Have you ever had the opportunity to serve God by going on a mission trip? I remember how inspiring it was to hear how God worked in the lives of the youth at our church during their mission trip last summer. As the students and leaders stepped out of their comfort zone to serve the Black Feet Nation in Idaho, God was at work in the lives of each of them, drawing them and those they were serving closer to Himself.
I have always desired to serve on a mission trip, but the timing never seemed to work out…that is, until now! I am very excited to be part of the short-term mission team heading to Spain this June to work alongside our global partners as they serve their community. I have no idea how God will use this trip or who will be impacted by our service, but I know He will be working and that is exciting! When we use our gifts to serve others (at church, home, work, or on a mission trip) we bring honor to God.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others,
as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
– 1 Peter 4:10
This Sunday begins our global partners emphasis. It is an honor to partner with global partners who are impacting the world for Jesus. The very first global partners that our church commissioned, Ray and Xenia Rendon, will be joining us this week to share how God is working through their ministry. I hope you are able to join us as we celebrate the many ways God is transforming our world!
Declare His glory among the nations,
His marvelous deeds among all peoples.
-- Psalm 96:3