Facing A Task UnFinished

Unfinished tasks!  In my life, there have been so many.  How about yours?  Sometimes it has been not preparing enough for studies, or something as simple as a sink full of dishes that didn’t get done or an unwashed car put off till it was so cold it had to wait for warmer weather.  There are constant reminders of unfinished tasks in our lives  but most are not a matter of life or death.

Yet if we are disciples of Jesus Christ we do have one great unfinished task and it is a matter of life and death! It is a task that we have been called to.  It is to go to all the world and share the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord!   Recently this commission was reinforced when recording artists Keith and Kristen Getty rewrote the song “A Task Unfinished”  .

Sunday, February 21 there is a world wide invitation for believers to join together and sing the new arrangement and be reminded that no matter what is happening in our lives and in the world we have one great unfinished task; to share the Good News!  The Getty’s are introducing this new song at  www.gettymusic.com.  To facilitate this clarion call they are making available the printed sheet music, PPT’s, videos, and other media free to churches.

I encourage all churches to sing this song on Sunday.  The tune is “The Churches One Foundation” and it has a new chorus added so it will not be daunting to teach this song.  Let’s join together and encourage each other to be true disciples.

The apostle Paul wrote to us in Ephesians 5:17-20

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Speak to one another in song and encourage each other to  complete our calling!

For those of us that the Lord has called to remain in the United States, there are 350 unreached people groups that our God has brought to us as refugees, immigrants, or international students.   Let’s be faithful and find a way to reach them!

 

Village Nomads

Thanks everyone that is working with me on this.  I feel so illiterate and backwards learning a new system and of course spelling errors.

Let’s see if this works!  I would like to add a link to a site and ask each of you to join us in praying for the church world wide.  Want change? Pray!   is a link to Prayercast, a helpful tool which encourages prayer for almost every country in the world.

Each country is represented by a short 3 minute video clip with a voiceover praying for the country all the while images of said country are shown.  At the end of the clip are three requests.  For many years Union Chapel has used the ministry of Prayercast during the Worship Service on Sunday mornings to enocurage believers to come into the throne room of our great God and petition for the needs of our world.  Look forward to hearing what you think about this great ministry.

 

Nomads

A definition from Merriam Webster ” a member of a people who have no fixed residence but move from place to place usually seasonally and within a well-defined territory”.

When we began serving as Village Missions District Representatives for the Midwest of the United States we began to live as NOMADS.  Twice a year we visit 26 fields (and counting) in our district to encourage missionary pastors and their families, meet with church boards, recruit at colleges, interview prospective missionary pastors, evaluate prospective fields, and help with work projects when we can.

Presently the Midwest district covers nine states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas (up to Wichita).

Traveling though rural towns and villages we have the opportunity to meet some incredible people, see beautiful sites, and share amazing stories of God’s transforming power in the lives of people that He loves.  Why not join us on these journeys and check in once in a while as David and I share where we are, what God is doing, and pray with us and for us.