For the past many years, LJCF men have attended the Mighty Men Advance weekend conference. Each year, hundreds of men from around the western United States gather in South Dakota to celebrate Jesus. The conference features half-a-dozen speakers who encourage men to be mighty men and advance the kingdom of God. The event is called an “advance” not a “retreat” because mighty men of God have the purpose to advance the kingdom of God in a dark and broken world.
On Sunday, April 11, 2017, the men came back from the conference and talked about what they learned and how they were encouraged.
Jesus told his disciples to go throughout Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and all of the world telling anybody about Jesus (see Acts 1:7-8). Christian mission trips are journeys with the specific purpose of telling a certain group of people about Jesus and even showing that group of people the love of Jesus through acts of mercy and help. American Churches often talk about foreign mission trips; to countries in the third world or ones suffering from great poverty or political persecution. Yet, more local mission trips are also of great Kingdom significance. On some missions, we go into “the ends of the earth”. Other times, we go into our own Jersusalem, Judea and Samaria; areas that are a part of our familiar culture.
On June 4-9, the LJCF Youth group will travel to Florida for a in-country mission trip. Grades 8th through 12th are invited. The cost per person will be approximately $1,000.00 and the youth group will be fundraising over the next few months. Pray for them and seek ways you can support those who are going.