Video of the Week: Mission Work in Mexico
“Go and make disciples of all nations.” It wasn’t a suggestion. This was Jesus’ command. It wasn’t just a command for the 12 disciples. It wasn’t just a command for pastors and teachers. This was Jesus’ command for all of his disciples.
“But how am I supposed to do that? I don’t speak other languages! I don’t have the time for that! I don’t have the training for that!” Indeed, not all are able to do mission work in other countries in the very specific, gospel preaching sense of mission work. For many, carrying out Jesus’ Great Commission will mean sharing the good news of our Savior with family, friends, and neighbors.
But this is another blessing of being part of an international church body. The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) carries out mission work all over the world in many different countries. As individual congregations gather offerings each week, they have the privilege of sending a portion of their offerings to the WELS to carry out mission work. These congregational mission offerings fund all kinds of missionaries and their work. Thus, in essence, every day Christians are able to make disciples of all nations through their generous offerings of thanks to the Lord.
There is an inspiring story about these offerings in action, doing mission work in Mexico. Here is the story about WELS work in Mexico: