37Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the laborers are few. 38Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth laborers into his harvest.
10 And he called unto him his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of disease and all manner of sickness.
"Where is the missionary?" was the question that inspired an old man to pledge that he did not wish to die until his village had a church and school. His response inspired a missionary effort to that village.
After listening Dr. G. L. Mackay present the dire need for helpers in foreign missions, Jonathan Goforth responded with, “Here am I; send me,” to God’s “Who will go for us and whom shall we send?”
Overwhelmed by the number of inquirers seeking to know God at a little market town, Jonathan Goforth prayed intensely that Lord of the harvest will send more laborers to His field. And just as Jonathan had assured his wife, the Lord granted his request. Following the peace Jonathan received in prayer, God sent several people up to the task of preaching.