Jesus said, “I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest” (John 4:35).
I e-mailed you last week to tell you about my congregation, a home mission, and how God, through WELS Home Missions, is blessing us and other unique mission fields across the country.
At Beautiful Savior in Fayetteville, N.C., we serve many military members who travel the world on our behalf to protect the freedoms, security, and peace that we enjoy.
How can we thank them? Your support of WELS Home Missions through your gifts and prayers ensures that the precious truth of God’s love continues to be shared with them, their families, and their fellow military members in our community.
At Beautiful Savior, like at other home mission congregations, we share the good news of the gospel through several outreach programs. One of our most effective ministries is called Time with Tots. Many of the mothers involved in this ministry are married to men in the Army. From among these prospects we have baptized several people, and about half attend Bible information class and/or worship at some point. Time with Tots is successful because it connects people in our constantly changing community with a church home.
There is such opportunity to share God’s truth here and at many other home missions around the U.S. Thank you for supporting WELS Home Missions through congregational offerings and any special gifts. Please consider a gift to Home Missions today.
Rev. Thomas Glende
Pastor, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Fayetteville, N.C.
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