Tabernacle Baptist Church
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Orange Team Report
Cary Roth, Matthew Early, & Brittanie Creamer
We would first like to thank you for all your prayers, encouragement, and financial support for our missions endeavor in Zambia. Your support was a vital part of the success of the trip and the eternal impact on the hearts and lives of the Lozi people. We thank God that we are a part of a church that is mission minded both at home and abroad.
This mission trip was unique in the fact that we were not accomplishing a specific project with tangible results but rather our mission was simple: Go and Tell. We started our ministry in Sesheke with a prayer walk. We walked through the thon on a 10 mile trek voicing our prayers out loud as God moved in our hearts. We discovered the power and importance of prayer walking as we prayed for God’s purpose, promises and blessings in the hearts of the people.
Each day we went out under the leadership of the Holy Spirit and the power of the Gospel. We met people at their homes, jobs, and throughout the town where they were. We used Creation to Christ and our personal testimonies to share the truth of Christ. The people believed in God but did not realize that Christ was the final sacrifice, desiring a personal relationship with them. We saw hearts changed as their eyes were opened to the power and redemption of the cross. We also encountered true followers of Christ who we disciple and encouraged to tell their testimony of how Christ set them free and gave them new life.
We are challenged in the work of the kingdom as ambassadors for Christ. God worked in our lives as we were bold and confident in obeying His command to go and tell. Daily we were able to testify about God’s promise that His Word would not return void. What an awesome display it was to see God’s hand move as we were obedient to His Word.
Though much was accomplished, there is still much work to be done and many more workers are needed. Just as we have been challenged, we also challenge you to seek God’s direction in fulfilling your part of the Great Commission according to Acts 1:8. Thanks be to God for the things He has done, is doing, and has yet to do through missions at Tabernacle Baptist Church.