Did you know that the majority of chocolate is still hand-harvested? That means for every pound of chocolate we consume, someone had to use a machete to free approximately 500 cocoa beans from huge pod, all before these beans are ground and processed into the chocolate that we know and love. It’s hard to imagine that cacao farmers around the world hand-harvest the most popular sweet treat with relatively small crews to help with the work.
In Matthew 9:38, Jesus says "So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”
Can you imagine if our small group of Gatherers was responsible for sharing the Gospel around the globe? We’d need a larger crew for such an important task. Well maybe we’re not responsible for the whole world, but we are responsible for sharing the Gospel with those in our community. And to expand our reach, we’ll need a larger crew!
Today, ask God to give you the faith to share the gospel with others. Because every person who comes to know Christ is a partner in the “harvest of souls.” Ask God to reveal these partners to you and give you opportunities to grow the crew!
Jacob Brown is a founding plant team member at The Table. For the past 5 years he has also used his gifts serving on the Leadership Team. Currently, Jacob oversees the management of our facility here at The table.