Friday, December 8, 2017

Lansing Rescue Mission

Jesus' last words to His followers are still important today:

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8  

Being a witness means sharing Christ's love locally, regionally and globally.  Each of us can be guided by the Spirit; my Jerusalem is near the campus of Michigan State University (MSU).

Students from MSU joined me to serve regionally at the City Rescue Mission of Lansing.  We were invited to sort and price merchandise at the Mission Thrift Store.  Rescue Mission staff showed us what to do and we got to know one another.  As we worked together, staff heard the testimonies of students influenced by Jesus's words.
"[The Mission] provides shelter to about 150 women, children, and men every night and serve over 100,000 meals every year. [They] are a Christian ministry which exists for the sole purpose of meeting physical and spiritual needs in our community." (from

I'm grateful to be a sent missionary to MSU through Connection, the student outreach ministry of University Baptist Church.  The Sisters of Sigma Alpha Omega Christian Sorority read the words of Jesus and partnered in the effort.  Thanks to Connection ministry partners, reliable transportation for all of the students was available. 
Jesus' last words to His disciples are important today.  Together we are being strengthened by the Holy Spirit to see all peoples of the world know, worship and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.


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