Global Missions and Local Engagement

 
Local Engagement and Opportunities to Connect

 

Charles and Janet Baldis, our Missionaries to Slovakia is in need of a vehicle to use while in the US during the months of December and January. They will be here celebrating and helping with the arrival of their first grandchild! They would use the vehicle mostly for local travel (in the DC area) as well as a trip up North to see family. If you have the means to bless this family, please contact Pastor Lane at 540-793-4816 or lane@rainbowforest.com.

 

Looking to give a gift this Christmas that keeps on giving? Consider giving gifts of hope in action! GPPD’s gift catalogs are available and can be found in the lobby of The Crossing or visit GPPD Catalog to browse the catalog on line. 

 

Short Term Mission Trips 

 
It’s Not Too Late To Join GPPD on a Short Term Mission Trip in 2023 to India and Jordan
 

India: February 15-25

India is about a third the size of the United States and with over four times the population size containing over 2,600 distinct people groups. The trip will include ministry opportunities among three of our Unreached People Groups (Banjara, Chenchu and Koya). A sample preview of what is planned:

-Visit the community centers and encourage children and youth in our child sponsorship program

-Meet and show God’s love to widows through a message and tangible gifts of a Sari and blanket

-Visit and dedicate new wells installed by GPPD

-Assist area leaders in their ministries
 

Jordan: March 9-18

Approximately 85% of refugees in Jordan live in an urban setting. The vast majority of them are in the capital city of Amman. The week will be spent getting to know refugees from Iraq and Syria and show them God’s eternal love.  A sample preview of what is planned:

-Spend time encouraging our partners on the ground, staff, and workers in Amman

-Participate in church services and multiple women’s, men’s, and youth events

-Visit the homes of refugees to share tea, provide a safe place for them to share their stories, and bring food or other family necessities

-Visit a few historical sites (possible sites include Amman Citadel, Roman Amphitheater, Mt. Nebo, the Dead Sea, or the location where Jesus was baptized)

For more information and to apply to join us, visit trips@gpartners.org.

 
 
Prayer Focus
 

This week’s prayer focus is the Banjara of southern and central India, where Hinduism is the most prevalent religion. Among the 5.9 million Banjara, only .14% are Christ followers. The New Testament and the Jesus Film are available in their native language of Lambadi. Pray for the Lord of the harvest to send laborers among the Banjara.

 
Prayer Texts

 

Stay connected with our local and global partners by receiving prayer prompts via text messages daily at 8am. Prayer prompts for our Adopted Unreached People Groups (UPG) are sent every Thursday at 8am. Join us in praying by registering your mobile device at Registering Your Mobile Device. 

 
Giving
 

Financial gifts given to Mobilization Giving helps support missionaries who are making disciples globally, as well as individuals and ministries we’ve engaged locally, who are making disciples. Any size gift impacts this life-changing fund! Please give online to the Missions Fund or note “missions” when giving by check. As of November 6th, we are running a deficit of -$5,885.38 in giving (income) vs. budgeted.