This spring break I will embark on a service trip throughout the northwest. On this Change the Day tour students are going to spend a day or two in towns and cities where we are going to change the day for as many people as we can.
The ministry concept for Change the Day started with young people who went into the community to find people to help. Our work is to scatter kindness into people’s lives to help them feel the unmistakable grace of God. We are going to mirror what happened the book of acts where the church…
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.”
Our structure for Change the Day also comes from the last departing words of Jesus before ascended to heaven: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
Jerusalem–believers and people who are brothers and sisters in Christ.
Judea/Samaria–neighbors who are close by, but believe and live differently.
To the ends of the earth–the gospel work that goes beyond our borders and our culture.
We want to reach out to these three groups with the following types of activities, which we will do each day of our trip:
- Serendipitously sharing gifts and kindness.
- Packaging and offering our affirmation and encouragement to members of the “household and faith.”
- Helping the poor and lost with enduring hope and timely help to their needs.
- Writing and posting communication to mission workers around the world.
- Surveying the community about their needs and hopes for their neighborhood.
- Seasons of prayer, study, and sharing how God is working in our lives.
Our theme will be:
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
Over the last few months, we have saved our change. Other families and businesses in our community have also helped. Our needs for travel, lodging, and food are met. However, we still your support to Change the Day.
When you participate by giving to the needs of this mission, your contributions will go directly into the lives we will encounter.
If you feel like you can share, make your contributions to:
Leadout Ministries (Change the Day)
PO Box 5
College Place, WA 99324
Or donate here at Leadoutministries.com