If we are not careful, we can become preoccupied with things that only concern us in the here and now, things we can readily see and touch. An apprentice of Jesus cannot afford to live with an out-of-sight, out-of-mind perspective.
Apprentices of Jesus find a way to engage in a world need of some kind – a way that extends beyond simply giving mental ascent to the plight of the nations. We use the phrase “adopt a world need” because it implies relationship and ownership, rooted in the understanding that the world and all of its people are ours to serve – both practically and spiritually.
What does it look like for you to adopt a world need? It is up to you, according to the unique way that you are wired. Some ways are:
- Investing your time to research and advocate
- Releasing your money to empower and bring relief
- Applying your gifts and interests to the places of greatest impact
- Offering your prayers to Jesus for his mercy to be poured out
As an individual church family, St. Albert Alliance Church presently supports three specific missions around the globe. They are Rod & Cheryl Hoople in Mexico, Curtis and Tricia in the Caribbean Sun, and Place of Rescue in Cambodia.
Every year, we also send a team on a Short Term Missions Trip to Mexico. If you are interested in serving on a team in the future...