7.09.2017

Micah's first overseas MISSION TRIP.


Micah is coming home! Micah is coming home!
He has been living in Northern Ireland the past two weeks serving on a mission team.
His first overseas mission trip ... and he fell in love with the Irish people.
"Three days this week we were invited to lunch by the sweetest elderly people to walk on the face of this earth. They have served us unconditionally throughout this trip. Many of the beds we are sleeping on were given to us by the same people who fed us." - Micah
I love his description! 
And I love that the world is filled with believers. Brothers and sisters in Christ in every culture, ready and willing to serve one another, encourage one another, and preach the Gospel together so the Good News of Jesus Christ can be heard, understood, and accepted around the globe.

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? 
And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard?
And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 
And how are they to preach unless they are sent? 
As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Romans 10:13-15


The team is ready to fly "across the pond!"


Together on the Island, and ready to get to work!


VBS!
Along with being part of the Worship Team, 
Micah had the privilege of portraying Pharaoh during the skits.
(His dramatic flare comes directly from his father. I would have been the one working on props where no one could see me. He is most definitely his father's son!)
200 + children filed into the church all week long to find smiling teens eager to play with them and most importantly, tell them about the love of an amazing God who sent His only Son to die for them
- so they might LIVE!


An impromptu music session with the team and the Ireland hosts.
Drummers will use anything to create the percussion piece of music!


A small sampling of the beauty of Northern Ireland that surrounded the team during their trip.


Not only did the team serve children through VBS, they also ministered to the elderly, and hosted a Youth Day at the high school for the local teens. "Youth Day was one of the best days!" - Micah
(Photo: one of the teams ready to play games on Youth Day)

On Sunday they hosted a huge outreach to the community. A wonderful way to end their trip!
Other activities of the week included Street Evangelism and Door-to-Door Evangelism.
"The door to door evangelism is hard and frustrating, but has proven successful many times over the past week, and proven that God can use a bumbling fool to spread the Gospel." - Micah




The team poses with their new friends from their host church in Newtownards, North Ireland.
How beautiful is that the body of Christ is FILLED with godly, loving people who desire to serve the Lord - and invite others to join them.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: 
just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 
By this all people will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.” John 13:34, 35

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