Outreaches, collaborations and missions are important aspects of our ministry, and more importantly, of our walk with God as individuals. The ministry of Jesus Christ reached out to the sick, the poor and the lost. He met them in their need, shared the love of God with them, and brought them back into a right relationship with God.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." (Matthew 25: 35-36)
Our outreaches have been varied activities aimed at sharing God’s love with the people in our community. We have had a variety of meals open to the public designed to create a friendly and safe atmosphere where we can get to know and meet the needs around us.
Our collaborations with other Christian and charitable organizations in our immediate and broader community enable us to help meet needs that we could not on our own. They enable the power of God to flow more freely by providing a more strategic framework and approach to reaching larger needs in the community.
Our collaborations also take us outside our Christian environment and allow us to contribute and have influence in key secular arenas. These include the World’s Addiction Conference in Mexico City in September 2009 and Beyond 2008, an initiative of the Vienna Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) Committee on Narcotic Drugs, implemented in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drug Crime (UNDOC) and financially supported by the European Commission, governments, and a number of other NGOs.
Local, national and international missions are important in obeying the call of Christ to make disciples of all the nations. We are financially and prayerfully supporting a small Cuban church in their outreach to lost souls in that country. The relationship that has been fostered has been a blessing to not only them, but to us as well. We also financially support and participate with other local ministries and organizations.