A NOTE FROM PASTOR DOUG
Grace Friends & Family,
Each year we raise money to support our ministry partners both here in Detroit and around the world so that they can continue to do the work that God has called them to do. God has blessed us with some world-class partnerships—people that are pioneering new and innovative ways of doing mission work in the hardest places in the world, reaching people who otherwise would never hear the gospel.
It has been a rough couple of years, and people all over our city, our state, and our world are hurting. It has been hard for all of us, and we are all trying to recover emotionally, financially, and spiritually from a time that has been draining and traumatic in ways we have never experienced before in our lifetime. It would be easy for us to take a step back, regroup within our families and church, and leave the hard work of “missions” to others. So why? Why are we asking that you give financially to support people you don’t even know when there are so many hurting in our own families and in our own city?
Matthew 28:19 says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
And Hebrews 13:16 says, “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”
God has commanded us to go—to share the Good News to All People. And God has called Grace Community Church specifically to help with that work in places like India, where our partners travel to poverty-stricken mountain villages, teaching important skills that will change lives and introducing people to Jesus.
Or places like North Africa, where our worldwide workers are giving their time, energy, and resources to encourage and support Christians meeting secretly in homes because they don’t have the ability to worship freely without the threat of violence and being ostracized.
And yes, right here in Detroit, where our partners know that children who can’t read well by the age of 8 or 9 are more likely to drop out of school, need government assistance, or end up incarcerated, so they’re trying to solve that problem where it starts and teach kids to read at or above grade level, all in the name of Jesus.
So Why Missions? Because God has called each of us to do His work in the world, and we can’t do it without you. Together, we can do more justice, show more kindness, and reach more people with the love and resources that God has so freely and generously given us.
Let’s see His Kingdom come, and His will be done. In Detroit and around the world. Join us.
Until They All Know,
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