DETAILS FOR OUR 2015 BELARUS MISSION TRIP COMING SOON!
Our church believes that God's good news--the Gospel of Jesus Christ--is a message of His love for ALL THE NATIONS (Matt 28:18-20). Jesus calls us to be witnesses for Him both at home and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). As Paul writes in Romans, "But how can they call on Him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about Him? And how can they hear without a preacher? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As iti s written: How beautiful are the feet of those who announce the gospel of good things!" (Romans 10:14-15).
Our church believes that missions involves faithful response to the commission of God. Successful mission is not measured by the authority of those who receive us, but of the authority of the One who sends us! As such, our church has committed to partner with its missionaries to make foreign missions feasible. Our missions motto is: "If He has called ANYONE to go, He has called EVERYONE to send." Since 2012, our church has been sending evangelistic mission teams to the country of Belarus on an annual basis. Plans are already "in the works" for our 2015 trip! Our pastor is also passionate about mission work in Central America, having preached on a medical-dental mission trip in Nicaragua earlier this year.
When we return to Belarus, our missionaries will continue working alongside Belarussian pastors and churches to share God's good news of salvation in Jesus. We will be working through the missions organization "Belarus Missions", whose website you can visit here: Byelorussian Mission Website. You can also learn more about Belarus Missions through the video below:
While in Belarus, our missionaries will go into schools, hospitals, orphanages, retirement communities, and inidividual homes to share the Gospel with the people of Belarus. This may involve singing Christian songs with the children or providing English lessons to those curious about Western culture. One of the chief goals involves distributing copies of the Bible and other Christian literature, including a book entitled Good & Evil. Good & Evil is essentially the Bible in comic book form, and it was illustrated by a former Marvel Comics artist. This tool has been extremely useful in sharing the good news of God's love with the people of Belarus, crossing language barriers and allowing missionaries to communicate through pictures as local Byelorussians read along with the text. For more information on Good & Evil, watch the YouTube video below:
We invite you to be in prayer for our church, our community, and especially our missionaries as we prepare for this endeavor. If you would like to support this ministry, please contact us by calling the church office (985-796-9295) or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and God bless!