Mid-Term Update

God has a mission to magnify His glory and to proclaim His gospel in all creation. Jesus clearly prescribes His strategy for accomplishing the mission when He commissions His followers to make disciples of all peoples. Go into all the world and make disciples that God’s glory might be magnified and His gospel proclaimed. Missions at Parkwood flows from the mission of God as we seek to participate in His mission through short-term, mid-term, and long-term sending. 

Mid-Term Missions is a missions endeavor occurring in a timeframe of two months to two years. Parkwood currently has three mid-term gospel workers on the field. 

Rebecca was recently sent by Parkwood to serve for the summer alongside Jason Griffin in Surprise, Arizona as part of our Phoenix partnership. She left Gastonia at the beginning of June and plans to return from Phoenix at the end of the summer. She is doing well and serving in the Arizona heat for the sake of the gospel. The Father is granting her valuable experience and using her life and work for His glory. Pray for Rebecca that the Father’s mercy would rest upon her and yield much fruit through the ministry He allows and blesses. 

Esperanza has been sent from Parkwood to an extreme place and frontier location. She is in a secured area where we cannot divulge her name or location for her safety, yet she has willingly and joyfully left home and comfort for the sake of the gospel among a people far from God. Pray for Esperanza and for her family as she is away; pray on behalf of her parents for their peace and that they would be strengthened by their daughter’s zeal and sacrifice for the gospel. Pray on behalf of Esperanza that she will be as wise as a serpent and as harmless as a dove and that her joy will be a never ending fountain springing up unto eternal life. 

David and Carla Demaree and their children were sent out from Parkwood in November of 2015 and are currently serving in Honduras among the Chorti through 2017. David is working in discipleship and training with Edgardo, a Chorti brother leading much of the work among his people. Pray for the Demarees as they have given this period of their lives to serve God’s glory and gospel in Honduras. Pray they will see fruit in their ministry, in Edgardo’s life and ministry, and in gospel advancement among the Chorti of Honduras. 

As our attention is called to these two ladies and this family who have given two months to two years for the sake of the gospel, please pray for them. Thank God that He has called them, and pray for His sustaining grace in their lives. Also, as you consider their going, would you consider your going? Parkwood desires to continue sending increasing numbers of short-term, mid-term, and long-term gospel workers to the nations. Pray for Rebecca, Esperanza, and the Demarees, and pray that the Lord of the harvest would send more workers into His fields that are white for harvest. 

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