Missionary Moments – May 18

“R and J” run a community center in Southeast Asia that helps facilitate leadership training for national believers. Their strategy is to go out and evangelize, starting groups that turn into house churches. They’ve had the opportunity to work alongside and disciple seven national partners, and over the past year, these believers’ understanding of the Great Commission has grown. R and J have watched these seven people go out weekly, evangelize, start new groups, and fully live for the Lord. By the end of 2009, these seven had baptized 13 new believers. Church planting among national partners is just one way your commitment to reaching people through the Cooperative Program and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is making a difference. During your prayer time, ask God to bless the witness of these national partners. STATEMENT Luke 24:4-6a – God is the great giver. He gave His Son to be our Savior. Christ gave Himself on the cross and rose again that all may have an opportunity to receive God’s gift of eternal salvation. God’s giving was prompted by love and is the example for our giving.