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Pastor's Note - September 28

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” These are Jesus’ famous words from Matthew 9. A few weeks ago in our Wednesday Prayer Service, we took some time to meditate on these words, and do what Jesus called us to do. We prayed for more workers and laborers. Several weeks later, I am still reminded of our great need for more people to be engaged in the ministry and mission of the harvest – of bringing the light of the gospel to those in need. We have great opportunities all around us. On Sunday, we heard about Relentless Prison Ministry in Lansing Correctional Facility, ministering to incarcerated men. We know of Advice and Aid, which ministers to expecting women and families. We know of Mission Southside, bringing hope in the gospel to the underprivileged in our community. Particularly, they have need of those who will teach English to non-English speakers – a great opportunity to make connection with people from other faiths and backgrounds in our communities. There Eleos Coffee House, which hosts Bible studies and serves their community in Kansas City. Beyond that, we have friends, coworkers, and neighbors who need to know Jesus. And, many of us are raising our own young ones, that they may know and worship the Lord. The point is this: there is no shortage of opportunity or need for gospel ministry. And each of us, in some way, have a role to play in gospel ministry inside and outside the walls of the church. Let’s pray together that the Lord would equip us for such work, give us clarity as to how we are to use our gifts and times, and that He would raise up more laborers.

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