Welcome to the FREE mission trip that only requires you to have access to the internet.
During the next 30 mins, we will walk through a journey of witnessing and encouraging people who may be thousands of miles away or simply in your own backyard. All you need is an internet connection. Set aside a half an hour that you can be alone and walk through each of the four following steps:
Also, please dig into each one of these stages as much as you can. First and foremost, ask God what He wants for you and others.
Step 1 (10 mins)
Log on to Facebook. If you don’t have an account, I highly encourage you to get one. This is a networking tool that has the potential of bringing hope to many lives.
( Encouragement )
1.After logging on, take a minute before scrolling through the news feed and ask God, “who do I need to speak life too? Who do I need to encourage? God, who do you want me to speak to today?” Close your eyes so you are not tempted to read the juicy gossip in the news feed. Remember, you are on a mission trip! Now, do you know who you are supposed to speak an encouraging word to? Good! Enter their name in the search box and post on their wall for everyone to see. Note: this is not about you sounding good; rather, this is as simple as, “I was thinking about you today, and I wanted to tell you I really value your friendship.”
2.Now look at the news feed quickly – only spend 30 seconds briefly scanning through and ask God, “who am I supposed to encourage with a word of from Scripture?” Pick someone and send them a private message instead of a wall post. Write a similar post like you just did for your last friend but this time include a Scripture of your choice. Note: Use http://www.biblegateway.com or The Bible app called You Version to quickly search Scripture.
Step 2 (2-3 mins)
Twitter, Instagram, and other social networks
(Joy of the Lord)
1. Log on to twitter, myspace, google+, Instagram, etc.
Far too often, we use social media as a venting outlet. We let others know how frustrated we are with someone or something in our life. Today you will let everyone know how joyful and blessed you are because of the Hope you have in Christ. So, compose a tweetable (less than 140 characters) post carefully choosing your words to reflect the Hope and Joy you have in Christ.
For example: “I am alive, I have breath, and with my breath I chose to give praise to God.“
For you artzy people, tweet an Instagram photo that speaks life and hope.
Step 3 (3-5 mins)
The text message
We will be sending a text to anyone who you need to reconnect with or someone you want to encourage.
This will be the first stage where you might receive an instant response back so take a moment to ask God for His guidance.
Now ask God, “who do I need to reconnect with?” “Who have I ignored recently?” “Who is in a hard place in life right now?”
Now that you have the name, send them a text message. Compose a text that you would want to recieve from them; something uplifting, hopeful, joyful. This can look like many things, even an inside Joke. If they respond back, enjoy chatting back and forth, and don’t forget to ask them how you can pray for them.
Step 4 (10-12 mins)
The final phone call
Spend a couple minutes reflecting on who Christ spent His time with (disciples, sinners, tax collectors, drunks, pharisees). Why did Christ spend His time with them? Who is it in your life that could use more of God? Who is far from God?
Who have I not spoken with for no other reason than it is hard to engage with them?
Call them and spend some time in small talk. Maybe this is a relationship that has been broken. If so, ask for forgiveness. Maybe this is a relationship where you need to start fresh or just pick up where you left off. Engage in that and then at the end of the conversation, if appropriate, ask if you can pray for them. Take advantage of that opportunity and pray with them over the phone (P.S. It’s ok to keep your eyes open).
I promise you this mission trip will change your life. If you continue this mission trip on a weekly basis, you will be amazed at how you will experience God’s blessings and faithfulness in a new way.
~Phil & Mark
Easter is just around the corner as finish with the mission trip be thinking about who you want to invite to Easter Sunday on March31. Feel free to use our Electronic Invite for easter. Please check it out and invite your friends to Easter Service, 1 invite can change a life. www.LWevite.info