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Discussion in 'Missions / Witnessing / eVangelism' started by SaggyWoman, Apr 25, 2010.
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For at least the past 3 Januarys, our elders have taken mission trips to Russia to teach/preach in like-minded congregations. We also support missionaries in Europe and the Pacific rim.
At our church, we try to have direct contact with our missionaries and have home-raised numerous missionaries that we support. We have missionaries in:
Nicaragua (and we send a team there yearly to work with the teachers in a school teaching them further skills, teach the moms to sew and do sports camp with the kids while their moms and teachers are being trained)
Cuba - we are helping to build a Bible school there
We also have a few domestic missionaries too - two of whom are in our own church.
We support global missions, mostly through the Cooperative Program, but we have no international missions directly from our church. From what I've seen the past couple of years it would seem that we need to maybe increase our missions efforts here in the U.S. a little bit more.
We support 46 missionaries in 21 countries. We support several church plants in the USA and we plan to add 5-8 missionaries this year. Our missions committments increased 55% during this year missions conference. We are excited about what the Lord is doing at our church in the area of missions. We also support three families who are missionaries of our church. One of young people surrender to the mission field Sunday night....:godisgood:
Our church goal is to give 75% of all income to 3rd world missions (we do not count gifts to colleges or US missions in that figure). We work with the other two Reformed Baptist congregations in state for short-term (1 week to 1 year) missionary work by our members.
3 of our church leave in a couple weeks to work with two pastors in Mexico (we support a missionary there) in construction work. My son (pastor) and daughter-in-law (RN) go to Africa. My other son spent 16 months in Korea.
We live and breath missions and love it!!
Our church does work in 3 nations. I am hoping to add India to that list.
We support missionaries to The Philippines, Mexico, Israel, Togo Africa, Canada, and another in a Muslim country. We also have the ministry Bible Senders where we have been able to send scripture to many countries as well as After Death What a tract ministry where we have been able to have the tracts translated into Tagalog, and Burmese. Please pray for these ministries. God bless.
We sent and support missionaries in Italy and Sudan and we give to both the IMB and Acts 29 in international missions and church planting.
My congregation supports a missionary couple in Cambodia. We also support two local missionaries who minister to Latinos and Tamil-speaking people in Indianapolis.
Our church is very globally mission-minded.
Over the years we've sent out people from our congregation to places such as Thailand; to West Asia [For security reasons we simply refer to them as "The A Team"!]; and to Alberta, Canada.
The man who was our "founding pastor" now spends much of his time travelling to India, Thailand and the Philippines. Actually he has started a foundation to help minister to these nations: www.compassionatehope.org
We also support other missionaries in South America and Africa.
The area of Nashville in which our church properties are located seems to be a drawing place for many other foreign nationals. We support local congregations made of Laotians, Ethiopians, and Koreans; and we're looking to expand our outreach to the Hispanics as well as to the Kurdish peoples as well.
Every September we have a Missions Conference. This year it'll be Sept 17-19. Maybe it's just coincidental, but Yom Kippur ("The Day of Atonement") will fall right in the middle of it!
I could spend more time about our missions programs, but you can find out more about it at: www.lighthouseministries.org
I just wanted to add another mission that we're doing at our church.
This week is VBS and we have 450 kids there. We do a mission to Nicaragua in two particular locations and in being down there, we found out that the children have local schools to 6th grade and after that, they need to take a bus to school every day but it costs $400 a year! There is NO way children who live in a dump and count on the dump for their livelihood can afford $400 (that's about what their parents make in a year!). So our offerings from our children is going towards paying for as many students as we can to take a bus to middle and high school so they have a chance at something more. Our goal is to be able to pay for 20 students - $8,000 total. I'll find out this afternoon what our total is. Each year, the kids surprise us with even more than we had hoped for but this is a big undertaking. Pray that we can help even more than 20 students.
The church I am attending sponsors kids in secondary school in Malawi, works with homeless in a variety of ways. sponsors a pastor in India,.....
I never updated. We hit our goal and then some. So now 21 children will be able to go to middle/high school this year!