Sunday night – the “Fab Four from FBC El Dorado” gave a report to the church on their recent trip to Bangalore, India.
I also took the opportunity to “Throw Out There” some thoughts about the future of missions and FBC.
Several of you who could not make it Sunday night have asked to see the service on-line or on a DVD. Due to the security issues involved with where and whom we will be working, however, it will not be available for public viewing.
Having said that, I do want to inform as many as possible about the future as it relates to missions. Since it is “Throw It Out There Thursday!” – why not today?
The Lord made it abundantly clear He wants and has called FBC to make efforts to impact lostness among the “Urdu Speaking Muslims” (USMs) in South India. No doubt about it. I wrote about this more here.
What this means EXACTLY – I’m not sure . . . yet.
But it AT LEAST means FBC will be sending teams several times throughout the calendar year to work with our new friends there – who are focused on reaching the USMs.
The next opportunity? Late October/Early November 2014. I’m looking to put a team of 6 together – including at least 2 women. I’ve already heard from 2 FBCers. Who else is in?
Another opportunity the Lord has put right in FBC’s lap is having another couple currently getting ready to go to an area in Asia with the IMB to work with a UUPG (Unengaged Unreached People Group). Are we going to do all we can to help them impact lostness? Oh – You betcha!
Other goals I “Threw Out There” Sunday Night:
- By 2020, FBC plans an average of 10 international trips per year.
- By 2020, FBC has an established partnership with the IMB and a *UUPG.
- By 2020, FBC sends teams sporadically throughout the year to 2 church planting partnerships in major U.S. cities.
- By 2020, FBC has commissioned 1 family to live overseas for Gospel.
- By 2020, FBC sees Hispanic Mission become an independent congregation.
- By Summer 2015, FBC implements ‘Mission El Dorado.’
- Within 5 years (end of year 2018) all FBC SS classes and/or small groups involved in specific local mission efforts.
- By December 2015, see FBC give $200,000.00 to the LMCO.
FBC exists to nobly dare – in the power of the Spirit – to make known the commanding claims of Christ here and everywhere.
May God do far more than we could ever ask, imagine, or think for the sake of His glory among all nations.