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Missions Trip to “Nowhere” – Day 3

Yesterday was a Millvale day. Our newest church plant, Element Church, is beginning this Sunday and we had the opportunity to invest in this community for a whole day. For those who didn’t have work that day, we went to a personal care home in the morning. We played Bingo, made crafts, frosted cookies, laughed, talked, and prayed for people. It was some of the most fun all week.

In the afternoon we helped clean up the ‘soon-to-be’ Millvale library. We were moved by Brian’s (the library guy) vision for the place. The work was crazy (tearing down ceilings, bagging up tons of scrap wood, tearing up carpet, and painting. It was amazing. So fulfilling to invest a few hours in such a great cause.

In the evening we all met up and went door-to-door, passing out flyers for Element Church. Can’t wait for what God is going to do  through this church.

As for today:

Daily verse to memorize: II Corinthians 4:5

“For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.”

Daily Challenge: Share the Gospel

As you look at today’s challenge, are you scared to death? If so, perfect. You’re just the right kind of person for this mission. It is eternally important that we become people who share the Gospel with those who don’t believe. While serving people and meeting earthly needs are good and necessary, it will not save their souls. We need to introduce them to Jesus Christ. The best way I’ve found to do this is by seeing each and every person you encounter as genuinely interesting. Being interested in who they are, whether good or bad, will open the door to sharing the Gospel. To simply confront someone and begin preaching to them in our culture is not only intrusive but also not always effective. Ask God for an opportunity today to talk about Christ with someone at work. Maybe it’s the same person you’ve been ministering to all week. You are now a preacher of the Gospel!


April 17, 2009 - Posted by | Young Adult Ministry

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