Jeremiah 1:10 says, “See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” The purpose of missions is to not only evangelize the lost and the poor, but also to improve the economic development, healthcare and education of third-world countries. While conversion to Christianity is strongly encouraged, it is not a requirement for residents to receive assistance from missionaries.
As a chaplain and missionary, Portia Lockett has traveled abroad to Japan, Jamaica, Mexico, Canada and Barbados. In addition, she participated in the National Geographic’s World Apart Program, where 13 American families were afforded the opportunity to live in 13 various third-world countries, experiencing everyday life firsthand. Locket and her family spent their time in Peru where they resided with a Native Inca family in the Indies. Through her mission trips and extensive experience, she created and implemented her diversity training model.
For Lockett, this is not a job—it’s a calling, a mandate. She delights in simply spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ, transforming lives through His love and fulfilling the command of Matthew 28:19, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
God had an only Son, and He made Him a missionary.
– David Livingstone
Love God. Love People.