Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Living the Great Commission!


Missions is alive and well at Driscoll Baptist Church.  Three youth, all sisters, have regularly been involved in ongoing missions projects both here and abroad.  Within the last few months, LisaDawn R., and Kelly R., have prepared, organized and maintained a missions board.  Each month when the board changes to reflect different aspects of  missions work, missionaries, and how the gospel is being spread in the United States and throughout the world, the youth spend time praying for the missionaries.  The missions board can be seen in the youth room and is definitely worth the time to check it out.

Most recently, LisaDawn R., and her other sister Katy R., took the opportunity to lead the Wednesday night CrewKID program so LisaDawn could get some practical, hands-on experience working with children before she leaves for the Philippines in July, to share the gospel with children there.

LisaDawn and Katy presented action songs the students loved, and watching these 'cool' youth sing and act out motions encouraged the students to really get involved.  LisaDawn opened her Bible, and shared with them about Elijah and the prophets of Baal, and played games to reinforce the Bible story.  The students had a great time and one child shared that she wanted them to teach every week!

Collectively, LisaDawn and Katy have been to Ukraine, Costa Rica, and South Korea sharing the love of Jesus by leading VBS, facilitating Bible Studies and witnessing to the children one on one.  They are missionaries, at home and throughout the world, and they have taken literally Jesus' commandment in Matthew 28:19-20, "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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”