In October, 2019, Church on the Rock in Wasilla, Alaska, hosted their annual global missions conference (ECHO).
This year’s theme was “ENDURE” with a focus on II Timothy 2:10:
“For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory.”
In their focus for the conference, Church in the Rock wrote:
”The legacy of the early apostles, the first missionaries , and our own modern day predecessors is a legacy of faithful endurance even in the midst of adversity. It is our hope and prayer that you will feel the depth of our affection for you and be renewed in your calling, strength, and resolve for the days ahead.”
As missionaries gathered together from around the world, everyone was encouraged. Worship. Preaching. Teaching. And culminating in a vibrant missions banquet with over $1.7 million given by the church for global needs. What a fabulous testimony!
Due to a family emergency with Jon’s mother (who was in the hospital in critical condition), we were unable to join the convention, but the church blessed us with a care package to share their love.
What a blessing! May the Lord bless you all at Church on the Rock, in Alaska, for your heart and passion for the lost and the nations!
May other churches follow your example — of lifting up the name of Jesus, encouraging global missions and your missionaries, and also being a bright light in your local area.
Let’s all ENDURE!