“And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world,
so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.
Mission Board Vision
Successful missions work is based on partnerships. Our partnership with our missionaries is based on a common vision, doctrine, & healthy relationships with our church leaders & members. Each needs the other for mutual encouragement, support, & to fulfill the Great Commission. Our desire is to maintain the partnerships in a way that is mutually beneficial to the church, the missionaries, & the people we are serving.
It is our desire to provide missions opportunities where our congregation can feel confident in giving and/or going. It is our intention to provide mission opportunities with as much doctrinal agreement as possible, consistent integrity, & where the overall influence on visiting MSC team members would be considered positive. We want to partner with missionaries who will be a blessing to our church members & our church members would be a blessing to the missionaries.
The Mission Board, along with the church Elders, provides the missionary with the privilege of access to the congregation & their support.
It is our desire to be a support & blessing to the missionaries with whom we are in partnership. This would include prayer, promotion of the ministry to our church, & counsel as needed. It is important that a foundation of trust is built & maintained where we can each speak openly & honestly in all areas of our relationship & ministry. If we are the home church, we intend to continue the home church relationship even while they are on the field. Being both a church member & missionary sent out from our congregation provides additional support & comes with additional responsibility.
Wycliffe Bible Translation, Mexico
Wycliffe translation society works around the world to provide all people with a written Bible in their own language. Rachael is working on a translation for a mountain people group in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. This is a multi-year task where Rachael lives among the native people & is committed in the work of bring the translation to completion.
Rachael is living in Jicaltepec, the mountain village where the work of Bible translation continues. She passed her thesis for the Masters project. Prayers for continued health and the work she is doing are greatly appreciated.
Enclaces Con Christo, Mexico
Enlaces is a mission in Comayagua, Honduras where the Gospel is presented to students in a school environment. The children begin at kindergarten age & have the opportunity to continue through a high school degree, going to class, learning English, & most importantly, learning about Jesus. Susan works toward this goal by teaching English to students & native teachers as well. She also uses her talents in administration for the school as well as her computer skills for the computers in the classrooms.
Susan is in the swing of life and work at Enlaces. This year, Susan has been given the task of teaching the National teachers of the school advanced English. By helping the native Honduran teachers improve their English skills, she is able to impact far more students than if she just taught the students herself, as each teacher’s improved ability with the language can be passed to their students.
Currie & Sandi Burgess
Bridge Ministries, Enlaces Con Christo, Honduras
Currie & Sandi started the Enlaces Bridge Ministry in Comayagua, Honduras. Their goal is to present the gospel to students in a school environment. They have worked many years building & developing the school for Hondurans. Their heart is to bring Jesus to the youth, so Christian men & women are raised up to serve the Lord, & Honduras.
Walt & Ann Kihm
We reach out to international students and scholars at Kansas University to make them feel welcome in their new home. The first Sunday of each month, we have an international lunch in our home. To welcome new students, we and churches from the community participate in airport pick-ups, a tour of Lawrence, and a housewarming (to give away household items). We also invite internationals to church and Alpha program and provide fun events throughout the year like the Renaissance Festival, golf lessons, square dancing, etc. And we recruit Americans from our church to participate in the Conversation Partner program and Friendship Family program.
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Island Bible Ministries, Solomon Islands
Alpheaus is an accomplished Bible translator working in his home country. In addition to translation of the Bible, he develops written language for different dialects on the islands. He is also very active in training Christian leaders to work among their people in the service of the Lord.
Click here to donate to Island Bible Ministries today.