The Missions Committee is looking forward to Winfield Bible Chapel’s Missions Conference 2016, scheduled for October 7,8,and 9. In just a few weeks we will have the opportunity to focus on visiting missionaries and their ministries. The theme for this year is “Reaching by Teaching”. Some of the many activities planned include: a Men’s Prayer Breakfast, Ladies Luncheon and Missionary Time with Teens. The details for the Conference will be published soon – please mark your calendars and plan to spend time focusing on the work being accomplished by God through our missionaries.
The Missions Committee endeavors to encourage and help members of our local church body to participate in mission’s activities. This year several members of Winfield Bible Chapel participated in Short Term Missions trips. Our hope is that as members participate in short-term trips they will become passionate about taking the Good News of Christ to the lost.
This year we were blessed to add new missionaries to those that Winfield Bible Chapel supports. Tom and Alli Hallman who serve with Disciple Makers at Penn State University are new to our support but have been participating in our Missions Conferences for many years. This year also saw the loss of Randy Hentzel who served in Jamaica with TEAMS for Medical Missions. Randy and his co-worker Harold Nichols were murdered in May of this year while out to inspect a foundation for a house that was to be built when the next J- Team arrived. John and Linda Heater, the new directors for TEAMS, will be able to update us at the Missions Conference on how losing these dedicated workers has affected the mission and how God is turning something meant for evil into something good.
Missionaries are in a battle to win souls for Christ. Many of them have significant needs but unfailingly they ask for us to uphold them in prayer. As a committee we are humbled and consider ourselves blessed to be able to contribute to their support. Let us as a church body continue to be faithful in prayer and support for those whose lives are wholly devoted to spreading the light of Christ into a dark world.