When the Lord rescued me from drug addiction back in 1989, I went from being a dope dealer to a HOPE dealer. And ever since then, I’ve had one mission; the Great Commission – to see as many people as possible rescued by Christ. As the lyrics in our new album attest… There’s just something about reggae music that brings people joy - I can’t explain it. I love to see the audience dancing to the rhythms. It’s an incredible vehicle to share the Good News of Christ. Ever since I took my first mission trip to Jamaica back in 1990, missions has been infused in Christafari’s DNA. A lot has changed in the band over the years. From being a garage band to being signed to Sony Music.. and now being independent. But we never stopped preaching the Gospel at every single concert. And then the Lord called us deeper and we switched from being musical ministers to becoming musicianaries - full-time musical missionaries with an emphasis on ministering for free in poor countries and developing nations. Now being a missionary isn’t easy; it takes a specific calling and lots of obedience. To me, the darker that the times get, the brighter that our lights need to be shining for Him. And there have been no darker times in this generation than what we’re seeing right now - from political correctness, to people trying to ban the Bible, or legalize marijuana, the prominence of sexual promiscuity in the media, and even the LGBT agenda – it’s not an easy time to raise a child for Christ. In so many ways it seems like everything that the world promotes, what they say is “Okay,” the Scriptures say the opposite. Is it just me, or is the whole world upside down? And once we’ve come to that realization, we’ve got to do something about it. And we can’t make a positive change by hiding our lights. I believe the solution is in following Christ’s example. And one of my favorite passages in the Gospels is when Jesus stands up in the synagogue and reads from the scroll of Isaiah. We take this passage literally so whenever we see a need we try and make a difference by feeding, or clothing, or ministering in prisons, and ghettos. We preach the Good News to the poor. That’s how we shine our lights - not by attacking wrongdoers, but by doing the right. Not by criticizing or judging, but by reaching out and rescuing. For the Son of Man didn’t come into the world to judge it, but to save it… He was on a one-man rescue mission. And we see that no more plainly than in the parable of the lost sheep - Where the Good Shepherd leaves the ninety-nine just to find the one. I love how He risks it all – life and limb, showing us that every single soul counts. And he ultimately gave His life so that we could have eternal life. If that’s not a daring love, an audacious love, a reckless love, then I don’t know what is. We’ve been called to share this love with others. To tell people that God’s not mad at them – He’s madly in love with them! We’ve been called to preach the Word until all have heard. And to be honest, it’s not easy going to 20 countries a year, it sounds glamorous, but traversing the globe each month with a dozen missionaries… it’s hard – and it’s a serious challenge to raise the funds for these missions. We have no label, no publisher, or ministry that’s funding all of this. But we’re not alone. We have Christ who is fighting for us - Who’s called us to go, and we have friends like you who believe in what we’re doing - and people that partner with us on a monthly basis to help make this mission a year-round reality as we set out to fulfill the Greatest Commission – and take the Gospel to every nation. In a time when the world says that the Good News is bad news and fake news is true news, it’s more important than ever that we proclaim the best news of all everywhere we go. But how can we go unless we’re sent? Will you help us as we continue on in this mission? Will you join our monthly support team today? And help us reach the lost at any cost and make disciples of all nations?
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