The purpose of this site is to inform the minds, incite the passions, and initiate the hands of God’s people to labor for the joy of the Shan. We derive this threefold purpose from the Jewish Shema as interpreted by Jesus, “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength thou shall love your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:30-1).”
Inform the mind – The life of the mind is essential to the advancement of mission (1 Peter 1:12). Therefore, it is our desire that this website be used to educate the Church.
Incite the passions – Affections cannot be divorced from missions (Mark 12:31, John 10:16). As a result, we hope you are gladly motivated to join us in reaching the Shan for Christ.
Initiate the hands – God is not pleased with knowledge and passion alone, these must be united with works of love. You can join us in this work by Going, Sending or Praying.
GO – Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation (Mark 16:15).
SEND – Send in a manner worthy of God (3 John 6).
PRAY – Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest (Matthew 9:38).
The Shan are a people that need hope. As aptly described by the Apostle Paul, they are a people “without hope and without God in this world (Eph 2:12). ” It is our desire the Shan would be anchored with Jesus Christ, the hope of glory (Heb 6:19; 2 Col 1:27). We have launched this site with the expectation that many will join us in bringing the sure and steadfast hope of Christ to the Shan.