“When the poor and needy search for water and there is none, and their tongues are parched from thirst, then I, the Lord, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, will never abandon them.”
-Isaiah 41:17 New Living Translation (NLT)
Our heart is to reach the forgotten, the orphans, the widows and the outcasts of the “Me Generation” both here and abroad. We clothe, shelter, feed and wash the feet of the poorest of the poor by partnering with our missionaries here in our own backyard and continents away.
We work to develop deeper relationships with missionaries that wipe the tears of hurting children, rescue women from human trafficking, invest in the lives of forgotten teenagers and so much more. We partner with missionaries who share and pour the love and grace of the Master into the hearts of the outcasts, the rejected, the rebellious, the prodigals and the unwanted ones.
Home Grown Missionaries
In Acts 13 we see the beginning of the missionary work set out from the Church of Antioch:
The congregation in Antioch was blessed with a number of prophet-preachers and teachers: Barnabas, Simon, nicknamed Niger, Lucius the Cyrenian, Manaen, an advisor to the ruler Herod, Saul. One day as they were worshiping God—they were also fasting as they waited for guidance—the Holy Spirit spoke: “Take Barnabas and Saul and commission them for the work I have called them to do.”
Acts 13:1-2 The Message (MSG)
Within our own church family God has called many missionaries to do His work and separate themselves for His service. It is our goal to support them as their church family so they can fulfill the calling of Jesus Christ on their lives.
In Romans 1 the Apostle Paul clearly states that it is our calling to make disciples:
“By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for HIS name: among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ.”
-Romans 1:5-6 King James Version (KJV)
It is our calling to support missionaries that have a deep and committed heart for building disciples and for teaching and training the next generations to become disciples of Jesus Christ and to replicate themselves. These are the missionaries we endeavor to support with our finances and our prayers.
It is our goal to build stronger, deeper, higher relationships with our missionaries that share these core values and to support those called to missions from within our own church family.