World Missions Team Leader/Earl Wood
There is a powerful snapshot of God's heart in 2 Peter 3:9:
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not will that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Our Heavenly Father has great compassion for the people of this earth and has made provision to "save" them through the atoning work of Jesus Christ. As we adopt this same mindset, we are also compelled by compassion to take this message of "Good News" to the nations.
At Believers Church we are committed to this cause. We give regular support to Missionaries who already have their feet on the ground in these harvest fields around the world. We also organize short-term missionary trips where we have the privilege of being on the front-lines of reaching people. Are you ready; ready to Give...Serve...Go?
Swaziland Missions Trip/Fall 2015
Wow...now that I've had the time to actually think about Believers Church Swaziland Mission, I am hard pressed to know where to begin. So, I'll just start by telling you that I will never be the same. It was that "huge!"
Firstly, what a team...love each and everyone of the team members. In fact, when we got home, I missed being around my Swazi-Team family! The team was led by Michael Effland, who did an excellent job. How excellent? Above and beyond all expectations. (It would be hard to imagine a mission's trip without his leadership)
The trip to Swaziland from Austin is long...did I say L..O...N...G? Direct flight from Austin to London. Direct flight from London to Johannesburg. Finished off with a significant bus ride through South Africa to Swaziland. When we finally arrived at out destination, we wasted very little time before we jumped in and started working.
We sang...taught...preached...prayed...acted...played...and dug. Dug what? Ditches, very long ditches in the hardest ground this side of Central Texas. We had a variety of work that we put our hand to. Laying blocks, concrete work, painting, more digging, playing with children... Each day was a glorious blend of hard work, loving people and being blessed by God.
Will I ever go back? The real question--When I go back will I ever come back? I loved it that much. RJ Dugone