Browsing through the channels on our no-cable-access television, my wife came across a pastor friend of mine. He was interviewing people who were volunteering at a school in Vancouver near where we live.
One of the people he interviewed said that his reason for volunteering was, “I wanted to go on a mission trip, but couldn’t afford it. I decided that volunteering locally could be a mission trip in itself. I can volunteer anytime and it’s just a drive across town.”
How can we convey to our neighbors that there is a rich and fertile mission field within driving distance of their homes? How can we convey to the mission-minded that Uganda and Puerto Rico and Mexico are honorable mission destinations but that the needs of people nearby are just as significant and just as rewarding to minister to?
There are many people in our churches and neighborhoods who would like to invest in the lives of others through mission work, yet they either don’t know the local opportunities or aren’t sure about how to get involved.
There are mission opportunities galore at SAFE Family Ministries and we would like to make those known. We also would like to help prepare visiting missionaries to work among our “indigenous people group” by providing them an orientation and training event.
On Saturday, October 29th, SAFE Family Ministries is again hosting a “Mentor and Volunteer Training” day at our location on Lewis Highway in Chehalis, Washington. The times are 8:30AM to 4:30PM, and our Residents provide a delightful array of food, refreshments, and snacks.
Perhaps you or someone you know has considered and talked about how nice it would be to have the chance to do even a little mission trip somewhere. Perhaps you or someone you know has a heart for missions but has no idea how to go about being involved.
Perhaps you or someone you know has been on mission trips in the past and can be part of encouraging and helping others discover the amazing blessings that flow from investing in the lives of others who either don’t know Jesus Christ or don’t know Him very well.
Get in touch with us; have a friend, neighbor, or fellow church member get in touch. Give us a call, drop us an email, come by the House. Fill out the online “Volunteer Survey” form and send it to us or drop it by. The message of Christ’s love and mercy are needed right down the road and there are ears ready to hear.
Yours in the Master’s Service,