Quite exciting and dynamic mission projects and relationships begun and growing stronger have been part of the Global Mission ministries of Trinity. Some priorities guide our discernment and recommendations for approval:
Global in nature in some sense.
Relational priority in that this ministry offers Trinity an opportunity to partner in a mission where Trinity can have a ministry personally.
New ministry or mission partnership opportunity offers some unique glimpse of God’s work in the world that the Trinity can get excited about and be involved in.
Reaching the unreached with the Light of the Gospel is our guide. We look at possibilities to engage in a new mission – wanting to get involved where the spiritual side is the primary goal while not ignoring the physical side of sharing the Gospel.
10/40 Window of mission worldwide is a special priority, considering this vast area has the fewest Christian workers and presents unreached people groups in this expansive region of our world.
God has been doing surprising and amazing things. Some of the things that have part of our mission ministries are:
- In the near to us category, we have been blessed to have a partnership with the WOKBC—the Washington-Oregon Kachin Baptist Church—from northern Myanmar (formerly Burma), whose faithful community in Christ have become our sister partners in ministry. Their community worships Sundays in our facility and take part in some co-ministry events with us.
- In the far category, the Ngoura Lutheran Church in Cameroon, Africa, received a new expansive metal roof for their large Church facility which immediately improved their building’s capacity to serve their community of faith for worship and outreach.
- In another farthest category, a relationship with a Lutheran Pastor in Bangladesh serving multiple local congregations has been established with numerous projects, including an education project of “Kingdom Values” training, Light of the World Children’s offering for needed updates, and providing a metal church facility to repair and improve worship after a cyclone destroyed the former one. This partnership continues.
- In another farthest category, a group of five young adults went to Cambodia for a short mission trip to participate in Agape International Mission (AIM), a ministry to rescue and rehabilitate young women rescued from sex trafficking.
- In another farthest category, a young adult group of four went to Myanmar on a mission trip to partner with and encourage youth and young people in Myanmar to keep their hopes and dreams alive to serve Christ for the future. These relationships have continued to grow in partnership and love as Trinity pastors and members keep in contact with friends and leaders with whom we were able to do ministry alongside in Myanmar.
- In the far category, complimentary support is given for Trinity youth mission trips as needed to foster and encourage new relationships in their local settings of Belize, Haiti, etc.