Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Mission Commission

One of the things that excites me about the church I pastor is the enthusiasm and the passion that the congregation has in reaching out to the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ. A number of men here are involved in a ministry to truckers at the local truck stop. Hospitality hosts reach out to these truckers with a meal following our morning worship service. Our radio ministry seeks to bring the gospel to those in the surrounding area (and soon we will be sponsoring the White Horse Inn on the radio here). In June, the church hosted Vacation Bible School, where over 100 children attended (many who were not from the church). This coming June, we'll have our 2nd annual VBS. And each month, the church is involved at the Stockton Gospel Center Rescue Mission. Tomorrow night, I'll have the privilege of preaching at this mission, where I will be preaching on 2 Corinthians 8:9: "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich." Pray that the Lord would use the preaching of His Word to open the eyes and hearts of these men and bring them to faith in Jesus Christ.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like the Lord is really working through your church and it good to see that more than just the Reformed community is the focus of your outreach there. G-pa is excited for you all.

John Z said...

Glad to hear of this outreach! I will pray for the Lord's blessing on it.