Sulphur Springs Baptist Association on missioncomment (0)
January 7, 2010
Led by Director of Missions Ken Mostella, a team representing Sulphur Springs Baptist Association went on a scouting missions trip to Brazil Oct. 7–15.
Working with Richie Allen, founder of LINC-UP (Linking International Needs with the Church’s Untapped Power) Missions, which mobilizes American churches to develop partnerships with church plants in Brazil, the four team members — Mostella; Chris Wilson, pastor of New Temple Baptist Church, Dora; Chad Montoya, pastor of Mount High Baptist Church, Warrior; and Andy Frazier, a church planter — visited church plants across the state of Maranhao to find a church with which the association could partner.
At the end of the trip, Sulphur Springs Association committed to a three- to five-year partnership with one of the church plants, which will involve the association making two to three trips a year to visit the church.
Wilson said the goal of this partnership is training church leaders in discipleship.
“Our goal is to have Brazilians reach Brazilians,” he said. “Our eyes were opened to the real need for us in the (United) States to help churches to finish the Great Commission. They can do the work of evangelism; what they need is to be equipped.”