We have just finished our World Missions Conference at Westside Baptist Church. God blessed in an amazing way through the testimony of two church planters from Washington, and three foreign missionaries going to Cambodia, Uganda, and Turkey.
Dr. Bob McQuery was our keynote speaker and God used him in a powerful way in the minds and hearts of our church family as well as this preacher. This was his first time to Westside and I hope it will not be his last. He is a new missionary to Turkey, but not new to the ministry serving in pastoral ministry both as an Associate, Senior Pastor, and VP of Northland Baptist Bible College. Please pray for he and his wife as they set out to start a new ministry in the same land which many of the churches mentioned in the NT once thrived and today there is 99.8% Muslim.
Tom Tract, missionary to Uganda, Africa preached on Saturday evening where we were all challenged to remember that the souls we are seeking to reach with the Gospel are truly our relatives all coming from the same earthly father Noah. May we never loose our passion for the lost in the World all around us. Please pray for the Tract family as they set sail on February 14th, for Africa.
I had the privilege to bring the Conference to a close with a challenge from Isaiah 61 regarding God’s call upon our lives to take the message of the Gospel to the uttermost part of the earth so that those in bondage may be set free from the chains of sin.
As we begin the year 2010 may we remember that Missions is important because missions is the heart of God.