by Pastor Jim
Down through the years many people have described our involvement in worldwide missions in three simple words. Pray. Give. Go. There is something about this that rings true, simple as it is. As we read the Bible it is easy to discover that God has a desire to reach all people of the world with the message of the Gospel. From the Old Testament through the New Testament we read where God moves people to declare who He is. He told Jonah to proclaim Him to the Ninevites. Jeremiah’s instruction was to stand strong in declaring the majesty and truth of God to a people who only wanted things for themselves. And Daniel was pulled from his country as a youth and spent the rest of his life in a pagan nation strongly standing for and proclaiming the truth of a God greater than any king.
When Peter was told to go visit the Roman Cornelius he was fulfilling the commission to “go and tell all the world”. Paul sacrificed much of his life and personal resources in proclaiming the saving grace of Jesus to all the known world. And John, the apostle, stood firm even in exile and persecution as he declared the majesty and glory of a loving Savior.
Here at FCC we have continued to give people the opportunity to be involved in worldwide missions. Down through the years we have gone to at least 18 different places in the US and around the world on short term mission’s trips. We have given opportunity for people to invest in the lives of missionaries and various groups so that the Gospel can be spread and we continue to try to keep the congregation up to date on ways to pray for our missionaries.
We have several ways you can get involved in Praying, Giving and even Going over the next few months.