In some of Jesus’ final words He gave us what is called The Great Commission. The commission to take His Gospel to every people and nation on earth. This command of Jesus leads us to missions. We of course believe that missions should be across the street and around the world. We need to reach our neighbor across the street and the unreached people groups of far away lands. It is our great joy to participate in God’s mission. We have been involved with overseas missions now since 2013 and it has completely reshaped our theology and understanding of who God is. At this point we cannot imagine our life without everyone of the beautiful people we have met in Africa.
Matt 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
Matt 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
We are actively involved in missions work in two different Africa nations, Senegal and Mozambique.
In Senegal we have one main mother church, two church plants and one church out in a very remote area. Our efforts there got started and continue to be with a children’s home. We have now started a second children’s home at the site of that remote church. (For security reasons we cannot mentions exact locations) We also do medical outreaches into remote villages. We offer computer and cooking classes to people near our missions’ base. This ministry is growing very rapidly and we recently finished construction of a bible school and a women’s discipleship home.
In Mozambique we have over 80 Vineyard church plants. Our main focus there is on training and raising up leaders to plant more churches and to run the national Mozambiquian Church. We have a diverse group of churches in Mozambique, everything from city churches, to bush churches. But 100 percent of our churches are ingeniously led. One of the great difficulties working there is the many languages spoken in Mozambique. So when we gather everyone together once a year for a conference it is a glorious representation of what heaven will be like – every tribe, tongue and nation.