Church of God World Missions has chosen the city of Amsterdam as one of the Send the Light to the Cities effort.
Send the Light to the Cities is a belief and strategy focusing on major cities around the world with the people and resources God gives so they serve as lighthouse cities. WM director Dr. David M. Griffis says, “We will evangelize, plant birthing churches, and provide an evangelism and training center in each one of them.”
The capital and most populous municipality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Amsterdam’s population in the metropolitan area is over 2.4 million.
As the commercial capital and one of the top financial centers in Europe, Amsterdam is considered an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC).
Religious demographics in Amsterdam have been changed by large-scale immigration. Islam is now the largest non-Christian religion. In earlier times, the Jews came to call the town Jerusalem of the West, a reference to their sense of belonging there.
The occult and new age leadership have created a darkness. It is a city known for its prostitutes and sexual playgrounds. Its moral fiber allows recreational drugs to be available with little restraint. Amsterdam seems open, but Christian influence and evangelism are being forced from the city center.
What You Can Do
Pray. There is no substitute for fervent prayer about the millions of people who do not have the light of Christ shining in their lives.
Give. Your donations will meet specific needs for Amsterdam to be a lighthouse city. There are people ready to give themselves to this mission. We can send and support, they will go and give. Land and buildings will be purchased or built. Ministers, workers, and ministries will be trained and supported.