Worship with Us on Sundays
Fifth Sundays: 10:30 a.m
9:15 a.m. Christian Education
Our Missionary - John Lunn
"Let us listen for the voice of Jesus and hear the call for life, for abundant life – for healing." - Rev. Lunn
“Mission hospitals have a challenge,” John observes, “Jesus predicted it in John 12:8: ‘You will always have the poor with you’… The new challenge is to discern God’s call for these healing ministries in the 21st century and discover how to provide finances, personnel, and equipment.
Individuals can participate in financial support by signing up in the Entryway for $25 per week. Please keep this ministry in your prayers. Email Rev. Lunn at firstname.lastname@example.org and get the latest news on his website at http://zionmilaca.org/Rev_John_Lunn.html.
When John visited us in person, he shared the gospel with us and reminded us that Jesus told us not to be afraid - that where God has called us in mission he will provide for us, and will be with us, so we will never be alone. We learned how there can be healing of a person even without a bodily cure and what a difference can be made by bridge-builders. And that we are called to be with others so that they know that message and experience that presence also. We follow Jesus when we welcome all and provide that presence to others so they will know that God does not leave his children alone.
During our malaria campaign, we asked John if he had any direct stories of malaria. Here is his reply from an email of 8/15/2011:
... It surely was a huge problem in Liberia - when sadly, so many children under the age of 5 died of malaria or from related problems like anemia. That is so tragic - 1 out of 5 children die before reaching the age of five.
It also had a huge impact on our staff - I would see that as an administrator. It was one of the major causes of sick leave. I saw a pastor colleague almost succumb to a bout of malaria. It has become too much of an every day part of life. We need to look at new and innovative ways of addressing the problem - beyond nets and treating the symptoms. A vaccine would be a very welcome discovery.
I hope that your campaign is going well - that is a very good thing!
2012 Letters from John
2009 Letters from John