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                      3 Reasons Everyone Should Go on a Mission Trip

Have you ever thought about going on a mission trip?  Many people have but, for one reason or another, they just don’t go.  Maybe you’re too busy with work, family, church ministries, or social activities; maybe all of the above.  Maybe you don’t think it’s financially within your grasp.  Maybe you don’t feel in shape enough or you have physical limitations.  There are a lot of reasons why people don’t go, but here are three reasons why you should go:

1.) You Can Make a Difference!

There are so many people that need help; so many people that need to hear the gospel.  I have been all over this country helping churches, church plants, ministries, disaster victims, inner city kids, homeless persons, etc.  The common theme that runs through all the trips I have been on is that we make a difference.  I may seem small, but often those small, seemingly insignificant, things are what matters most to people.  I have seen people cry over drywall being put in their home.  I sat and listened to a homeless man’s story.  I have been able to make a difference in these people’s lives, all while sharing with them the hope of salvation in Jesus Christ.  You can make a difference.  Don’t make excuses for why you can’t go, trust that God will use you in spite of your deficiencies.  I will say it again, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

2.) It Will Change Your Life!

Inevitably, when people come back from a mission trip there is a marked change in their life.  It happens every time!  People go, see the needs, minister to others, and come home different.  From time to time we need a drastic change in our lives.  We get bogged down in the day-to-day doldrums and stresses of life.  When we go on a mission trip, our perspective on life is reset.  Our priorities are reoriented to the way God wants them to be.  So if you need a refresher in your spiritual life, or just need a break, go on a mission trip, it will change your life.

3.) Jesus Commands You to Go!

The bottom line is that we are commanded to go to the ends of the earth to share the gospel and make disciples.  Christians must go!  The great thing is you don’t have to be a full-time missionary to make a difference.  Our long-term partnerships create an
ongoing relationship that benefits those on the mission field.  We cannot sit on the sidelines, Jesus commands us to get in the game and go!  Will you obey the command to go?

Upcoming Trips:

  • Adult Mission Trip to Detroit, MI – October 4th – 9th. This trip will be a mix of construction, church planting, ministry, and evangelism projects.  Whatever your gifts, you can be used to reach Detroit. 
    Contact Pastor Bryan at for info.
  • Culture Wave Global Trip to India – September 10th -19th. This is a medical and evangelistic mission trip.  
    Contact Ron Osborne  for more info.
  • Culture Waves Global Trip to China – October 8th -19th. Contact Ron Osborne at for more info.

 

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August Stats

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STATS

JULY 5TH

JULY 12TH

JULY 19TH

JULY 26

8:00 AM Worship

107

107

101

107

9:30 AM Worship

90

86

86

109

11:00 AM Worship

239

275

245

256

Total Worship

436

468

432

472

 2:42 Groups

215

259

231

283

Oakhill Budget Offering

$14,466.18

$12,667.23

$10,518.02

$14,528.39

Greater Things

$2,601.00

$3,349.00

$700.00

$1,675.00

Mission Club

$280.00

$150.00

$40.00

$2,355.00

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