You really listen to someone’s last words. They’re important, even essential. Especially when that Someone is Jesus Christ. His final words to His disciples recorded in Matthew’s gospel are these: “…Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you; and I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
We take those words to heart, so we take the Word to the world. Morning Star missions is rooted in our love for Jesus Christ and those He came to save. That’s every person. Every person in Salem. Every person in America. Every person in Latvia and Honduras and China. Every person—all people—who draw breath and live, wherever they live, whoever they are.
He didn’t tell us to just play it safe, to stay snugly in our “comfort zones.” He told us to go…to go into all the world. He told us to support those who go, too.
Included in this brochure is information on the missionaries and missions organizations you help support through your giving to general missions. Our financial support is directed to three areas. First, we support pastors, planters and church partnerships. Second, we support evangelists. And third we support parachurch organizations.
If you’re a Christian, you’re a missionary. Missions are for you. You may be one who goes. You may be one who supports and encourages. Whatever your part, our prayer is that your heart will say with joy to the Lord, “Here am I, send me,” until the whole world knows!
Prayer is a vital way to support our missionaries. Feel free to contact any of them for a list of prayer needs and to be added to their mailing lists. If you want to start a prayer group for a specific missionary, let us know!
Your giving to general missions helps support all the missionaries listed in this packet, as well as helping fund short-term missionaries (usually young people in high school or college) who go to many countries. If you’d like to give specifically to one or more of the missionaries listed, just designate your gift accordingly and it will go 100% to that designation.
Feel free to write, call, email, facebook, or twitter any or all of our missionaries to encourage them! You’re also welcome to send gifts or supplies. Contact them to find out what they need.
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Every year, several teams take short-term trips (usually one-two weeks) to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Some trips focus on evangelism, others on construction or meeting medical needs, others on equipping nationals and encouraging the local church. Watch the website, bulletin, facebook and emails for details about upcoming trips. One might be just right for you! If you don’t go yourself, then how about partnering in prayer and finances?
Maybe you can think of another way you’d like to be involved in missions. If so, let us know by calling the offices, 503.581.2477 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org