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Archive for February, 2013


Feb 27

Un Nuevo Caballo para las Misiones. (A New Horse for Missions)

2013 | by Clint | Category: Field Updates,Global,Rabinal Achi

Caballo 2Last fall, DSC welcomed Dr. Jaime Jacobo Pineda and his wife Janette with us as special guests for our Global Missions Emphasis Week.  Just before bringing them here, several DSC folks who have been to Guatemala to serve alongside Dr. Jacobo and Jannette banded together to raise $5000 to help Jacobo pay for a new truck.

Jacobo and Janette travel to Achi land often to serve the Achi in Community Health Evangelism (CHE).  Our teams have ridden with them in their personal vehicle dozens and dozens of times, helping them wear it out on the rough roads in Achi country.  As a way to invest in them as missionaries to the Achi people, and to help equip them to make that treck countless more

Jacobo Caballo

Cowboy Jacobo with His new Missions Horse

times, the global missions budget matched the $5000 raised to give them a total of $10,000 to help with their vehicle.

What an amazing example of God moving among His people to provide for His purposes among the nations.  Thank you to those who donated directly, and to those that donate indirectly (via your regular giving).

Please join us in praising God for this gift and tool for His mission.  And please join us for a ride this May.

 

 

Feb 25

Coming to a Community Group Near You… SNAP!

Sunrise North Africa Partnership (SNAP) is DSC’s top global missions priority. It began back in 2006 when the Elders decided to expand the global missions focus by adopting an unreached people group (less than 2% evangelical Christian). Seven years later we are on the brink of sending out our first home grown church planting family to North Africa. They are slated to leave January 1, 2014. (For a running countdown till their departure, visit the SNAP home page) Lord willing, we will partner with Redemption Church (our first local church plant) to send out our second church planting family to North Africa in 2015.

SNAP countdown 320

Ever wonder why we call it Sunrise? Look here, or here: Isaiah 9:2; 42:6; 49:6; 58:8; John1:5; 2 Corinthians 4:6, 1 John 2:8, Revelation 21:23

As a way to help spread the vision and better familiarize the DSC body with our first SNAP family, they are seeking to visit every DSC Community Group before they leave in January 2014.

They visited their first CG last week and it is already making an impact on members of DSC:

“Having the first SNAP couple and their kiddos at our community group this week really helped me focus on the true mission we all have as Christians, to spread the gospel to the world. It gave our CG an opportunity to fellowship and get to know them before they leave for North Africa. We had time to learn who they are and why they want to go to another part of the world, and specifically North Africa, in order to share the gospel.” – Jason

“They invited us to partner with them to see the lost people of North Africa saved and to join in the ministry that God is doing and is going to do there. Hearing their hearts for overseas mission work and what the Lord has already done with them has me excited to share in this work of the Lord. Initially I had concerns and this meeting helped turn those concerns into support and confidence for this missionary effort.” – Valerie

By the end of the night, 3 families in this CG had offered to baby sit their children as they go to other CGs, and one person had offered to donate over $10,000 worth of product to be auctioned off from the business he works at to raise money for SNAP.

God is already moving to mobilize prayer, service, and funds toward this endeavor. This is what it means to dig in.

SNAP Digging in Congregation

To learn more about SNAP click here, church planting click here, and to start giving toward this end, click here.  Be sure to designate it church planting so that it makes it to the right place.

May God get all the glory!

Feb 22

Want to Go to Guatemala in May? Applications due March 3rd!

2013 | by Clint | Category: Global,Mission Opportunity,Rabinal Achi,Trips

As we posted last week here, the plans are coming together for a Medical/Dental/Physical Therapy mission to Rabinal Achi country May 24 to June 2.  If you want to go, download, read, and fill out the application by March 3rd and turn it in at the info desk on Sunday morning with $100 deposit.

Rabinal Achi Logo White

If you have questions, please email global@desertspringschurch.org.