Isaiah 40:8 (NIV)
8 The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”
Here at Engage Church in Duluth, we call a mission trip a "Work and Witness" trip- some of you may have heard of that, others may not have. Recently, we sent a team from our own church family to Haiti to work and witness.
Our Outreach in Haiti
While we were in Haiti, our guides, talked about having the mindset of "Witness" and then "Work". Our witness was what the Haitians needed to see, how we treated them and each other. Did they see we believed in prayer, and lived in love? The building we built was great and will serve a purpose, but it will fade one day. It is our "WITNESS" that will remain and have the lasting potential to point people to Jesus! This is not just unique to Haiti. Our "WITNESS" is how we, as one of the churches in Duluth MN will point people to Jesus as well!
Ideas for Making A Difference RIght Where You Are
The link below is a very quick read. As we think about reaching out to our community, our motivation is to strengthen Duluth MN and serve Duluth MN in any way we can. Ultimately, we hope our WITNESS can point Duluth MN to Jesus! One thing I have learned from leading Engage Church over the last 3 years, is that truly there is nothing impossible with God!
As we move forward at Engage Church, we are excited to reach out to our local community and the world. Keep Sunday April 9th on your calendar. It's a Sunday morning you will not want to miss as we talk about Engage Church's plan to move forward with our "Witness and Work" in Duluth MN and around the world!
Keep praying, keep dreaming, and keep believing this is God's city. He is at work and he is using you to help accomplish this!
God, how is my witness? Do my family, friends and co-workers see you in me?
God, how do you want me to help reach Duluth MN for you?
God, is traveling with Engage to reach the world something you want for me?