Each missionary took a minute to once again explain to the church the ministry that felt that God had directed them to. Then, each missionary was asked a series of questions publicly and they responded as a means of public confirmation that God was directing their paths. It was a beautiful time together. As representatives of our church Pastors Warren Frick and Robert Canfield participated. As a representative of the World Evangelism Committee John Pearson helped and then as a Deacon in Training Ben John Johnson served. These men were publicly asked to verify that the church trusted in these families and chose top send them out. Then the church takes time to gather around every couple and lay hands on them in prayer. We ask God to bless them and use them. We know that God is the only one that can use them. We recognize as do they that we are nothing and can do nothing but ask the great God of heaven to intervene on their behalf.
We do not know why God has chosen to bless us with so many good families that come through our church to go to the field but we do love, acknowledge and praise Him for it. We are seeing young men raised up out of our church but God has brought others to our church. No one can go through our church unless they have been under our ministry and training for 2 years. They can come but will not be full fledged missionaries out of Vision until this 2 years is up. That is to discourage people from coming to be with us that do not have our heart and vision for the world as a church.
We are so thankful for these families, as well as all the families we support and send out. Please be in prayer for them as we begin is amazing adventure of serving God across the world together!