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A word from Kilby — Reaching the Unreached right next door

Hi to everyone reading! It has been a while since I blogged, but here is a new blog to read, FINALLY!

I hope everybody had a GREAT Christmas and an AMAZING New Year. Happy 2013!!!

So I know my last blog was about global missions, but now I wanna talk about local missions — ministry and discipleship at your school, in your neighborhood, with your sports team, or even your in church and house.

Most of the time, in an average Christian life, we think of “ministry” for global missions — ministering to the unreached. But while that is so important, so is local missions. We need to reach the ones who aren’t reached — to challenge ourselves to reach who we never thought we would get to know, who might not be anything like us, who might hate our guts, or even people who are so similar to us. 

We need to make this happen, under any circumstance!

We need to not only reach the ones on the other side of the world, but also those who need the Gospel who live beside us, go to school with us and live in our town. That is the power of the Gospel of Christ. We can’t reach the world if we aren’t willing to reach our friends and family who don’t know Christ.

This is one of my favorite verses:

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth." (Acts 1:8)

Whether we are comfortable with this or not, this is our task. Live your life for Christ. It is his life anyway. As we live for Christ to reach people in our daily lives, that will move us to reach the rest of the world. Share your faith with your friends and family. That is one of God’s calls for you. Let me just finish with this quote from a movie I recently saw:

"Everything has a purpose, clocks tell you the time, trains takes you to places. I'd imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured if the entire world was one big machine... I couldn't be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. .." – Hugo Cabret (Hugo)

What is the reason you are here?  To share the Gospel…with EVERYONE.

— Kilby

'Get up and Teach' — A Word from Kilby
Hi everyone! Sooo it has been really long since I blogged, but I am blogging now so here it goes!
When I was 6 years old, God called me to India, South Asia. Now this was a place I didn't even really know about until He called me there. At first I just thought: "Oh, right! He wants a 6-year-old to go all the way to the other side of the world and do missions... Sure." But of course that is what we all would have probably thought!
So the next couple of months God really laid this place called "India" on my heart. So, I stopped fighting! I stopped fighting and listened for the will of the Father! I realized that if God is really controlling my life, I should not be in the drivers seat. I should be along for the ride! And that is what happened.
I started praying for the people of India and actually learning about it! I told my dad that God had called me there, and I wanted to go  "scouting it out for the future." At first he didn't think much about it, but when I wouldn't stop bugging him and bugging him about going, he finally gave in! He told me that (this was the summer after I had turned 9) if I raised enough money for him, me and my mom to go, we would.
Finally, after three years,  I got enough for three two-way tickets to Mumbai, India! We were going! it was finally happening. We went in January of 2012, and I had such an amazing time the week I was in India!!!!
When I got back, I could NOT stop thinking about India and when I could go again and when I could move there. I didn't want to wait for forever to go back — I wanted to go back then and minister to the people of Mumbai! But then, one morning during my Bible study, I realized something amazing! Christ didn't go far from his home town to minister, to preach the Gospel! America is just as blinded, filthy and lost as any third-world country. We are just affected differently by sin! We don't have to go to India, or Korea, or China to tell the Gospel. We have the perfect opportunity to everyday at school, on the street or in your neighborhood! And usually we blow that amazing opportunity because of our lazy nature.
Get up and teach, preach and disciple: "Go and Make disciples of all..."
      -Kilby Holloway