Thursday, July 23, 2015

Report on missions investment

Greetings in Christ name,

Investments! Over the past few years many of you have invested prayer and finances into the work in Grand Turk. As with any investment, returns are important! While traveling on deputation before moving to Grand Turk, we shared three challenges given to us by God: (1) Establish a body of believers (2) Equip the body of believers and (3) Entrust the body of believers. It is from these three we report on the returns of your investment.
When we arrived in Grand Turk on March 4, 2013, we were the only holiness people on the Island. The church had no one attending the previous nine months! God quickly began opening doors of ministry that could never have been orchestrated through man’s efforts. Within 10 days of arriving on the Island, four of the five ministries we are currently involved with were started.
  1. Prison ministry – Monthly and sometimes up to three times a month, we have the privilege of going to the Turks and Caicos Prison and sharing the good news of the Gospel. No greater joy in life can be found than seeing those sitting in darkness and despair begin to see a better way of living.
  2. Radio ministry – Every six to eight weeks our Church has the opportunity to broadcast our services live through Radio Turks and Caicos. This opportunity presents the possibility of over 30,000 potential listeners.
  3. Bible study ministry – Each Wednesday evening two to twenty people gather into our living room as we study God’s Word. Over the past two years we have studied many of the great doctrines of God’s Word. This time of study has been the equipping tool for the body of believers.
  4. Sunday evangelistic service – Starting at 11am or sometime thereafter, church begins with an average of 35-45 in attendance. From the first Sunday with five in attendance to a Sunday with an attendance of 109, God has been building a body of believers.
  5. Kid’s Club ministry – This ministry started two months after our arrival. We average 40-45 kids every Friday night and averaged over 65 for our VBS.
Along the way we have included in these ministries those who have exhibited signs of spiritual growth. Helping with our Kid’s Club are Demarco who drives the church van, Roshard who rides along to help with the children, and Renessa who has helped with games. Shavua has lead singing for the Kid’s Club as well as singing specials in church. Melissa is currently leading the song service in church. Khumari has helped with putting together the Christmas program. This has been done in an effort of entrusting the body of believers.
With confidence we can state that your investments have reaped great returns. Lives have been changed! As we return to Grand Turk September 1, we ask for your continued investment.
Yours for Christ, The Lopers