Our annual Missions Sunday is April 28. On that day we’ll update you on our mission efforts and ask you to turn in a purpose card to let us know how much you plan to give to missions during the coming 12 months.
It’s important to realize that each work we support is unique and bears fruit in different ways.
Buenos Aires, Argentina – Jonathan Hanegan has been spreading the good news in South America for 13 years, first in Venezuela, and since 2011 in Argentina. Many people have obeyed the gospel after he built a relationship and studied the Bible with them. There is now a vibrant community of believers in Buenos Aires reaching out to the lost.
Saint Paul, Minnesota – Five years ago, Alex & Erin Flood planted a church that meets in their living room. People like Zain, Aaron, Andrew, Larry, and Tyler are going to heaven because of the Floods’ work. Every week, Alex studies with about a dozen people seeking to plant the seed in their hearts, and that seed often results in a new brother or sister in Christ.
Falkirk, Scotland – In the nine years Robin & Chrissy Vick have worked in Scotland, they’ve seen only a few baptisms. Europe is a hard place to evangelize, so some may wonder if their efforts should be spent elsewhere. But if you look deeper, it doesn’t take long to realize their work is yielding fruit of a different type. The Falkirk church is a strong group of believers that is active in their community and among other churches in Scotland. Some of the members of this church wouldn’t be part of ANY church were it not for the tireless efforts of the Vicks.
Latin American Bible Institute – Since 1999, hundreds of students in Mexico and other Central and South American countries have graduated from the Bible institute in Toluca, Mexico. Thirty churches have been planted by those graduates. Roughly 88% of ILEB’s graduates are active in church ministry. The school now has 336 students from 20 cities in Mexico, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, and Cuba.
World Christian Broadcasting – From two huge short-wave radio stations, one in Alaska and one in Madagascar, this ministry broadcasts radio programs in major world languages to almost the entire globe. For 36 years, millions of listeners have tuned in to hear music, news, popular songs, and messages from the Bible. We don’t know exactly how many people hear the broadcasts, but we do know that World Christian’s websites receive several million visits each year.
Keep up the good work, church. You make a difference!