The Lord has called us to be His witnesses to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8) We are so blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. We are so blessed to be a part of a church that is mission minded and we are thankful to be a part of a church family who supports our desire to serve The Lord across the oceans. We love Jesus so much and want others to hear of what He has done for us and what He continues to do. We want them to choose Jesus. So, this is not a medical mission or even a mission of going in and providing the people with basic necessities (food, clean water, clothing, shelter). This mission is about showing others the only necessity…..Jesus. Only Jesus can give them the gift of salvation. And our hearts desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.(Romans 10:1)
We have an incredible opportunity to GO into a place where the people do not understand or know the love that our God has for us. The god/ god’s the people group serve do not allow for them to have a personal relationship. Our hearts are broken for these people. We want them to know that our God is the God of peace and that He desires a personal relationship with us and longs for us to spend eternity with Him in Heaven.We will be spending 10 days in the area assisting in a church plant as well as discipling those who are seeking the Lord. This is also an opportunity for us to better understand the beliefs of the people and reveal the truth to them through God’s Word.
Leaving our children and our comfort zone is difficult, but the three of them seeing us go has created a desire within their hearts to go and serve too. And our prayer is that one day they will. This is also Gerald’s first time to fly, travel to another country, and go on mission. Very exciting!
So, we have decided to raise support for our trip by way of the wonderful, so comfortable, classic T-shirt. Not only will a portion of the purchases of shirts help support us on our trip, the shirt will also serve as a reminder to pray for those we will be witnessing to/discipling, and a reminder to pray for us as well.
We are thankful for you, your support, and your prayers!
For His Kingdom,
Gerald & Miranda Butts
Fund Leader: Miranda Butts
Fund Type: Mission Groups & Missionaries