Kyle Caperton

Board Member

Kyle and his family are members of FBC Wylie. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have been married for 13 years and are blessed with 3 beautiful children. Kyle and Elizabeth both grew up in the Dallas area but didn't meet until their college days at Texas A&M. Kyle is a CPA while Elizabeth teaches at a local private school.

Have you ever honestly thought to yourself, "Why did God allow me to grow up in a Christian home, in a 'Christian' nation, and give me so many opportunities to hear about His Love and Grace through His Son Jesus…when it seems to be so difficult for millions around the world?"

Not knowing the answer to that question led me to a simple prayer for the Lord of the harvest, to send out laborers into His harvest field. He began answering this prayer by opening my eyes to the call and the need. Various scriptures started to stand out with a key phrase 'all nations'. Digging a little deeper I found that this phrase actually means 'all ethne' or 'ethnic groups'. More research revealed it is estimated that there are currently 11,000 distinct ethnic groups in the world today. And here is where it got serious….of those 11,000….6,500 are considered to be 'unreached' and roughly 3,000 are 'unengaged'. I had actually not heard of those terms so I was pretty shocked to find out the meaning. A people group is 'unreached' when the number of evangelical Christians is less than 2% of its population. It is further called 'unengaged' when there is no church planting strategy consistent with Evangelical faith and practice under way.

At this point my prayers started sounding like, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Lord, please send workers into your harvest fields." And "God please give me a heart to care about those who don't know you and may never get the chance if someone doesn't go to them."

This is about the time that our church was introduced to "M" and God put a face with these 'unreached people'. "M" is from a minority group in China called the Yi (about 7 million people) that are considered 'unreached'. As a Church we began to pray specifically for her people, and how God would use us to spread His fame by making disciples of all peoples.

What God has done since then is nothing short of miraculous. Or I should probably say, he opened our eyes to see what He was already doing…and now was opening doors for us to be involved. As Matt Christner's story shares in detail, God connected us with brother Paul and seemingly united our hearts with vision and excitement for His call. Through that relationship, He has introduced us to a growing church that is passionately seeking to make disciples among the 'unreached' people of China. We were praying for one (the Yi) and He took us to this city that has over 20! He humbled us as we actually met several in the church and heard their testimonies of how God brought the Gospel to them for the first time. And He united our hearts with believers like "M", "W", "C", "E" and many more who are desperate for His glory to reach the millions who have never heard the name "JESUS" within miles of where they live.

All of this has left me in awe of our Father and broken for how much I need Him. My prayers now ask God to give me the strength and wisdom to run today the race with this glorious picture of the finish line that we are all running towards:

"After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" - Revelation 7:8-10


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