Our cities and communities are full of people who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Many of them come from a different ethnic or cultural background. Some may be isolated from the community due to their circumstances, like a disability or poverty.
Our missionaries at work.
Intercultural missionaries take time to learn about what makes each person or group unique, so they can help them discover their value as members of the body of Christ, created in God’s image.
The world is coming to the United States through refugee resettlement and immigration. Intercultural missionaries reach out through language classes, cultural adaptation, training local churches, and assisting ethnic pastors to reach their community.
Over twenty-three million Americans have trouble seeing. even with corrective lenses, or are unable to see at all. The Assemblies of God is one of the few evangelical organizations to provide Bible-based Braille and audio literature for the blind through Center for the Blind.
Up to 300,000 American minors are lured into the commercial sex trade annually, and thousands more victims are brought into the country with the promise of jobs. U.S. missionaries raise awareness, are actively involved in rescue efforts, and serve in recovery homes.
About sixty million Americans live with some sort of disability, and 80 percent of those do not regularly attend church. Intercultural missionaries help churches become more disability friendly and provide support services and summer camps for people with disabilities and their families.