“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
Jesus has come to earth as a sojourner in a different place than where He came from. Jesus came on a mission as a missionary to bring God’s message to people who needed to hear it. Jesus came to plant His church on earth and He began it with a few fellas that John the Baptist prepared to be ready for when He began His ministry on earth. Jesus came from Galilee to Judea to be baptized of John the Baptist because it was God’s will, it was Scriptural, and it was the right thing to do. Today, Daniel & Lindsey Grover and their new baby boy, Winston, have come, and I am so blessed to have them back here with us at Summerville Baptist Church. God used their years serving with the Passage Northwest to show them exactly the place He wants to use them to plant His church through them as His servants. God has burdened their heart to go to Libby, MT, and proclaim His message of the Gospel of His Son to souls who need to know Him as their Saviour. God is sending them to provide a biblical church for those who are part of His family and need to be serving Him and worshipping according to His Word. The Grovers have been with us many times, and they have been a great blessing before, but this is the first time for them to be here as church planting missionaries. We need more biblical churches planted in America. We need more healthy growing churches in America that are spreading the Gospel in their part of God’s creation and help support others to take the Gospel to other places in the world. This is God’s plan for worldwide evangelization. Missions is not merely a part of God’s plan for His churches, the spreading of the Gospel around the world is His mission for His churches. They have come here seeking support for them to be able to go to Libby, MT, to be God’s tool to be used to plant His church for His glory in that part of God’s creation. And we need more people from His church here in this place taking His gospel to people here, serving with their gifts for His glory in His church here, and bringing Him the glory He deserves in His church in this place.