Loving God, Loving Others


   Missionaries are people sent out by a church into a country or area to carry on evangelism, building projects, education, medical care, food programs and support services.  They are moved with compassion to share God’s message of salvation, hope and blessing to those without hope.  Everyone should have a chance to hear.  Those who receive Christ can be set free of sin, addictions, shame and have a home in heaven and peace and joy in Christ in the midst of their circumstances.

God’s message is “Repent and be baptized for the remission of sins.”  Whoever believes in Jesus does not have to perish, but can have everlasting life.  This is the message the world needs to hear.

Jesus gave us a commandment to:  “Go, make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them God’s Word.  Jesus said we were to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind, and love our neighbor as we love ourselves.  Love instead of hate.

Jesus loves all the children of the world, and so do our missionaries.  They reach out to help the little ones as much as possible with food, hope, and encouragement.  Malnutrition can cause children to look many years younger than they are.

We are light bearers of Jesus, the light of the world.  We are to be missionaries, witnesses, of what Jesus did, has done in our lives, and will do for others. Where do we start?  Right where we are:  at home, school, work, play and around the world.  Let’s let Christ’s light shine in and through us!