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Seattle Mission Trip Update Posted 7.18.2012

Want to hear what God is doing in and through our students in Seattle this week? Hannah Nachef is updating a blog every day -- so check out the link and follow along.  And pray!  Here is today's blog entry to whet your appetite!! 

 

And the journey begins! Today, we arrived in Seattle, WA—safe and sound, and thankfully in one piece.  After meeting Pastor Troy at the airport, we began our commute to our destination for the week, the city of Snohomish.  Which let me tell you, this place is by no means a “city.”  Having a population of 9,098 (according to the 2010 U.S. census), Snohomish is a little community described by Pastor Troy as “white and folksy,” an environment very different from the cosmopolitan life of Seattle. For the next week, our team of students will be working with the Bridge Church, where Troy serves as executive pastor.  And we will be serving in a variety of ways—from prayer walking to putting block parties to passing out water.  And most importantly, we are looking for opportunities to actively share the Gospel!

“Evangelism is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.” - D.T. Niles

Coupled with our missional activities, we will also be reading through Greg Stier’s book,
entitled “Evangephobia,” a devotional guide to overcoming one’s fears of evangelism and learning how to effectively share the Good News. And along with this book, we are making our way through Philippians.  In our late night discussion, we talked about the importance of having unity within the body of Christ, a kind of unity that extends beyond the walls of our home churches.  And further, we talked about the importance of humbling ourselves and stepping out of our comfort zones in order to reach others for Christ.  We have been called to go and make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20).  And we have been called to work as one unit for the glory of God.  

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Jesus Christ had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” - Romans 15:5-6

This is our prayer for this week, that we may grow to be more like Jesus, and that we may be given opportunities to show others His love and His work within us. 


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