Sandy Creek Baptist Church
Monday, December 17, 2018
Pastor, Philip Johnson

Worker in the Field - Update # 25, 2018.11.30


November 30, 2018 - 

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We had an awesome holiday here!.  Now, it’s the most wonderful time as we set aside time to celebrate the birth of our Sav!or J3sus Chr!st.  He was sent to this earth that we might be reconciled back to the Father.  G0d longs for all peoples on this earth to know and share in a relationship with him through his son.  However, over 4 billion people in this world are living among people groups who are unconsidered unreached.  In SB chrches all over America we are working together to be obedient to the call that the Father has placed on our lives to reach the nations with the G0spel.   We have a unique opportunity in the month of December through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  We have the opportunity to give so that people may hear!  Last year you gave graciously so that many, including myself, might be sent to serve among an unreached people.  100% of your gifts through the LMCO go to field and the kingdom task.  I wanted to take some time to show you how your faithful giving has supported me and my ministry this past year in West Africa. 
 
Through your giving, I am able to have a good running vehicle This vehicle allows me to travel and navigate traffic safely in our city.  And also, to go travel the bumpy, dusty roads out to the bush.  This set of wheels allows the Word to go many places it has never been before. 
                                                                                            
Through your giving, national partners and I are able to travel to the bush each week and share with the Good News. We are currently sharing and discipling new believers each week.
 
Through your giving, I have been to travel to attend trainings on how best to communicate the Good News in my context.  The trainings have been invaluable and I am already so much of the knowledge I have gained to my m!nistry.
 
Through your giving, I have been able to share the Good News with many through the use of memory cards.  We upload these cards with stories from the B!ble in the recipient’s heart language.
 
Through your giving, I have the opportunity to train of team to national partners to go into a unreached neighborhood to share the Good News.
 
Through your giving, my colleagues and I have been able to welcome volunteer teams to Region from America.  These teams have shared the Good News with hundreds this past year.
 
These are just some of the things that have been possible this past year by G0d’s grace and your giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  I want to tell you that I am sincerely grateful for your sacrifice for the nations.  Many people here in Region and across the world are hearing for the first time and many are accepting G0d’s free gift of grace.  In the past year, our sending agency, supported by the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, was a part of planting 12,005 churches where there has previously been none, 14,817 p@stors were trained, and 46,495 new believers were baptized this past year. This year I, myself, am asking the Father again how I can be obedient to the call by giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  I encourage you to do the same this year. 

Below are some pictures of faces here in Region.  Many of them heard the Good News this past week.  Please take some time to look at the pictures and pry for open hearts.