We’re moving into one of the best times of the year in our Mosaic Fellowship calendar—Missions May! For the next three weekends, we’ll be hearing from some of the most amazing people on the planet—missionaries. And the ones we have slated to speak are the best-of-the-best in missions.
- This Sunday, May 8th (yes, Mother’s Day!), well be hearing from John Willis who has worked overseas for over two decades in everything from Bible translation to church planting. Due to the sensitive nature of his work, we will not broadcast or post his message. So you’ll have to be there in person to catch this one. (But we will live-stream our worship leading up to John’s presentation.) If you want to hear about what God is doing in some pretty surprising places of the world, be sure to join us at 8:30 or 10:00 a.m. this Sunday. We’ll also get an update from our own Bruce Anderson headed to Papua New Guinea soon.
- Sunday, May 15th, John Lewis, former pilot with MAF and President of Partners International, will be speaking. We’ll also be hearing from our own Elizabeth Jones who is headed to work in Jordan this year teaching English.
- After church on May 15th, we’ll be enjoying fellowship around the table with all our missionaries as we have a baked potato bar lunch at 11:30 a.m. Plan to get to know not only our missionaries better but other brothers and sisters at Mosaic. We’ll also introduce a new “Dinners for 8” opportunity at the lunch that is a great fellowship-builder for anyone who loves loving God’s people.
- Friday, May 20th¸ is movie and popcorn night as we enjoy a new movie release, Ends of the Earth, at 7:00 p.m. at Mosaic. (The trailer can be seen here at https://watch.endsoftheearthmovie.com/index/maf.) The movie is free of charge and any donations will go into our Missions Fund to help defray the cost. Bring the whole family!
- Sunday, May 22nd, Roger Morhlang, Wycliffe Bible Translator and former Religion Professor extraordinaire at Whitworth University will be sharing about some amazing yet very difficult things happening in the church in Africa. You won’t want to miss this man’s heart or the interview with Alfred & Jewel Ottosson that morning.
- Missions Faith Giving: throughout the month, we’ll be asking God to speak to each of us about how He wants to bless us through prayer and financial support of world missions. Whether you are on a fixed-income, unemployed or making tons of money, we believe God has some rich blessings for every one of us who will open our hearts and hands to making disciples around the globe. We have a goal of seeing God use us to give $65,000 to get and keep our missionaries on the field this year. Faith Commitment cards will be available for you to share with our Missions Team how much of that goal you will trust God to give through you this year (2022-23). As someone who has done Missions Faith Giving for nearly five decades now, trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this journey with Jesus.
Finally, TOMORROW (Thursday, May 5) is the annual The National Day of Prayer. Spokane Prays is heading up this year’s event locally from noon-1:00 p.m. So, come join our city in prayer for our nation at the North Shelter in Riverfront Park (enter at the north Howard St. entrance by the Flour Mill. It’s next to the Ice Age Play Area). Local leaders and dignitaries will be guiding us in prayer for a variety of arenas of public life in America. THE best thing you can do tomorrow to love our nation well is to PRAY.
Looking to God for the impossible,