In Acts 1, Jesus told his disciples that they would be his witnesses to the end of the earth. Here at The Village Church this command takes us from not only making disciples by loving locally but also to making disciples by loving globally as well. Through short-term mission trips to work alongside of faithful workers, and through the generous giving of the local church that allows us to send needed supplies and resources along with financial aid, we are able to help support the work of the Kingdom that happens around the world.
Below are some of the ways that we are involved in loving globally.
Action Packs are like care packages sent to Voice of the Martyrs and then delivered to Christians in areas where access to basic necessities is lacking and where they are suffering for their faith in Christ. Items might be daily necessities like soap, blankets, bed sheets and or clothing. Along with these items, a Bible is included in each pack.
Operation Christmas Child is a ministry extension of Samaritan’s Purse International Relief. The goal is to fill simple shoebox or similar container with gift items or every necessities. OCC then takes the gifts throughout the world and distributes them to children. Every shoebox comes with the presentation of the Gospel and an invitation to a 12-week course where the child can learn how to follow Jesus.
Working with Africa Inland Mission, in 2017 Byron High School graduate Erin Hudgens moved to Tanzania, Africa to reach the Zigua. The Zigua are a people known to be 100% unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through medical and educational programs, Erin and her team members live and labor among the Zigua sharing the hope and truth of Jesus Christ with them.
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