.9 billion people around the world have never heard of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, according to statistics from the Global Frontier Missions website.
GFM, a non-profit striving to put the Gospel of Jesus Christ on every nation on earth, gave birth to GFM Atlanta in Clarkston, Ga. in 2010. People from different parts of the world have immigrated to Clarkston, such as from Colombia, Burma, Nepal, Iraq, Ethiopia and Sudan.
Executive director of GFM Atlanta, Grant Hayes, describes Clarkston as a very relational place because of the way that it prepares its missionaries for missions on the front lines.
“Our primary focus is to equip people to serve overseas,” Hayes told Atlanta Christian Voice. “It’s really highly relational. We’ve sent people to Morocco, Indonesia and Thailand and about 12-15 other countries.”
“Our primary focus is to equip people to serve overseas,” Hayes told Atlanta Christian Voice.
Northeast Atlanta is one of the most strategic places in the world to reach the nations and a great launching pad for fulfilling the Great Commission, according to more statistics from the GFM website. Over one million people over the past 10 years have immigrated to Atlanta from all over the world, per additional statistics from the GFM website.
GFM Atlanta has a missionary training school that points its students to Jesus in the training given to the students for global frontlines missions work. The goal of the GFM Atlanta missionary training is to challenge Christians to embrace God’s heart for the nations and to provide the best training possible so that its graduates can play their part in seeing God glorified among every tribe, tongue, people, and nation, according to the GFM website.
GFM Atlanta prepares its students to have intentional hearts and form relationships in the Clarkston community that they serve so that they are equipped to serve in the United States, abroad, or wherever God calls him or her to reside.
“We invite people to coffee, tea and chai,” Hayes told Atlanta Christian Voice. “We teach a lot of English in the community, do after school programs, and help refugees with job placement services.”
There have been many testimonies of people, who live in Clarkston, who have accepted Jesus Christ has their personal Lord and Savior.
“We just had an Ethiopian lady coming to the Lord,” Hayes said. “She had been praying to God for a message to come and help her. She decided to follow Jesus and is now sharing the Gospel with other Ethiopians and other ethnic groups.”
“We just had an Ethiopian lady coming to the Lord,” Hayes said. “She had been praying to God for a message to come and help her.”
Hayes enjoys serving with GFM Atlanta because of the intentionality and common goal that he and the missionaries that he trains share.
“I would probably say working in the center with kingdom-minded people is what excites me the most,” Hayes told Atlanta Christian Voice. “We get a lot of working with people on the church lines, the community and unreached people groups.”
For more information regarding GFM and GFM Atlanta, visit www.globalfrontiermissions.org.