Gospel Adventures (Missions)
We believe God has called us to make Lift International Church a resource-base to help others to preach the Gospel all over the world.
Jesus commands all Christians to share the Gospel, the message of His death and resurrection that conquered the penalty and power of sin. (Matthew 28:19-20 NIV)
Here are a few examples of the Gospel Adventures we are connecting with:
Vasgen runs Christian camps and works with the orphans in Armenia.
Having a Christian camp is a real challenge in Armenia. Many families cannot afford themselves to take part because of lack of money. When God put in my heart to arrange a summer camp I did not have anything except faith and great desire to be helpful to many families.
Although that was quite a challenging moment to me as a pastor, I had enough faith to declare the words of the psalmist: "I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth". (Psalm 121:1-2)
Lift Church were able to provide financial support which came at the right moment and totally covered the needs of those 30 people. Many of them could take part in an event like that for the first time in their lives. As one of the participants testified the camp was the most important event in her life as she could forgive and finally live free of bitterness and anger after 24 years.
Many participants were able to renew their commitment to Christ and be refreshed during our seminars and prayer nights. The Elders of our church testify that the atmosphere and the life of our church has been changed so much after the camp.
As we started to work with the orphans of our city this experience gave us enough courage to move ahead and to arrange a camp and a care for all the orphans of our city.
Joseph and Susan are Indian missionaries working on university campus in Bangalore.
They run a 10 month intensive developmental program to train and equip workers in the harvest field.
The mission of their New Staff Training Centre is "To develop Christ-like future leaders who are culturally and contextually relevant".
Susan has been officially assigned a room in the college by the college management and has many opportunities to counsel students and teachers of various religious faiths. After a few appointments she is able to introduce the clients to Jesus.
Brendan Lock and his wife Tash, who are the lead pastoral couple at Joy to the Nations church (Port Elizabeth), writes :
"At Joy to the Nations Church we work with an incredibly diverse community, ranging between black and white, rich and poor, old and young, with about 15 different nationalities being a part of our family!
Much of our focus in 2019 has been on equipping our people for ministry through leadership training and cross-cultural Ministry training.
We also partner with groups in the local community who run an orphan care program and a pregnancy-crisis counselling centre.
2019 was an incredibly exciting year at Joy to the Nations where we have seen God do the impossible in and through us."
Please remember these people in your prayers.
If you would like more information or to help with Missions support at Lift please contact us.