Engage In Local Missions
In a world that needs Christ more than ever, you can strengthen and grow the global church through ministries of compassion, developing leaders, and sharing the good news.
Blessed to be a blessing. As Christians we not only get the opportunity to share in relationship with God, but also we have the privilege to share His blessings with those around us. Those blessing are shared through us in forms of prayer, serving, and giving. We can pray for local and global missions and intercede on their behalf, praying for their staff, the people they serve, and specific prayer requests. We can also serve local and global missions by joining into the work they do, and using our hands and feet to share God’s blessings. We can also give monetary and specific needs to local and global missions, enabling them to continue the work God has called them to do.
Our hope at Faith Church is to invite you into a spiritual journey of engaging in missions.
Mission of the Month April 2022: Church Rebuilding in Brazil
Last fall, we learned from our RCA Global Mission partners Thiago and Lia Dantas about heavy rains and flooding in Manaus, Brazil. Due to the heavy rains, the sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of Manaus (IPM), Dantas’ home church and an RCA partner church, completely collapsed. IPM church members are committed to helping with rebuilding costs, but the total costs are significant, and RCA Global Mission has asked supporting churches in the US to prayerfully consider assisting with this need. The re-building is now underway and Faith’s Consistory has approved this need as our April Mission of the Month.
We will share more details in worship on April 17, and receive the offering throughout April online and during worship on April 24.
Mission of the Month – March 2022: Felipe & Janelle DeWaard-Silva in Romania
Faith Church mission partners Felipe and Janelle DeWaard-Silva operate a rock climbing gym for children in an impoverished community in Romania. This gym has had an incredible impact on the lives many children and families, and has led to a new church plant as well. Currently, the gym has some tangible needs and we would like to help. Their climbing shoes have holes in them, and it will cost around $2500 USD to replace all of the shoes. We have invited our Faith Kids to learn more about the gym and raise money for new shoes. If you would like to give to this cause, would you consider giving through one of our students? They are excited to be the frontrunners on raising these funds! Any checks given through our students will be run through the main office like a regular offering. Otherwise we encourage you to give cash (especially cleaning out your change jars!). You can learn more about the gym at https://www.faralimitesdc.com/