Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11 ESV
Missions restoration goes beyond winning souls and restoring them to a right relationship with God. It incorporates the investment of time, energy, and support to restore lives in various situations.
Crisis relief demands swift and precise acts of love. After disaster strikes, the most common need initially is to restore hope … hope that those affected will once again see brighter days and restored lives.
Building Projects are a visible witness. The construction of a church building represents a beacon of hope to all who are able to view it, knowing the love of Christ lives within its walls.
The end of last year saw an increase of natural calamities on a scale never before seen. Church of God World Missions stretched its arm of love and immediately sent funds and provided necessities to assist those lost in a realm of nightmares. The church became a haven of safety and security to those swept into the dredges. Not only was the constituency of the COG impacted, but countless others were the recipients of the generosity and received salvation in the process, as well.
International World Missions Director Dr. David M. Griffis and International Assistant World Missions Director Dr. M. Thomas Propes continue to monitor areas where help is needed on an extended basis. Our COG people know World Missions cares, and that its leadership intercedes in prayer for them and their families while the dire circumstances persist.
Yes, World Missions is all about restoration … repairing, rehabilitation, rebuilding, renovating, and the returning of the King of Kings to His rightful place as Savior of the world. By following His course, we are assured of His abiding love and peace!