Adventures in Missions

by Shelley Rogers, Missions Coordinator
As we expand our focus on global missions at Schweitzer, there are many ways to ask questions, explore, and get involved. This spring, we will install a wooden world map outside the Schweitzer Kids’ check-in area. This will be a visual reminder of our focus on global missions.

Going forward, each month we will highlight an unreached people group. We will share info sheets, ways to pray for missionaries and the regions, and have items to help kids and families engage together in learning about missions. This info will be available near the missions wall and in the Schweitzer E-news. During the months of April and May, we will focus on two people groups in China, the Tujia and the Uyghur.

I’m also thrilled to share some new ways you can connect with other people interested in global outreach. This spring we have three ways to get involved.

Adventure in Missions Book Study
Beginning on April 7 at 6 pm and continuing for 5 weeks, we will read and discuss the biography of Gladys Aylward, an inspirational missionary who reached out to people in China. She followed the call of God despite obstacles and roadblocks. This is an easy read that will appeal to a variety of ages. Anyone 13 and older is welcome to attend. It is a great opportunity for intergenerational relationships and discussion. Books will be provided. Sign up for this study.

OTC International Students Partnership
In March, we began a partnership with OTC and their international students. We hope to be friendly faces to these students who are adjusting to our local community. Please email me at srogers@schweitzer.church if you would like to be involved in encouraging and mentoring a student. Recently, Gary Potts encouraged and mentored students by helping them fill out government forms.

International Night of Worship
On Sunday, June 2, at 6 pm, we will have an International Night of Worship. Join us for a beautiful night of worship with local churches serving people from around the world.

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