Dear Friend of Missions,
“How can I help?” is a question God leads us to ask when we see somebody in need. We also ponder this question when we see lost souls in need of spiritual help. The answer: We can all help reach souls with the hope of Jesus as part of our synod’s 100 Missions in 10 Years initiative to plant 100 new home missions and enhance 75 existing ministries from 2023-2033.
Pray! Lord Jesus, you assure us that you are able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. Grant wisdom, perseverance, and joy to all involved in this effort. Move us to see and do our part in spreading the gospel so that more may know your saving peace—all to your glory. Amen.
Get involved! If you see a potential mission opportunity, talk with your pastor and church leaders. Seek the advice of your district’s mission board. Maybe your congregation will help plant the next home mission! Encourage young men and women to consider full-time ministry and pray for more called workers. Talk with fellow members about the privilege we have in reaching those who don’t know Jesus with the gospel and provide them with regular updates about the synod’s work.
Give generously! God’s generosity has resulted in the riches of forgiveness, peace, joy, and hope being given to you. As you ponder these immeasurable riches, consider responding with a gift that shares these blessings with others.
Working together as brothers and sisters across the synod, we can help! Let’s see how God uses our efforts to reach more of the lost.
Pastor Mark Gabb
Chairman, WELS Board for Home Missions