May he have dominion from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth!
~ Psalm 72:8 ESV
As disciples of Christ we are called to the world. There is nothing parochial in our mission or our mandate. We may not all be international travelers or missionaries, but we can all have a global vision and impact by sowing into and supporting people and projects who go on our behalf, and represent the church of Jesus Christ, especially our local expression of it, in different nations around this world. The world that belongs to God and is destined to be filled with his glory.
The mission statement of Living Rock Church, the local expression of Christ's one universal body that I am proud to be a part of, is "From the heart of the nation to the ends of the earth." We currently have members of our church who are making that statement a reality. We have a team of folks who have gone to the Phillippines with YWAM to minister to the poor and preach the gospel in the "garbage city" near Cagayan De Oro.
Also check out a new blog aptly named "...to the ends of the earth" It belongs to another member of our church. A great woman of God, and a good friend: Linda Mezulis. She is off to Africa this Saturday to start a year's charity work in the needy nations of Uganda, Sierra Leone and Cambodia. She will be organising teams to do such things as the building of school rooms and dormitories for AIDS orphans. This is the love of Christ in action in our world. Visit her blog and give her your support in encouraging comments.
Kev C informed me that the Phillippines team have their own blog too! Mega Outreach. It's great to be able to keep up with what is going on the other side of the world through the wonders of modern technology. Makes you feel even more a part of the work. Thanks Kev