Friday, October 10, 2008

Missions Mobilization

The past few weeks have been filled with Mobilization efforts on our part. In other words, we have had two wonderful opportunities to work with local church bodies in spurring each other on to a more intentional and passionate desire of fulfilling the Great Commission. 
   A few weeks ago we were blessed to take part in the first commissioning service of the Alaska Baptist Convention. Katie and I, along with 14 others, were commissioned by the baptist churches of Alaska to the various tasks that God has called us to in the various lands He is leading us to.  During the service we were able to give testimony as to how God had led us to this point.  We also heard from the president of our board and joined in corporate worship with our Alaskan brethren. It was such a humbling time as we were impressed again with the fact that we are unworthy of the Savior of whom we go to proclaim.  It was also a rich time of forming new partnerships and relationships with believers who are just as much a part of our work as our home churches are.  Indeed, the weekend was so packed that we did not get much time to "sight-see". Even if we had days to sight-see, however, none of what we saw could surpass the beauty we saw in our Alaskan brethren. We are grateful to know them and count it an honor to be sent out by these churches. 
(Above Katie and I are pictured with Pastor Tom Hoffman and his wife Linda. Tom pastors Fairview Loop Baptist Church in Wasilla, Alaska. We were privileged to worship with this church and share there Sunday)

As soon as we got back from Alaska we headed to Athens, Alabama. We are again honored to be a part of Lindsey Lane Baptist Church's Global Impact Conference. Here we gathered with missionaries from all over the country and all over the world that LLBC is seeking to partner with. It was a joy to be around so many mission minded people, both the missionaries and the Great Commission driven church that Lindsey Lane is. Here is a picture of me and one of the home missionaries that LLBC partners with, Chief Reynard of the Apache  Nation. He lives in New Mexico and represents his people while also serving with the Samaritan's Purse ministry.

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