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The McMaster Family

In Genesis Chapter 12, God tells Abram, “In you, all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”  From that chapter on, the Bible is the story of that promise through the life and death of Christ and the commission given to the disciples.  As members of God's family, grafted into the family tree of Abraham, we consider it a privilege to be a part of His blessing by continuing to reach out to the world and make disciples of all nations.  
 
We believe that the Great Commission is a task that remains an unfinished duty for the church today.  While the gospel has gone to Jerusalem, Judea, and to Samaria, it has not yet made it to the ends of the earth.  In fact, there are roughly 2 billion people in the world today who have no current hope of hearing of the gospel of Christ, because they don’t have access to a bible in their language.  Crazy, right?
 
What is exciting to us is that this generation, in our lifetime, has the ability to bring that "Group A" number to zero.  The mission was given 2000 years ago, and it is likely that within our time, the bible will reach every language on earth.  It is an exciting time, but this can only be accomplished if the body of Christ works together in this mission.  We believe that God has asked us to be a family that will go.  And for each one that goes, the support of many is needed.
 
We are preparing to participate in a bible translation project, which will give a new people group the opportunity to hear the story of creation, and about God’s love and His plan for the redemption of humanity.  In Matthew 24:14, Christ said, 
 
       “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
 
And in Revelation 7:9, John said,
 
      “After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.”
 
It is clear that God has called us to reach out to all families, from every tribe, nation, and tongue, and provide them with the saving grace of the Gospel so that the heavens will be filled with those who love God.  We long for this day, and will work tirelessly to accomplish the task until that day comes, or until God calls us home.  The most common question we get is, "Where are you going?"  And while God has shown us our next step, we don't yet know the people-group that we will translate with.  Our first step is attending the Canadian Institute of Linguistics for a couple semesters in order to receive the needed training to accomplish such a challenging and complex task.  From there, we will go wherever the Lord directs us.  We are excited to know where we will go, but until that is revealed, we are choosing to walk in faith and obedience.  
 
Now, we are asking that you would join with us.  We need both those who can pray for our family, and those who feel called to be financial supporters of the Great Commission.  We are excited that we will be sharing in this mission with you, so that we might be mutually encouraged in the faith, and that we can ultimately work together in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to make disciples of all nations.  If, after praying, you feel that God is calling you to sponsor this work, please let us know.  We believe with our whole heart, that the role of supporters is just as vital as the role of those who go, for one could simply not exist without the other.  
 
Only by His Grace,
 
The McMaster Family