An Amazing Morning

Today is Day 4 of the 10-Day Do Over Challenge by Jon Acuff.  In my continuing effort to relaunch restinjesus.me by becoming more consistent in encouraging others by sharing what God is teaching me through His Word and through others, I give you a brief recap of this morning’s worship services at Colonial Heights Baptist Church, where I serve as the pastor of Discipleship and Assimilation.

Today marks week 2 of our annual March Missions Madness emphasis where the focus of everything we do points us toward the mission of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations.  Colonial Heights is an incredible church with an amazing missions ministry.  Today we heard from our interim pastor, Stan Buckley about the work that he is leading in Haiti.  Stan leads a mission ministry named, But God that focuses on bringing the hope and love of Jesus Christ through the Gospel to a people who are in desperate need.

Read more about Stan’s ministry here

For you non-readers, here is a six-minute video that gives a recap of But God Ministries.

This morning was an incredibly powerful morning from the musical worship set dedicated to songs that declare our God is a mighty warrior who goes before us, to the testimony of a member who has answered the call to go on his first foreign mission trip this year, to the message from Stan, to the commissioning of a college sophomore who will be spending her spring break in Guatemala serving in an orphanage. God is at work in and through Colonial Heights.  We are a church that takes seriously the call of God to take the Gospel to the nations.  I am so glad that God has called us to serve here, and look forward to hearing the testimonies of His power at work through all of our mission efforts in 2015.

Rest in Jesus,

Andy

Colombia Mission Trip Report

This past week I had the incredible privilege of joining the work that God is doing in Colombia as a group from our church participated in a mission trip to Barranquilla.  The sixteen member team was involved in several different areas of service.  We had a medical/dental team that ministered through treatment of various needs.  We had a construction team that assisted in the completion of a chapel at Casa Grande, a camp dedicated to serving the churches of Barranquilla that we have partnered with for many years.  We had an evangelism team that had the privilege of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ door to door in a neighborhood where a new church will be planted in the coming months.  Finally, my role in the team’s work consisted in evangelism and a two day pastor training seminar for local church plant pastors.  My focus for the training was the Biblical model of disciple-making. Continue reading