The Apostle Paul wrote to the Romans that "while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Jesus shows us what it means to make a difference. He chose to give His life for us so that we could live. When we ask the question, 'why do we make a difference,' it's because Jesus showed us what it means to make a difference.
The beauty of the gospel is that Jesus uses people like you and me to become the church and join him on his mission.
Even though we are all broken because of sin, in Jesus' death and resurrection, Jesus takes our brokenness and mends our hearts, making us whole again. Because of what Jesus has done in our lives, we make a difference by becoming the church and going on the mission with him. We allow Jesus to use our story and our resources so that others can experience the grace, forgiveness, salvation, and wholeness that Jesus gave his life for.
From the beginning of His life on earth, the mission of Jesus was to heal the world. In the Gospel of Luke, a story is shared about Jesus hanging out with "tax collectors and other notorious sinners." This made the religious people of the day very angry with Jesus. As they voiced their frustrations, Jesus said that His mission was to heal the world. He didn't come for the healthy because "it is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick." As we follow Jesus, He commands us to make a difference and that means we are people becoming the church, on the mission with Jesus to help heal the world. We do this by loving Jesus and loving people.
LOCAL MISSIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Our local missionaries and organizations are helping the community where it hurts right here in Kent and the greater Seattle area. We believe in these organizations and the work they are doing to help heal the world.
Our missionaries around the world GO throughout the globe with the mission of loving Jesus and loving people. Through our missionaries, people throughout the world are able to hear about Jesus, choose to follow Him, and then grow in their faith and teach others to do the same. In many cases, our missionaries are doing more than just meeting the spiritual needs of the people in the communities they serve. They are also meeting the practical needs of the community. Some of our missionaries are in sensitive countries and are not pictured.