Yesterday at Hollywood Community Church we had the privilege of hosting Mike and Amy Riddering, our missionaries to Burkina Faso. What a blessing it was to hear how God is using them to impact the lives of the Burkina Bay for the cause of Christ. If you missed Mike’s message and ministry update you can watch it here www.ourhcc.org.
I as listened to Mike’s first hand report, I was reminded, once again, of the importance of the sending church. Not only has Mike and Amy been called to Burkina Faso, but we have been called to partner with them. As Mike repeatedly said yesterday, “their ministry is our ministry.” We are partners in spreading the Good News (Philippians 1:5).
Unfortunately, many do not understand the significant role that the sending church plays in the success of the missionary. Several years ago, while serving with a Mission Agency, I wrote an article on the importance of the sending church. Although, the article was written almost 15 years ago, the biblical truths still apply. Let me challenge you to take a few minutes and read the article. The link is below. My prayer is that God will help us to be the sending church that God wants us to be.