A recent goal of the EFC-MAYM Home Missions Board has been to support and enable all EFC-MAYM local churches to carry out the Great Commission of making disciples that make disciples. Each Home Missions Board member took up this challenge to make this dream a reality in their own lives. A small sample of this reality is recorded in this series below, including new disciples stories of their own transformation in their own words:
Communitas, Wichita | Debbie A.
I love going to Communitas for the spiritual part and seeing all the people help each other. It’s a real special group to take time to do something for other people. All the people pray for others who are sick. We care about them. You can feel God with the people. It brings out a lot of love. The people are so wonderful and they give up their time for others. I get a lot out of being together. These times are good for those who are not in church to get the spirituality.
My husband died suddenly and at the same time I was in the hospital in a coma. I was told later about his death. You never know how your life goes, but I knew God wanted me to be here. I didn’t know I would have to go to rehab at a nursing home. God put me here in this nice place. He’s blessed me a lot. In our Communitas time, God’s there, I can feel it. I want to spread the love of Jesus.
Crossroads Friends Church, Wichita | Luke Macy
My name is Luke Macy. I’m 13 years old and a 7th grader. I go to Crossroads Friends Church. I chose to follow Jesus one day in the car when I was about 9.
I had a chance to go on a mission trip to Bangladesh this year. I stayed with missionaries Albert and Metali and their sons Steve and Edwin. I had to speak in front of large crowds and I am shy so it was hard for me. I got better at it but I still was scared. I went to church there and did some Bible skits: The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin. I had a fun experience and felt closer to God while I was there.
At school and at neighborhood parties, I try to play with someone who is not playing with anyone else and looks lonely. I try to read the Bible every day. My family has morning devotions and pray for our friends, family, and neighbors who are sick, hurt or need Jesus in their life. I hope to grow closer to God as I grow up. Jesus is a big part of my life and I hope it stays that way.