What Does It Mean to be Missionary Evangelists?

The following is a testimonial from International Missionary Evangelist, Glenn Anniskette as submitted to Church of God World Missions:

A missionary evangelist travels to many countries around the world and stays for a short length of time conducting city-wide crusades, along with pastors and leadership conferences. A traditional missionary normally goes into a country and stays for an extended length of time to understand the culture of the people so the gospel can be spread more effectively in that area.

God called me to be a missionary evangelist when I was 17 years old. He gave my mother a vision that my ministry would extend around the world. I had no idea how to go about doing what God called me to do, so I just began preaching whenever He opened a door for me.

At that time, $300 was our monthly budget. I was so afraid we would not be able to pay our personal bills that I couldn’t begin to understand how God would supply the finances to follow Him. I told the Lord I would get a job. He promptly stopped me in my tracks and told me to trust Him. Where God guides, He provides!

My first trip outside the United States was to Trinidad. My wife and I had $75 to our name. Today, you wouldn’t go to Walmart with only that much in your pocket. We arrived in Trinidad and began preaching in the church that had invited us. The Holy Spirit began to move and people were saved, healed, and delivered.

We had planned to stay in Trinidad for that one revival, but God allowed two months of ministry on that island. My eyes were opened to what God had called me to do for Him. We do not go in our own name; we go in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. He opens the doors and we simply obey and walk through those doors.
In the last 40 years, we have had the privilege to minister in 65 nations. Most of the places outside of the United States we have had to pay to preach. Some crusades have cost as much as $20,000, but God has never failed to meet the need.

It has been an honor to be an international missionary evangelist, and my prayer is that the Lord will continue to use us until He calls us home or He comes to take us home!

To support all missionaries, including Missionary Evangelists Glenn and Susie Anniskette, please visit www.cogwm.org.

(Source: Church of God World Missions)

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