On Sunday, February 19th, North Cities hosted its annual Missions Conference. Special guests for the day included the General Director of Global Missions for the United Pentecostal Church, Rev. Bruce Howell along with his wife Diane, and the Scott Guinn family, Missionaries to Mexico.
In the morning service, Missionary Guinn spoke from the account of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah recorded in Genesis 18. With a true missionary’s heart, Bro. Guinn challenged us to intercede for our cities, so that they would be spared the consequences of judgment. Following Bro. Guinn’s message, the children’s choir sang about the power, salvation, and healing that is in the name of Jesus.
Bro. Howell spoke in the second hour about the primary importance of reaching the lost. His message borrowed from Elkanah’s words to his wife Hannah, “… am not I better to thee than ten sons?” (1 Sam 1:8). The reply implied from Hannah’s weeping was, “No, no! A thousand times, no!” There’s nothing better than seeing children born into the Kingdom. There’s nothing more important than being in the will of God and sharing in His mission.
The evening service featured a special presentation from our children and a report on what God was doing around the world. Missionary Guinn also presented a video report of the work in Mexico, and the North Cities Sanctuary Choir led in worship with special songs. Bro. Howell concluded the conference with a stirring message, reminding us of our need to distribute the bread of life to a starving world. Following the evening service, there was an International Reception featuring flavors from around the world.
In both services, a call was made to renew our annual commitment to the cause of world missions. North Cities responded by placing Faith Promise commitment cards on the altar signaling the intention to keep the mission of world evangelism in focus.
North Cities’ annual Missions Conference is a day set aside to place special emphasis on Global Missions. At the Missions Conference, we are reminded that we are not just reaching the lost in our neighborhoods, but we’re committed to partnering in the work of God around the world. God’s mission is global, and we are committed to support ministries that reach around the world with this great gospel.