Speaking of missions trips, in less than two weeks another multigenerational team of twenty from RLA will be traveling to the Dominican Republic to work with Hope International Ministries. While there we will be doing medical missions, evangelism, humanitarian outreach, ministry in local churches, a conference for area pastors, and more. The youngest team member from RLA going to the DR is six. The oldest team member is….several decades older than six!
The Great Commission starts at home and goes out from there. Jerusalem. Judea. Samaria. To the ends of the earth. It also involves the whole church. Everyone can do missions. At the Summer Vacation Bash it might be working security, or helping with crafts, or coaching a team of kids. In the DR it might be helping someone through the clinic, or participating in street evangelism to kids, or giving a cup of cold water in Jesus’ name.
Another thing we can all do for missions is give. You (the RLA family) are doing such a great job giving to missions that RLA is now within the top 500 missions giving churches in the Assemblies of God nationwide! Out of 9,000 A/G churches that support missions, RLA is #457. How cool is that?!
Here’s the deal. Whatever we do at RLA we will do together, we will do it with all our might, and we will do it for God’s glory!