If one thing is clear in Scripture, it is this: God is a missionary God. His desire to bless the nations is a thread that is woven from Genesis to Revelation. And if we were to ask for just one proof of this, we need only look to Jesus. The incarnation, life, death, resurrection, ascension, and promised coming of Jesus is evidence of mission. Our heavenly Father sent him into the world, and “did not spare him” (Rom. 8:32), so that he might redeem sinners like us to himself.
Our missionaries serve at all points of the compass: Asia, Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa – just try and locate in your mind Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Scotland, Spain, France, Germany, and China (to name a few). And they are involved in a variety of ministries – church planting, mercy and medical ministry, reaching the poor, and engaging the intellectual.
World missions is a central feature of First Presbyterian Church. We count it an honor to be in fellowship with our brothers and sisters on the front line of the spiritual battle. As a church family, we engage in a “partnership…of giving and receiving”(Phil. 4:15) with our missionary family. Our prayers and financial support are vital, and we must not fail them. As the Lord continues to send out laborers into his harvest fields - and some of them from our own congregation – we pray that the Lord Jesus will be glorified. Keep this booklet near at hand and pray for these brothers and sisters regularly.
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas - Senior Minister