Katie Cachiaras of Rochester, Minn., took a mission trip to assist CMF’s church catalyst team in Ethiopia recently, and learned that missionaries are gracious, kind, normal and brave! Here are her additional reflections from her joyous experience.
I have been in Santiago, Chile, for three weeks now and it has been greater than I ever expected! With every day that passes I seem to be getting more settled into my new home and more familiar with my surroundings.
Most churches start “supporting missions” through a prayer and financial partnership. Doing so is a great blessing to the missionary and the ministry and hopefully an encouragement to the church, as well. However, it’s important for a church to move beyond just “supporting missions” to “doing missions” at some point.
Forty boys and 40 girls from Missions of Hope’s Joska school outside of Nairobi, Kenya, recently took part in a three-day “Farming God’s Way” training organized by Brian Smith of AgriStewards, the mission outreach of Lamb Farms in Lebanon, Ind.
A team from Second Church of Christ, Danville, Illinois, visited Huehuetoca, Mexico, in late February to help build a new worship center for the Kings of Kings Christian Church, and they were “one hard-working crew,” according to CMF team members Casey and Teri Hancock.