Nations Within - Diverse Peoples in USA
“From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us” (Acts 17:26,27 NIV).
“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb . . .” (Revelation 7:9 NIV)
Nations Within staff members focus on peoples within the United States who have a primary cultural and national identity distinct from the majority culture. These distinctions can be in ethnicity, religion, or season of life (such as recent immigrants or refugees). Others simply retain their distinct identity by choice.
Our country’s intercultural composition isn’t a “problem” or a short-term situation. It’s a reality—our reality. Our nation is increasing in diversity and God calls all of us to reach all people. That’s exactly what Nations Within is doing by advancing The Navigators Calling into the varied population of our nation. The bouquet of nations within the United States is a Kingdom opportunity that will not be ignored, but rather sought out and served for the end game of Revelation 7:9.