So I Send You
“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’ John 20:21-22 NRSV
This scripture was part of the readings for Sunday, April 23rd. It is also part of the reflection Jill Kolodziej, the Director of Antioch Ministries for the Board of World Mission, shared with the Jamaica Mission Team after worship this same Sunday. The Holy Spirit is available to each receptive heart. This Spirit of our Living God sends us forward into a variety of mission fields. Pay attention to the many ways people are sent and serve in this Spirit as you read look over our website!
This season we are especially grateful for those who have answered the call to be sent on a mission to Jamaica. They will be working with our Moravian brothers and sisters in Jamaica in maintenance projects, mostly painting, learn more about the people who live there beyond the tourist spots, and share in worship and community. The mission team is Courtney Bauder, Tiffany Sadler, Shad Krueger, Shelley Krueger, Julie Srenaski, Jaymee Srenaski, Alexis Srenaski, Seth Wilson (from Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church) and Jill Kolodziej leading and organizing the team.
As they go we invite your prayers and support. Sunday, June 18th there will be a special time of prayer during morning worship for the mission team.
Below is a prayer watch we invite you to consider in your daily prayers as the team travels, works and shares in community with the Jamaican Moravians.
PRAYER WATCH FOR JAMAICA
Saturday, June 24th– Pray for safe travel. The group will be flying out of Appleton and have a stop in Atlanta before arriving in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Sunday, June 25th– Pray for our Moravian brothers and sisters who gather for worship this day. The mission team will be sharing in worship this Sunday and getting to know the community better.
Monday, June 26th– Pray for the ministries of Camp Hope in Jamaica. This is the place the mission team will receive lodging and meals. Pray for this Camp that serves children, youth and adults from Jamaica and welcomes in visitors from other lands.
Tuesday, June 27th– Pray for all in the group as they work in a very hot climate. Pray for their energy and endurance.
Wednesday, June 28th– Pray for all in the mission team as they work and pray together. For God’s Spirit to be at work in the relationships developed among the team and the local people they work and pray with in Jamaica.
Thursday, June 29th– Rest day. Pray for the group as they explore the natural beauty of Jamaica and find time for rest and renewal.
Friday, June 30th– Pray for the group that in their service they may grow closer to Jesus Christ.
Saturday, July 1st– Pray for safe travel home. Pray for the group as they return to new opportunities for service and relationship building here in Wisconsin.