We are also getting ready to kick off our Missions emphasis month. Kink of like GO week back at Huntington University but not as compact. There is a family here at the church who is getting ready to be missionaries with Wycliffe in Indonesia. They will speak first then each Wednesday night for 4 weeks. The big finale is having three of our current missionaries coming and speaking over a weekend
Now these two different events show very different ways for our church to shine.They are two aspects of our church that I would say coming from the outside are the jewels of our ministry here. These songs both act as a prayer asking for God to shine down on our church and be the light to the darkness. That and they are two of of my favorite music videos.
Ephesians 5:13-21 states the following:
Each of us it to shine the light where darkness currently exists. The David Crowder video states that we need to shine our light so everyone can see it. Josh Wilson on the other hand asks God to shine his light on us so that others may see.
The passage is states that everything will become exposed by the light. We are a light to the darkness. Scioto County is a very large dark spot in that dark. Just to give you some facts about the county itself.
- The county is among the top 10 most impoverished counties in the state of Ohio.
- The county has made it to the FDA's top ten watch list for drug trafficking in the past.
These are just the ones I know off the top of my head. However there is a little hope in the community. There have been several softball teams that have made it really far in the state tournaments. There are also several people wanting to help. Our church alone gives out food to about 150 to 200 people who need it each month.
This is how we are showing a light in a dark area. Can we do more? Sure we could. However God has told us this is what we need to do at the current moment. Our light must come from God.
Please be praying for our church that as the new school year comes round that we would remain unified and that we would be a light to the darkest areas of Scioto county.
And i leave you with yet another song this time from Newsboys