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God's Word teaches us that we should love our neighbor. But like the lawyer of Luke 10 we may ask, “Who is our neighbor?” Generally, we think of our neighbors as those who live in close proximity to us—on our street or in our community. When we think globally, we must think of our neighbors just south of us in Mexico and Central America. Here at BIMI, we see Central America as those countries from Mexico all the way down to Panama. There are almost 150 million souls in Central America, about half as many as the United States. God has raised up many great ministries throughout the region, but there is still much to be done. In the story of the “Good Samaritan” three men passed by on the Jericho Road. All saw the man in need but only one stopped, reached out and met the need. To meet this need the Samaritan had to sacrifice his time, his goods, his comfort and his personal safety. But he did, and by his sacrificial actions proved his love to one he had met for the first time. The vast majority of the population of Mexico and Central America are just like the man who fell among the thieves. They have a great need. We need to follow the example of the Good Samaritan and see the need, stop, reach out and meet their greatest need—to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jason Tate is one of many who decided to do something. He has been serving the people of Honduras as a missionary since 2000. He writes about the joy of ministering to his neighbors. “This past year, people from Light of the World Baptist Church knocked on 70% of the doors in the town of Ojojona. This was a great joy to see. Because of this, the church people saw 30 professions of faith apart from VBS and visit- ing groups. The average attendance jumped by 30 in this small-town church. Several of our men approached me with the idea of praying that we could reach all of urban Ojojona in the new year and that we could see more than 50 adults on average in the services. It is a great joy to see these men with a zeal to reach their community for Christ!” There are countless opportunities just like this for church planters and members of church planting teams all over Mexico and Central America. Will you pray that the Lord of the harvest will send more laborers to the fields of Central America? Will you reach out to our neighbors in Central America? n 16 BIMI WORLD