You can’t go a day without seeing or hearing something on the news that makes you question if there is any good left. It can be hard to see the videos of conflict, children living in extreme poverty, or people hurting. Sometimes we like to pretend these issues are more prevalent in far-away countries, but often we can find them in our own backyard.
The world needs Jesus in a big way. Humanity needs to be reminded of the love and care of their Savior in a time when we are hurting more than ever. As Christians, this is part of our calling. Even in the Old Testament, servants of the Lord traveled to other places to teach others about His incredible power and loving mercy. In 1 Chronicles 16, David has traveled to Gibeon to appoint priests and leaders in honoring God. He even taught them how to bring offerings and praise God. 1 Chronicles 16:24 says “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds to all people.”
The idea of changing the world seems impossible. There are 7.5 billion people in the world and we are only a church of 700, but like a rock being thrown into a big lake we can make a huge ripple. This summer, ten teams will depart SPC and go out into the world. They will serve, build, teach, collect, pray, and proclaim in the name of God. The impact of these ministries can be felt through entire regions and across generations of people.
Be a part of our Great Adventure. We hope you grabbed a shopping list at church yesterday. They will be available for the next few weeks so you can fill your cart with snacks and supplies for our mission teams. Below is a copy of the shopping list. Take a Great Adventure booklet and bookmark on May 21st and pray over each team and the people they will encounter. Like the gears in a clock, we each work together and propel one another forward to accomplish our purpose. Together we are putting the Gospel in motion. Changing the world may seem impossible, but we serve a God who makes all things possible.