Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
If you live in the Rio Grande Valley, and care about world missions, then I have some wonderful news to share. The Perspectives course will be offered in Los Fresnos starting in January 2012. (Yes, I know that is a long way away, but I couldn't wait to post information about it). For those who need to know, Perspectives On The World Christian Movement is an in-depth study of Christian missions. Over the course of a semester you will study the Biblical basis for missions, the history of missions, and will learn practical strategies for doing missions well. The study meets once a week. I attended this course while I lived in South Carolina; I give it my highest recommendation. While planning for this course continues, you can get a head start by visiting the Perspectives website here.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
For the past several years we have been privileged to host a team from Criswell College each summer. It's a required mission trip for them, and a big blessing to us. They were here last week to help in our VBS. Besides this, they did some painting at our mission center, and some construction work on one of our church buildings. Below is one of the Criswell gang sharing the gospel at our soccer clinic.
Not at FBC! With about 300 people each night (including workers), FBC was "one happening place" during our VBS. I've been attending VBS since I was a wee lad, but it still means now what it meant then: lots of fun and laughter (and heat), with plenty of cookies and kool-aid to go around. The thing I enjoy most about VBS now, though, is that every year we get to meet, and minister to, folks we've never met before. It's very satisfying to know that, for a few days at least, these precious children were given God's eternal truth, by teachers who cared for them. And that is worth celebrating.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
OK, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, but I do have a little news. For a while now I have wanted our mission center to have its own website. I am hoping more people can find out about our ministry this way. And so I did it. There's not much whiz-bang, but it serves the purpose. You can even "like" us on Facebook! How relevant is that?
So, without further ado (has there been any previous ado?), I present the new Rio Grande Valley Missions website.