As we open our 2021 at GracePoint with January Missions Month, we look to The Great Commission in Matthew 28:16-20 for guidance. This brief, simple and clear message to make disciples of all nations may seem like a challenge during Covid, but God will stretch our church to continue to support our local and global missions partners.
As we spotlight our Panama Missionaries Frank and Silvia Saavedra, we look forward to an interview with them to hear how God is working in Panama.
Please watch this testimony from GracePoint’s Pauline Pavao on her trip to Panama. You can access Pauline’s testimony at the bottom of the blue GracePoint Missions Map.
Updates From Pastor Dave
We continue to move through Stage 1: Connection as we continue with our “Getting to Know You” interviews.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the time with so many of you, and look forward to meeting even more of you in the days ahead. This is helping immensely to understand your perspective on the church and the things that are important to you. The results of this interview process will propel me forward to analyzing and evaluating ways we can see the church go forward in the days ahead.
Please continue to pray as we approach Stage 2: Assess Church Health, enlisting a Transition Team and conducting various assessment surveys and tests.
Also pray that God will open up opportunities for ministry and give us favor with those who can help us exploit these opportunities. Pray for the elders as they plan the future as God reveals His will and for your involvement to help bring it all about.
Kids get your buddy barrels full of that loose change! As Mike Allen shared with us a few weeks ago, we are challenging or church kids to collect money in support of our Moldova missionary Oleg Reutki. Specifically we are supporting the work needed to make basic upgrades to the home 12 street kids have made for themselves.
Please talk to your kids about how they can be part of God’s plans through this opportunity and reach out to Mike if you have any questions or want more information.
KidsTown Missions Month: Week #1 Activities
To encourage the children to participate in Missions Month in January, Miss Jamie is going to post a special video and some fun activities on the GracePoint website. This week the focus is on Panama. Check it out!
As a fun bonus, we’ll have prizes for every child who participates in KidsTown Missions Month. After your kids color their activity pages and finish their sermon notes, take a picture and send it to Miss Jamie.
Miss Jamie will showcase their work in upcoming videos AND each item will become an entry into our Missions Month Activity Awards to be awarded in February 2021!