Monday, December 12, 2011

Real Faces/Real People

 Everyday they pass me by,
I can see it in their eye.
Empty people filled with care,
Headed who knows where?
On they go through private pain,
Living fear to fear.

 Laughter hides their silent cries,
Only Jesus hears.

People need the Lord, people need the Lord.
At the end of broken dreams, He's the open door.

People need the Lord, people need the Lord.
When will we realize --people need the Lord?

 We are called to take His light
To a world where wrong seems right. 

What would be too great a cost
For sharing life with one who's lost?

 Through His love our hearts can feel
All the grief they bear.

They must hear the words of life
Only we can share.
 People need the Lord, people need the Lord
At the end of broken dreams, He's the open door.

People need the Lord, people need the Lord.
When will we realize that we must give our lives,
For people need the Lord.
People need the Lord.

This month I just want to keep before people all over the world the need to give sacrificially towards missions.  There are people all over the world that need to hear about the Love of God and how He sent His son Jesus to earth.  How Jesus grew up and later died on a cross for our sins because He loved us!  The problem is that we are separated from Jesus because of our sin.  If we will just repent and ask God to forgive us of our sin and ask Him to come into our hearts -He promises to do that.  How can people in the far reaches of the world hear this plan of salvation unless someone goes and tells them this Good News?  The International Mission Board has around 5000 missionaries that Southern Baptists have sent out all over the world to do just this.  We can't do it all by ourselves though.  We need your prayers on a daily basis.  We need you to come join us for a couple of weeks on a short term volunteer trip.  There may even be some whom God is calling to be full time missionaries.  He may want YOU to serve HIM in another country- away from the comforts of your own home.  As missionaries we also need you to give financially to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering which is taken up this time of year in Southern Baptist churches.  If you would like to give online, look in my sidebar and you'll see an icon you can click on to do that. Your gifts make it possible for us to live in a third world country, have a nice comfortable home, have a truck to drive in difficult places, for our kids to have a good education, to have our medical needs met, and so much more, all so that we can share the love of Christ with others!  We try to be His Hands and His Feet but we can not do it alone!  We need you to do your part!  Please prayerfully consider how you can do your part and join 5000 other missionaries all over the world and let's make a difference in the lives of mankind!       

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