Our primary focus in international missions in 2021 will be to stay, stand with, and support our international partners.
There is a story in Exodus of the Israelites fighting the Amalekites. Moses was the leader of the Israelites. Whenever Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage over their enemy. But when he dropped his arms, the Amalekites gained the advantage. Moses’ arms got tired, so two men, Aaron and Hur, stood on each side of Moses, holding up his arms and supported his hands in the battle. The book of Exodus records that they held his hands steady until sunset, so the Israelites defeated their enemy that day (Exodus 17).
We want to be Aaron and Hur for our international partners and missionaries. They are fighting for the people in their communities and it can be easy to grow tired and weary on the front lines of ministry. We want to stand with them and support them through prayer, encouragement, and financial support, so that their hands can hold steady in the great work they are doing.
We are going to have a team of people who intentionally supports our international partners and missionaries next year while staying in Palm Coast.
Purpose: To support our international partners and missionaries in Guatemala, New Zealand, and Ukraine through prayer, encouragement, and financial support
When: December 2020 - April 2021 (5-6 meetings)
What: To be equipped to pray, encourage, and financially support our international missionaries and partners
Team Member Expectations:
· Attend monthly meetings and pray together with teammates for Epic’s partners and missionaries, and for the world. (We will give you a book, Pray for the World, as a resource.)
· Pray regularly for international partners and missionaries. (We will give you regular prayer updates from our partners and missionaries.)
· Raise $1000 for specific projects in Guatemala, New Zealand, and Ukraine. (We will equip you to do this!)