It was an unfamiliar idea in 1986: national missions, supporting men and women in foreign lands to be the missionaries, to be the ones to lead their countrymen to the Lord. It was a time when church missions boards led the way in missions, maintaining what had been done for centuries by sending foreigners to countries that had not yet been touched with the Good News or that needed to be revived in the faith. And here was a young 20-something-year-old Indian man named K.P. Yohannan with a newly published book called The Coming Revolution in World Missions that proposed there was another way to do missions. It was a book about his journey of understanding how missions works, about what he encountered as a young boy traveling throughout his country sharing Christ’s love, about how to produce lasting fruit in doing the Lord’s work.
It was a book that introduced the idea of national missionaries and showed how they were the next wave in the missions world.
Foreign missionaries of ages long past had laid a solid foundation for Christianity in many countries, but after World War II, those countries suddenly became restricted. Without warning, foreign missionaries were forced to stop their work or be sent back to their homelands.
Years later, “How will they hear?” was the question that burned in the minds of Yohannan and his wife, Gisela…
Learn more about the Revolution in World Missions, Dr. KP Yohannan’s journey to give you a glimpse into how God is working in Asia today.
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