (left) of the Luke Society ministry in Segou, Mali, baptizes a brother into Christ's Kingdom.  (Photo submitted). 

What are you investing in?

By Nathan Stob

If you had invested $1,000 in Netflix stock 5 years ago, then you would currently have $11,780. That is quite a return on investment.

However, if you had invested $1,000 in the Eastman Kodak Company over the past 5 years, you would be down to just $205.

Wouldn’t it be nice to know which investment was going to offer the best rate of return?

I wonder if the best rate of return is not investing in any stock, but rather investing in missions.

I think of the many faithful Luke Society donors who didn’t take a chance on Netflix or the Eastman Kodak Company, but rather competed for a different prize by investing in global missions.

There has been tremendous spiritual growth over the past five years within Luke Society ministries. If you look at the spiritual conversions – which we have record of – during the past five years in China there have been 174 conversions; in Cameroon there have been 352; and in Liberia 449 conversions.

I don’t think donations directly correlate to conversions, but I do know this work would be hindered without the faithful donors who passed up on purchasing stock in order to give to these ministries.

I am thankful for the donors who chose to give instead of upgrading their lifestyle, vacationing or increasing their retirement. I am thankful for the unknown sacrifices donors have made in order to exalt Jesus’ name around the globe. I hope their joy is profound as they have used earthly riches to make others eternally rich.

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