We are very intentional about using the expression “Mission Project” rather than the more commonly used mission trips when building our teams for such projects. What’s the difference between a short-term mission trip and a mission project? Well to put it plainly, more times than not mission trips unfortunately end up just being mere trips more than anything else.
A mission project on the other hand is a carefully planned and designed project centered around the long-term work being done on the ground at the given location.
While it is a reality that no short-term project, regardless of how well it has been planned, is likely to change an entire nation over the course of a couple of weeks. Such projects can however, change some lives for all of eternity and truly enhance the greater work being done by the churches, ministries and the missionaries serving for the long-term.
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We are currently in the planning stages of attempting two global mission projects this year. The first will be a return visit and new project to the nation of Rwanda that will take place in July. And the second will be in the nation of Thailand in November. Please prayerfully consider joining us in these endeavors.
Some of the details of Project Rwanda 2017 are listed below and Thailand’s details will be added as the develop.
Our mission projects always have and always will be Great Commission focused. For us this means being obedient in the command to “Go and make disciples of all nations…” This involves solid Biblically based evangelism which means the proclamation of the Gospel in its entirety and in its fullness. This year, as part of the team you will be trained on how to properly share the Gospel and call people to faith in Jesus Christ and then implement that which you have been trained during your time with us in either Rwanda (July 2017) or Thailand (November 2017). Evangelism opportunities for you as a team member may include, but are not limited to, open air preaching, in-home evangelism, public proclamation at some of the humanitarian endeavors of the project, and street ministry.
Fighting the Famine
Rwanda is suffering from a couple of seasons of diseased crops which has created a famine in many areas. As part of our project in July we are looking to aid the local church that is there to try help meet some of the most basic needs of the people in the communities of those churches, by providing basic food rations to those suffering the most. Such acts of compassion and mercy show the love of the Jesus we will be proclaiming in a tangible and real way. Please pray about being a part of this endeavor and joining our team on the ground in Rwanda.
Rwanda is a developing country and access to clean water in many ways is still a great need. In fact, in more rural areas of there is still a great deal of disease and deaths from diseases contracted from consuming unclean drinking water. To help reduce this and demonstrate the love of Christ in the process, we will be strategically distributing some of the most powerful water-filters science has developed that clean the dirtiest of water making it pure and healthy to drink.
We are passionate about training and equipping the saints to help live the most effective lives for Christ as possible. This why we always try to do targeted equipping style ministry work during every mission project with children, teens and young adults, and church leaders who are Biblically sound and equipped to impact those they are leading. It is our prayer to have a concentrated time of training for all of these different groups during Project Rwanda 2017.
To maximize the effectiveness of a Mission Projects it is vital to combine our public proclamation of the Gospel with our public demonstration of its implications. Acts of service within the given community of a project through tangible acts of service is one of the greatest ways to demonstrate the love of Christ to those you are preaching His Gospel to. As a part of Project Rwanda 2017 there will be a variety of different service opportunities to bless the community we are trying to reach for team members to be involved in.