Missions Sunday is coming up on October 13! Our Sunday morning services will have a missions focus, and Sunday evening we will host our 2nd annual “Trip Around the World.” Let me tell you more about both!
Sunday morning, our special guest speaker will be Steve Richardson. Steve currently serves as the president of Pioneers-USA based in Orlando, Florida. He grew up among the Sawi people in Indonesia, and later returned to Indonesia as an adult to continue church planting among unreached people groups. His father, Don, is the author of Peace Child, which describes how Steve, as a baby, was crucial to the Sawi people understanding the gospel. If you’d like to see a video about the Richardsons returning to visit the Sawi years after their ministry, click here.
Many of our missions partners will also be here Sunday morning with tables in the Courtyard and will speak in various classes. We already have commitments from Brian Richards, Justin Rolfs, Kimberly and Kristen Ward, Seth Harms, many of our local missions partners, and some missionaries going to closed countries.
Sunday night is our “Trip Around the World” banquet at 5:30. The Chinese church will prepare a wonderful dinner for us, and then many of our basement classrooms will be transformed into different countries to give you the chance to learn about different cultures and missionaries. We’ll have some special “passports” for you to enter those “countries,” but be careful, as there could be secret agents roaming the halls to make sure you are not illegally doing ministry!
Missions Sunday is a great way for you to see how God will use you in his plan for the nations. Could you join one of our missionary care teams? Will you pick up one of our new missionary prayer calendars? Would you go on one of our 2014 short-term trips? Is God calling you to move overseas? Come learn about all these possibilities, and we’ll see what the Lord does at First Free on October 13!