Mission Mandate

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The church is a steward of a life-giving message.  Sometimes we simply don’t understand what we possess.

Back in 2012, Dakoda Garren was arrested for stealing a coin collection valued at over $100,000. Mr. Garren had been working in a home and spotted the collection. On the last day of the job he decided to take it with him. He then proceeded to take his girlfriend for a night out on the town – but Mr. Garren had no idea what he possessed. He treated his girlfriend to a movie and pizza using the coins he had stolen. Yet, he used the coins at face value.

He was caught red handed when he used a liberty quarter valued at $18,000 to partially pay for pizza. Of course, he simply thought it was worth 25 cents.

Sometimes we don’t understand what we possess. Why the fuss? Why the need for missions? As the church we are stewards of a life-giving message.

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

– Matthew 28:19-20

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