Take Me Out To The Ball Game!

The Gottschalk family recently approached Pastor Karen about ways they could be involved in mission and service since their schedules kept them from being able to participate in the mission work with the homeless. They had mentioned having lots of used sports equipment and were wondering if there was a way that could be shared. Two days later, when Pastor Karen was meeting with the pastor of the Maumee congregation, he mentioned they were headed to the Dominican Republic and he would love to take sports equipment with him. Chip generated a proposal for session approval, and is volunteering to take responsibility for collecting equipment from his sports contacts and preparing it for deliver

Comradery and Mission

“There are two types of people in this world…..givers and takers.” Does this sound familiar? I have a tendency to divide people into categories. Participating in my church’s mission outreach for a few days has had a very lasting effect on my perspective. I worked one morning in the kitchen at Cherry Street. We had a humorous near accident with a shopping cart. A group of guys shared wisecracks and one-liners that had us chuckling together the entire time. It wasn’t a deep discussion; but there was a sense of comradery. In another case, I passed time talking to a woman at Sparrow’s Nest. The discussion moved easily between topics. We spoke a little of our past and things we wish we’d have don

Thriving on Mission Work

I thrive on mission work. Several years ago I read a book called, A Hole in the Gospel, by Richard Stearns, the president of World Vision. A quote from that book has stuck with me. When the author was asked why he did mission work, he answered, "I am a follower of Jesus Christ, and I am commanded to love my neighbor as myself. I am here to show God's love in the world." That is why I am drawn to mission work. I, too, want to share God's love in the World. I want God to use me to answer prayer. Every time I have volunteered my time for mission, I have been changed. My heart becomes softer, and I realize how much I have in common with the people I serve. This year for our annual missi

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