Faith Promise Commitments:
Our Faith Promise commitments enable us to support our missionaries and what God is doing through them around the world. In the last 11 months, you have responded to God’s call and given more than $407K through Faith Promise to fund our Missions budget. Glory to God.
Please ask God how you and your family can take a step of faith and give to Faith Promise above and beyond regular UNLEASHED giving. Our Missions Team uses the Faith Promise commitments to determine the next 12-month budget and then inform our missionaries of our intended support. It is helpful if you would return your Faith Promise Commitment card (name is optional) or fill it out online by March 6.
You can now make a Faith Promise Commitment online below:
CLICK HERE to make an online Faith Promise Commitment (April 2016-February 2017)
CLICK HERE for a pdf version of the Faith Promise Commitment card.
Missions Kick-off Potlucks
Sunday, February 19 @ 9:00 and 10:30 am
Bring a dish to share and join one of three groups to enjoy brunch together while getting better acquainted with one of our RDFChurch-supported missionaries. Sign up in your Adult Sunday Class, or choose a group to join that day and there will be plenty of food.
9:00 am in Fireside Room – Bill Galipault of Missionary Athletes International (Hosted by Seekers and New Friends Fellowship classes)
9:00 am in E206 – Jeff Bell of Reign Ministries (Hosted by Common Bond, Catalyst and 3 Strands classes)
10:30 am in E106-109 (Center Building) – Andrea Leach of Adventures in Missions: The World Race (Hosted by Discoverers and Together in the Word classes)
Global Connections Dinner:
Saturday, March 4, at 5:00 pm – Center Bldg.
Here’s what you can expect:
- Great food
- Great music
- Engaging speaker: This year, Kimberly Baker will be sharing with us about how God is working in Lesotho.
- Mexicali Commissioning: We will also have the privilege to pray for our students who are going to serve in Mexicali over Spring break.
Children: A full program for children through 5th grade will be provided by the Mexicali Outreach Team. Please feed children 2 years and younger beforehand and bring children 3 years and older a sack dinner.
Tickets are only $10 for junior high age and up (Mexicali Team members will be serving and do not need a ticket).
To purchase your tickets, please register HERE until Friday evening, 3/3, or purchase Sunday mornings on the patio.
2017 Short Term Missions Opportunities:
*For an application, or to learn more about short term missions, please contact Sandi Leach at firstname.lastname@example.org
Refugee Ministries – Athens, Greece
When: June or July 2017
Length: 10-12 days
What: Helping in basic ways in the refugee “camp” put on by International Teams.
Each year, refugees are given an opportunity to go up out of the city to spend a week in the mountains – we would help with basic tasks (including food preparation).
Faith Promise Missionaries: Ken & Lisa Dirrim.
Refugee Ministries – Northern Thailand
When: Late May/Early June
Length: 10 days
What: Helping “Partners Relief and Development” with their ongoing ministries of teaching English, agricultural, basic health treatment and education.
Faith Promise Missionaries: Fran & Lori Derocher.
“Christmas Celebrations” – Extreme Response
Length 7-8 days
Where: Philippines, South Africa, or Ecuador
What: Helping an ongoing tradition of helping to host “Christmas Parties” as an outreach to people living in and around the trash reclamations locations. “Christmas Outreach Teams serve with Extreme Response staff members, partners and local volunteers by providing gifts, food, games, crafts, face painting and lots of hugs.”
Faith Promise Missionaries: Russ and Gina Cline.
Missionaries We Support
*We also support several missionaries whom cannot be listed due to the dangerous nature of the countries in which they are serving. God knows who they are; Please join us in remembering them in prayer!