This Sunday we are going to continue to look at Jesus battling the devil in the wilderness. I can’t wait!
In the meantime, I thought I could put in a plug for why we do “short-term” missions trips. I obviously believe in their value. My three oldest daughters are all going overseas this summer. I welcomed many short term missions teams while I served as a missionary. And I met Marda on a missions trip to Africa while in university! But, that’s not the only reason I get excited about them.
Here are just a few others:
And, that’s just five. Literally off the top of my head. Well, I am not sure about literally. Is that the right use of that word?
Anyway, those were the five that came to mind most quickly. And, I bring them up because we have several opportunities for short term missions this summer. There’s one that is kind of close, Alaska! I just talked with the elders of the church we are partnering with there and the opportunities to serve are huge! Then, South Africa! I would love to have some of you come along with Marda and me as we go to serve the church we spent so many years planting. It would be such a joy for these two churches that I love so much to develop a deep friendship and concern for one another. Plus, you will get to meet Muzi and my parents. And we’ll even try to get in a safari. And then, the Czech Republic! I’ve heard so many great things about what God is doing there and I can’t wait until I get to go on that trip as well.
This is the last Sunday to sign up. But, think about it. Pray about it. And if you have any questions, let’s talk.
I’ve included some things in the sermon brief document that I think will help you and your children benefit from the message this Sunday. Check them out. Print out what’s helpful. Or perhaps you can come up with a better plan yourself. For the younger children this Sunday, you can have them listen for the word, “Son.” To encourage them, my wife Marda will have some treats afterward.
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