Global Vision Passion Action Author:L.E. Maxwell Global vision was born in the heart of God. "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son" (John 3:16). Jesus as the Lamb of God, came to take away the sin of the world. As the risen Christ was about to leave His disciples His focus was the whole world, all nations and every creature. The vision and empowering of the Holy Spirit was... more » for witnesses from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth.
The apostle Paul had a vision for preaching the gospel in the "regions beyond" the church at Corinth. Others with the same global vision accompanied Paul on his missionary journey. They reached the then known world. At the end of his life, Paul was able to declare, "I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision" (Acts 26:19).
My father, L.E. Maxwell, primary author of this book, caught the vision of the Trinity and the apostle Paul. He passionately shared this vision with thousands of students at the Prairie Bible Institute. Hundreds caught the vision and their global action impacted dozens of nations around the world. Hundreds more became pastors and leaders in local churches, while further hundreds stood behind missionaries with prayer and financial support. To God be the glory!
As his children we also caught God's vision for a lost world. The vision came from the Word, from our father, and the many many missionaries who spoke in our chapels and annual missionary conferences. The vision of a world lost without Christ moved us to action. God led six of us to various countries: Japan, Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba, the Philippines, and as the sixth, I served in South America. The seventh marries a preacher and went to the United States. ........« less