The Figtree Mission Team has landed, and we’re all looking forward to a great week of intentional relationships and gospel proclamation. We’re excited.
Rob, what are you excited about this mission?
I’m really excited about the chance to get out and spend a week with people, a week loving and serving people, and a week speaking to people about the incredible God has given us in sending his son to die for us.
Lachlan, what are you excited about?
Mission week is a big week on our calendar at Figtree Anglican. We excited particularly about a very intentional week of proclaiming the gospel through intentional relationships. So, our goal is to build relationships with the people we know, and the people we don’t know, such that we might share Jesus with them. So its all about relationship building.
Naomi, what do you hope will happen this mission?
I hope that I will be able to have gospel conversations with people, whether that’s through door knocking, or meeting someone though one of the events. And I’m keen to put into practise some of the evangelism training I’ve been doing this morning, where we can share with people that Jesus died for us, and what great news that is. So I’m praying God will give me gospel opportunities.
Bruce, what are you looking forward to this week?
Twenty people have volunteered to come down here and join in a mission that this church wants to run. I’m not personally going door-knocking. I did go last year, but I found it rather exhausting. And some of the areas they’re going to are just too steep for me. But what I’m hoping is that not only will the students be involved in door-knocking but I’m hoping that there will be a good cross-section of our church membership that will join in. And I hope, I’m pray and hope, that out of all that effort, one person comes to church for the first time. That would be such a thing worth celebrating. Just one! If one or two people actually decide that’s the right path for the rest of their life, that would be great.
Vicky, what are you looking forward to?
We’ve got Nick staying. My husband John and I really wanted to have a billet just to get to know someone studying at Moore College. Just to see what it was like and have some chats about what life is like at Moore College. We hope to get to know him better, and we do hope that the puppy doesn’t eat him. That’s what we’re most worried about, and why we nearly said no to taking someone in this week.
Please pray for both the Figtree mission team, and Figtree Anglican. This is a big week in the life of the church, and we’re praying that God would use us to call the lost to Jesus, and draw them into Christian community.