Jim and Debbie: I am happy that you now are very seriously in Jesus’ Mission Enterprise through Bridges.
Our Lord Jesus is a missionary God who always goes much farther to seek the lost one, leaving those ninety-nine in the fold. And, also like the outcast tax collector Zacchaeus, who was not sure that God cared about him.
Always when I visit here in the USA, I see many who are lost- equally in the highly insulated wealthy life like the young rich man in the Bible and those in the depths of poverty without hope for this life and the life to come.
The ministry of the Church of Jesus Christ is to both groups to give the freedom from the bondage through the new birth in the Spirit to the Kingdom of God.
Mission work always works both ways; bringing joy and spiritual edification to the Church that unreservedly engages in mission and to the individuals or communities that receive the mission.
I pray that you and your Church be blessed in the mission work that you started.
Rev. Iteffa Gobena Molte
AACC Ecumenical Envoy to the African Union
Past President of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY)