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60 Years and Counting
Counting on Christ
As we celebrate and consider 60 years
of ministry, we are thankful for all God
has accomplished. We have seen many
changes in our world during the past six
decades. Events like the Vietnam War,
Neil Armstrong’s moon landing, the fall
of the Berlin Wall, and the 9/11 terrorist
attacks serve as examples that affected the
entire world. This year, we are experiencing
the Coronavirus pandemic, which will
undoubtedly cause major global changes.

These unprecedented events have brought
about unprecedented opportunities and
have underscored the need to continue
Counting on Christ as
we carry out His Great
Commission. I would like to believe
that BIMI missionaries
and their supporting
churches have also
had a worldwide effect
during the past 60
years. Whatever good
has been accomplished
in God’s harvest field
David H. Snyder
through BIMI has been
President/General Director
because of Jesus Christ.

As we look to the future, it will only be
by Christ’s enablement that a worldwide
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impact can become a reality. Preaching
the Gospel to every creature is a job that
requires a complete and constant counting
on Christ. But how can we truly count on
Christ? To answer that question, I would
like to mention three critical components
of Counting on Christ.

First, we must be continually relinquish-
ing to Him everything we have. This is an
ongoing, a voluntary, and a complete sur-
rendering (Romans 12:1–2; Philippians
3:7–8). In order to do this, we must recog-
nize that we are only stewards and that we
are to be faithful stewards of all we possess
(1 Corinthians 4:2). It is also important to
realize that we, in our own strength, can do
nothing (John 15:4–6). Thus, we need to
allow God to do His work in us, through us,
and for us—recognizing our weakness to
experience His power.

Second, we must be constantly relying
on Him. It is essential that we rely on Him
in every way—relying on Him as a child
relies on his father (Matthew 7:7–11), as a
sheep relies on its shepherd (Psalm 23), as
a branch relies on the vine (John 15:4–5),
and as a friend relies on a friend (John
15:13–15). It is also imperative that we
rely on Him for every thing. We can totally