Monday, August 17, 2015

Go into all the World -- Close to Home


Your Opportunity in Mission Fields Here at Home 

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We know the Lord asks us to “go into all the world” and share the Gospel. But here’s something that, for many Lutherans, is just now hitting home.
“All the world” includes mission fields here in the United States – our college campuses, small towns, rural areas, inner cities and suburbs like those in Albuquerque, N.M., where members of Faith in Christ Lutheran Church are sharing Christ in a “Gospel gap.”
“We can drive 15 to 20 miles across town and do hands-on mission work,” says Alan Arnold, mission board chair for Faith in Christ, which is planting a church in a community of some 135,000 people – just one example of mission work here at home that YOU can help strengthen with your gifts to the LCMS Office of National Mission.

Planting Churches, Revitalizing Congregations
Thank you for your prayers and financial support that help National Mission share Christ’s hope with the lost and hurting, planting new churches and revitalizing congregations throughout the U.S.!
Here are some of the ways your National Mission gifts are working close to home:
  • Working with partners to build a community center at the site of a destroyed gas station in Ferguson, Mo., with plans to offer after-school tutoring, sports camps, Bible studies and transportation to nearby Lutheran churches for worship. 
  • Identifying, training and funding pastors to serve as pioneering missionaries in new locales, including on college campuses and in communities with no LCMS church.
  • Providing congregations with practical, easy-to-use resources for Lutherans like you who want to speak more confidently about Jesus with family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. 

Make a Difference for Your Children, Grandchildren
Your National Mission gifts equip national missionaries for work in U.S. mission fields and lend a helping hand to congregations like Faith in Christ Lutheran Church in Albuquerque.
Please consider how you, too, can plant Gospel seeds in mission fields here at home – and make “all the world” more hopeful for your children, grandchildren and the generations to come!

 Thank you for sharing hope in Christ!
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