Operation Nehemiah PDF Print E-mail

 You can start an action group. One person can make a difference. For over thirteen years Africa Christian Action has been equipping and mobilising Christians to be salt and light in their communities. Our training seminars, radio programmes, rallies and literature have helped many thousands of concerned Christians make a difference for Christ in their communities.

Since ACA launched Operation Clean Sweep in 1991 over 9000 stores have been persuaded to stop selling pornographic magazines. Several magazines we targeted, such as Scope, went bankrupt and closed down.

In the Bible, in the book of Nehemiah, we see principles for grass roots action.

INFORMATION.

“My people perish for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6. We must be informed. It is when people are informed that they can be inspired to prayer and action. Christian Action seeks to provide the spiritual ammunition that you need to be effective in the fight for the right to life of pre-born babies, the war against pornography, and the battle for the family.

Information is cheap. Raw information which makes up the bulk of newspapers today does not cost very much and in fact is used to start fires or to line cat litter boxes and is thrown out only a few days after it is published.

Understanding is valuable. Wisdom and discernment, which helps us to grasp the essence of an issue, is of great value. Penetrating articles and any insightful analysis or relevant newsletters should be cut out and filed for future reference or action.

Participation is precious. That which helps us get involved in making a difference to any important project is most precious. Whatever can help us be more effective in fulfilling the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ is of eternal importance. Christian Action not only provides valuable insights and Biblical perspectives on the tough issues of the day, but invites your active participation in applying the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life. The goal of ACA is not only to inform and to inspire, but to involve. You are encouraged to educate and enlist others in this Biblical movement: to motivate and mobilise the church to be salt and light in society.

INVOLVEMENT.

“Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and raise up the age old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets With Dwellings.” Isaiah 58:12. Nehemiah researched amongst the rubble and developed a plan to motivate and mobilise the community to rebuild their portion of the wall. Yet, while each group of families had their own part of the wall to work on, they were united in the common goal. They “worked with all their hearts” together to achieve the main goal to rebuild the wall. And when Nehemiah sounded the trumpet, all rallied to that part of the wall that was under attack for the common defence. “The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall. Whenever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!” Nehemiah 4:19

Our trumpets in this Operation Nehemiah include the Christian Action magazine, the www.christianaction.org.za website, and the e-groups. Do be sure that you are subscribed and on the mailing list for the Christian Action magazine, that ACA has your e-mail address so that you can be kept up to date with the e-updates. And do visit the Christian Action website regularly to stay in touch with upcoming events and projects. Also stay tuned to your local Christian community radio station for up-to-date report backs and information.

INTERCESSION.

“Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.” Luke 18:1

We are either praying or we have given up. If we have given up, it is probably because we neglected to pray. We need to be informed, we need to be involved, and we need to be interceding. Prayer is our foundation for action.

If you are interested in starting a Christian Action group, all you need to do is to find one or two others who will join you in meeting together regularly, to pray over and discuss projects and challenges. Write to Christian Action and request a Christian Action Starter Pack. You can also purchase Make A Difference A Christian Action Handbook for Southern Africa. Sign up, subscribe, tune in, get networked and stay in touch. Together we can transform our communities – by changing lives.

“Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud.” Proverbs 8:1-3

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