Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:19-20)
The Global Missions Ministry is founded on the Great Commission. Since 2003 we have traveled to other nations to spread the love of Jesus Christ. Presently we have ministries in Burkina Faso, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Haiti.
Even when we cannot have face-to-face ministries, our work continues through partnerships that we have developed in each country.
In Burkina Faso, we continue to help support Orphans and Vulnerable Children. In Jamaica, we are working with Rev. Vanya Grant as he establishes a new church. In Nicaragua, we are giving support to a young seminary student as well as to his church family. Haiti is our special focus in 2020 as we seek to carry out our final year of Haiti Walk 5K, our fundraiser to support VillageMed in building a much-needed pediatric clinic in Leyaye, Haiti. The walk, originally scheduled for September 2020, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are looking to reschedule for Spring 2021. VillageMed has continued to move forward with logistics involving the Haitian government and partners there.
We continue to seek God’s guidance as we move forward at this difficult time. The people, already enduring extreme poverty and accompanying health issues, have suffered from the Ebola virus, the chikungunya virus, terrorist attacks, locust infestation, and presently COVID-19. Since 2014, at varying intervals, our missionary trips have been impeded in various countries because of these problems. We look forward to the time when we can resume our missionary journeys.
Each year Global Missions Ministry Sunday is held to celebrate and glorify God for the opportunity given us to serve in carrying out the Great Commission. We share with the congregation information on our activities over the past year and seek support for our initiatives. For 2020, it will be held on September 27, during our virtual worship service. The ministry is an extension of the body of Nineteenth Street Baptist Church. We are dependent on the contributions of our church family and on fundraising efforts to support our initiatives. We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous support in the past and ask you to prayerfully consider your contribution for September so the church can continue these initiatives.
We invite and gladly welcome anyone who would like to become a member of Global Missions Ministry. In addition to people who travel, we need people for activities here at home, including for the Haiti Walk 5K and membership recruitment.
Phillis Walls Cooke, Global Missions Ministry leader
Here am I; send me. (Isaiah 6:8, KJV)