At one church soon after the ONE Focus initiative was first underway, a man who had committed to take part was killed in a car accident. On the front seat of his truck was found a list of the unsaved people he wanted to reach with God’s love. The man’s friends took the list and began praying for the names on it. One of the names was the man’s father . . . who has since fulfilled his son’s wish by giving his heart and life to Jesus Christ. Another accepted Christ the day of the man’s death when he heard of the accident and an explanation of the list his friend carried.
God can bring triumph out of tragedy, and God can use anyone—even you, even me—to fulfill the calling he has placed on all of our lives. It is my hope that this book will encourage and equip you as you reach the world by reaching one.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. (1 John 4:9-12)