(One LINC Partnering Church + One LINC Mission Church = One Successful VBS Day!!)
Rev. Stephen DeMik (St.John, Cypress) had orchestrated and planned a one-day VBS to be held on July, 12, 2014, in an apartment complex near LINC Mission Pastor George Adegboye's church in Southwest, Houston (Fellow Citizens In Christ). BUT, at the last minute, the apartment had an unexpected meeting arise, and had to cancel. After all the planning, this was disappointing news! Rev. DeMik did not want to cancel VBS, so he prayed and contacted an apartment complex near his church in Cypress, and quickly distributed fliers to invite children to come. He also invited Pastor George's church members/children to come to enjoy the VBS in Northwest Houston.
"God had a completely different plan than we had," Pastor DeMik said, "but we are thankful for the opportunity we had to shine for Jesus in our own neighborhood!" Pastor George's church members were blessed by this event even though, for them, it took place in a far-away neighborhood. "This is what the body of Christ is meant to be!" Pastor George said. "We who have been blessed with God's love are to share it with those who have never or barely heard this Good News! We are called to make disciples of all nations and all neighborhoods! It was a joy to be in mission together with St. John Lutheran Church in Cypress whether it was in our neighborhood or theirs."
According to LINC Church Planter, David Wray, the members of St. John did a beautiful job of sharing the message of the cross and Jesus love with all the participants. He was very impressed with the way the Gospel was presented to the children. He observed that so much can be accomplished in one day if it is well organized. David remarked, "Sometimes we get overwhelmed when we think we need to plan a whole week of VBS, I think it would be fantastic if more of our LINC Partner churches would do more single day events like this to support and encourage our LINC Mission churches! These could even be done on any given Saturday throughout the year, not just in the summer."
Jesus said, " The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest fields."
We welcome more harvesters!! Please contact us!!
For more information about LINC Houston mission opportunities/needs, please contact:
Rev. David Kim, LINC Mission Director
Dorinda Werner, LINC Mission Service Coordinator