Jesus announced His purpose in Luke 4:17-21 by reading part of Isaiah 61:1-2. The first part of his purpose is to “proclaim good news to the poor.” And repeatedly in the Gospels he says to those aspiring to be His disciples, “Follow me.” One of the key ways we can live that out is to engage with the poor in places like Alaska, Kansas City, and even in South Africa.
Engaging the poor means praying for them and for those who are ministering to them, offering our resources to support those serving them, and going ourselves to serve. There is no age limit in the invitation to follow Jesus. There is no restriction on who can go or proclaim the good news by their presence, actions and words. What is God’s invitation to you regarding missions? How are you called to serve in His kingdom?
Community Covenant Church will offer a mission trip to Alaska Christian College (ACC) and two trips to the Eastern Cape and Transkei region of South Africa. The spring trip with Oceans of Mercy to South Africa is essentially full. Would you please prayerfully consider going either to ACC this summer or to South Africa in late November/early December? Don’t ask how you will be able to go, ask “should I go?”
And if you are not called to go yourself, are you called to pray for someone who is going? We need intercessors for each missionary we send or support.
If you have questions or are interested in exploring following Jesus through Global Serve ministry, please email David Wilson.