MOM Mission Statement


Grateful for the greatest gift given to us

through Jesus' death and resurrection,

MOM is an opportunity for us to respond each month

to give to our neighbors near-by and far-away


MISSIONS COMMITTEE REPORT & MISSION-OF-THE-MONTH FOR JUNE:

Submitted by Jen (Chairperson)

The Missions Committee has been hard at work, meeting multiple times and sketching out plans for the rest of the year and into 2019! We have started work on creating a visual display of Missions work in the hallway by the Sunday School classrooms. Keep your eye out for progress on this project!

 

Our mission for June is The Dukes in Peru. Please read this beautiful write up of their mission work as compiled by Heather:

 

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” (Isaiah 52:7) Some of those who bring this good news are Rev. Cullen and Deaconess Jacqueline Duke. The Dukes have been called to serve the Lord through the LCMS as missionaries in Lima, Peru, and they need our support.

 

How are the Dukes bringing the Gospel to Peru?

 

Rev. Cullen and Deaconess Jackie both share administrative responsibilities with the other missionaries serving in Peru. In addition to their administrative roles, they maintain busy schedules sharing the good news with as many people as possible– with growing attendance at worship services and studies!

 

Deaconess Jackie works with other missionaries to further the mercy work that is being done in Peru as well as mentors other deaconesses. In January, she kicked off a summer program for three months of half-day Vacation Bible School during the time that school was out for the summer. She also leads youth group activities, adult Bible studies, and teaches catechism classes. Together with her husband, she leads a Coffee & Conversation program that helps Spanish speakers practice their English while learning about the Bible and Jesus.

 

While maintaining his regular preaching and bible study duties, Pastor Cullen works with other missionaries to plant new churches and mission centers. He forms and develops groups of believers into self-sustaining congregations through Word and Sacrament ministry. Worship in Peru does not consist of church buildings with pipe organs and stained-glass windows, but rather often in homes where a routine small furniture table could act as an altar. Pastor Cullen has the opportunity to preach in unconventional settings such as these to people who just have a great desire to worship with other believers. Above all, in part due to the Duke’s sharing of the good news, Pastor Cullen has had the opportunity to perform baptisms around the city of Lima, welcoming more of God’s children into the Christian family.

 

In order to maintain their ministry efforts, the Dukes need prayerful and financial support from people like you. “God’s people are set apart to represent Him to the world and to accomplish His missionary purpose.” How powerful that you could be part of this effort?

 

How can you use the month of June to focus on prayer for CLC’s mission of the month?

 

“Pray for Cullen and Jacqueline as they serve in Peru. Ask God to give them strength and peace as they transition to working and living overseas, adjusting to the culture and the language. Pray for God’s provision of safety for them as they traverse the United States building their financial support network. Pray that the existing mercy work and church planting happening in Lima, Peru, is fruitful as the Dukes progress towards deployment. Ask God to give Cullen and Jacqueline compassionate hearts to love, care for and provide mercy and witness to the residents of the neighborhoods in Lima in which they are serving. Let us give thanks to God that the Dukes are serving His children in this part of the world.” (www.lcms.org/duke)

 

 



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