Letter from the Webbs – Missionaries to South East Asia:

Dear Redeemer Family,

For the most part, working in the field seems much like working in the US. We have our daily routines just like when we were there, just they are in a different culture and sometimes are very different from those in the past. However, once you have settled in, these new routines and cultural differences become the new normal.

The biggest difference is living by faith. Sometimes, that isn’t as easy mentally as it should be. I guess many live the same way, wondering on how long their paycheck will keep coming in or when they will lose their job. For us, though, at least we have someone in whom we know we can always trust. Still, being normal, sometimes we worry when things aren’t working out just the way we would like or expected. At these times I especially struggle with thoughts like, “Is worrying a sign of weak faith?” “Shouldn’t I be better at trusting the Lord?” After all, hasn’t He taken care of us for the last five years? When preparing to go on the mission field to this day, I love to tell of the great work God is doing, but I hate to mention the needs of living by faith though financial partners in our ministry. This burden has especially been on my mind these last two months as we have had medical bills and major giving shortfalls. I was praying about sending a special letter to our partners expressing this need, but struggled with the thought that it might show a lack of faith for God to provide.

Then I saw an email from Meghan asking for us to share prayer needs with the Missions Committee and I felt God tell me to just be honest. So I emailed Meghan expressing our needs and asking for prayer for God’s guidance in how I should proceed. What a blessing it was to see Meghan’s email explaining how God had already provided for this time of need. To give Himself even greater Glory, He provided it two years before the need even existed! What a faithful Father we have in heaven!

Thank you all for your faithfulness to all of us missionaries, and to your ministry in the church and community you serve. You are truly serving in missions in your Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

We hope to be able to worship with you in person next summer. Until then and afterwards, we will continue to lift you up in prayer and praise to our Father above.

Craig, Judy, and Richard

 

Update on Amazing Grace Project:

We lacked only 60 cans out of the promised 450 cans for the Amazing Grace project for the elderly in the county. This amounted to a small amount of money.  So thankful to our church members who so graciously gave.  Over 30 some people came to help with the packing, from young to old!  It was so exciting to pack the 150 bags, pray over and see joy as all served together. God has worked through His people at COR this week from Jerusalem to the uttermost parts of the world.  Love and thanks to all!

 

 

Passion

At Church of the Redeemer, we are passionate about missions because God is passionate about his kingdom advancing around the world. We, therefore, seek to support mission work locally and globally through our prayers, financial resources, mission trips, and encouragement of those who would give of themselves for Christ and his gospel proclamation.

A Helping Hand in our Community through Outreach

Church of the Redeemer partners with several ministries and agencies in Union County to do outreach and assist them with the services and ministry they provide to our community.

Our current relationships are:

Monroe HELP Crisis Pregnancy Center: We participate in their Annual Banquet for Life, baby bottle drive, Walk-a-Thon, collection of items needed on a monthly basis, and by volunteering at the center. Please visit their website for more information: www.monroehelpcpc.net/

Union County Community Shelter: We participate with UCCS by preparing and serving evening meals approximately every other month. This is an opportunity to not only feed the body of our community poor, but also to feed their spirits. If you, your family, life group, Bible study or any other group is interested in helping with the meals, please sign up on the link provided.  All the information needed is located here on and also on their website: http://www.unionshelter.org/

Turning Point of Union County and The Tree House Children’s Advocacy Center: Due to the confidential nature of these services please visit their website for more information. There are volunteer opportunities available as well as events that we can participate in. As these are announced you will find them listed on the Mercy Ministry outreach table in our church lobby.  Visit their website for more information regarding their services at http://www.turntoday.net/

Good News Club: We have several volunteers who have been trained and participate at Stallings Elementary School in sharing the gospel after school. Please visit their website for a description of “What is a Good News Club?”  http://www.cefonline.com/good-news-clubs

Financial Support

We financially support individual missionaries and organizations from around the world through Faith Promise giving – trusting God to provide for his kingdom growth in unexpected ways (2 Cor 8 and 9).

Church Planting

We have a special passion for church planting and multiplication locally and globally. As a result, we have entered into epicenter partnerships with Reformed and Evangelical missions, focusing the resources God provides in a few places. Our hope and prayer is that God will utilize the church so that unreached peoples and those who have insufficient gospel witness may hear the name of Christ and that more worship will be promoted.

The Connector Ministry

One way you can help Church of the Redeemer stay mission-focused is by helping a missionary become connected to the people of Church of the Redeemer. Each missionary has a Church of the Redeemer “Connector.” By reading correspondence sent by the missionaries, the Connector will act as an advocate for the missionary to the church through natural contacts—Life Groups, Bible Studies, fellowship gatherings, and Sunday mornings.

Missionaries Supported Through Redeemer:

Campus Outreach College Ministry

Wendy Eunice

Brandi Belk

Brooklyn Boston

Hunter Carter

Church Planting

Andrew Holdbrook

Peter Eck

Tyler Dirks

Mexico

Jorge Aleman
Esau & Yvonne Reyes

Togo

New Harvest Mission International

Other

Corey & Lori S.
Craig & Judy Webb
Ambrose & Becky Winfree

If you would like to know more about Missions at Church of the Redeemer, please contact Darol Timberlake through the church office at 704-225-0161 or info@redeemerweb.com.