Published on October 7th, 2009 | by kenmacgowan0
Good News from Glad Tidings
For some time the World Missions Department and we have been looking for ways to increase our missions budget to allow us to minister more effectively in East Africa. In August the WMD asked us to seek a ministry position in a local church, increasing our missions income while allowing us to plan three annual 6-week trips to East Africa.
We thank God for opening a wonderful door of ministry to us. Rev Kevin Shepherd, Lead Pastor of Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church in Burlington, Ontario, has offered me the position of “Missionary in Residence”, with immediate effect. Most of my duties in Canada will be related to missions strategy and training in Glad Tidings.
Will we continue to need your support? Yes, most definitely. We cannot continue to send money to our Uganda colleagues and prepare for the training seminars without you.
Will your donations continue to go towards ministry in Uganda? Yes, as they always have.
Is there a Scriptural model? Yes, the Apostle Paul joined the ministry team in Antioch (see Acts 11:26). Later he went on three missionary journeys, with Antioch his home base. Other churches were partners with Paul, with Antioch, and with each other. They gave toward his mission. Churches and individuals in Corinth (2 Corinthians 9:5), in Philippi (Philippians 4:10), and in other, unnamed places (2 Corinthians 11:5) helped financially, and received reports from Paul. Romans 16 lists several names.
Partnership: this new system maintains your partnership with us, but forms a new link with Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church in Burlington, furthering missions. Finally, it strengthens the link with African workers who count on your support and prayers, as they prepare to reach out to new, remote areas, and people who have never heard the Gospel. This is a partnership that includes a circle spanning 10,000 miles.
What difference will it make in your relationship with us? You will continue to hear from us, you will be kept up to date, and you will be able to rejoice with our other partners as we further the kingdom of God.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write. Thank you for continuing to partner with us, working in harmony with others around the world. May God bless you!