First Baptist Church’s year-long, every-member mission project got off to a great start yesterday, with one wonderful worship service at 11:00 followed by dinner on the grounds. The worship service included a version of the Lord’s Prayer that went, “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, in Richmond as it is in heaven.” And at the end of the service every person present was commissioned as a missionary to this place we call home.
Later that afternoon, several of us got on a church bus and drove over to Church Hill to look at a house that’s going up for auction on Friday. One of our members, Melissa Brooks, has a vision that this house can become a haven for pregnant teenagers. We looked at the house through her eyes, and gathered in what will someday be the kitchen for prayer. “Lord, if you want this vision to become a reality, make it so,” we prayed, realizing that we had very little power on our own.
What will happen next? We don’t know. But what a perfect way to begin our year-long, every-member mission trip: by taking some of our members to a part of the city that desperately needs God’s love, and by saying prayers there for young women who need some hope for the future.
What will happen on Day 2?