“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NLT)
Throughout the year we have various outreach opportunities including evangelism training and other gospel sharing outreaches. One missions outreach we’re excited about for this summer is a group going to the Czech Republic. The missions team going will lead a week long camp for students there locally. Our team will be doing their best to post updated info so you can follow along with this adventure.
“Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people” Ephesians 6:7 (NIV)
I am so excited to be on this mission trip, and as we are preparing, God has been teaching and reminding me lately to remember who it’s all for. Why do I labor and strive? Why do I dare share the Gospel with a passion like nothing else I’ve seen in this life? Why did I choose to come on this trip? It’s all for Him!
“I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:12b-13 (NIV)
What is the hardest part about going on missions overseas? For some people, it’s finding the courage to speak about Christ, for others it’s the logistics of the trip, or maybe it’s overcoming language barriers. I’ve asked myself this question frequently as we are preparing as a team, and one challenge stands out above the rest…
“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)
Today beachballs, sporting equipment, postcards, string, candy, costumes, and a variety of seemingly unrelated other objects occupy a lot of my thoughts. How much space does a deflated football take? What is the weight of five reams of paper? Which candies have the highest melting points yet remain delicious? Far from theoretical, answers to these questions all are an important part to planning our mission to the Czech Republic.
“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matt 9:37b-38
This summer Family Bible Church will be partnering with Josiah Venture to help bring the Gospel to the eastern region of the Czech Republic. Josiah Venture’s vision is to build disciples among the youth in Central and Eastern Europe in such a way that whole societies are transformed. This might seem like a big task. But we serve a big God. Find out who’s going, when we’re going, what we’ll be doing, and how you can help.