“I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.”Matthew 18:19-20 NLT
We see God’s hand at work in countless ways as we are able to lift up requests of our ministry partners around the world, ministry teams we send out and outreach events we plan. We are able to lift up these requests to our Father in unity and celebrate reports we receive back of answers to prayer for healing, safety, opportunities to share the gospel and seeing new believers come to faith in Christ.
There are several ways you can be involved in prayer for Global Outreach. The main way is to sign up to receive a Global Outreach Prayer Guide via email. As we become aware of urgent requests, emails are sent out to this group. To sign-up, email Debbie Mora.
#1 – Missions Fund
By checking “Global Missions Fund” on your offering envelope, you are helping to support our local, national and international partnership.
#2 – ELEV^TE
Ten percent of every dollar given to ELEV^TE will go towards Sierra Leone and other new mission endeavors.
And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.” Mark 16:15 NLT
Application packets can be picked up at the Global Outreach booth in the Connection Center or download the following forms:
Application for first mission trip with PV
Application for returning trip participants
Application to work with children and youth.
For those feeling led to go on a national or international mission journey the starting point is to attend a Ready, Set, Go! class which will help you prepare spiritually, physically and emotionally for the challenges involved in short-term missions.
Ready, Set, Go! classes are held periodically. For more information, contact Debbie Mora or 816.781.5959 x201.
Not everyone is led to go on a short-term mission journey, but you can be vitally involved with this ministry by serving as a prayer partner for short-term teams and giving financially to support those going. For more information, contact Debbie Mora or 816.781.5959 x201.
Pleasant Valley has ministry partnerships across the Northland to serve the people in our community. There are opportunities to get involved with our partners throughout the year.
Our ministry partners:
Love INC (In the Name of Christ) : A non-profit ministry which mobilizes churches to help meet the needs of the disadvantaged, elderly and disabled.
In as Much Ministry: A food and clothes pantry that serves the Liberty area. They also assist people with rent, utilities, prescriptions and Christmas presents and buy food from Harvesters Food Bank when their own local supplies run low.
Hillcrest Ministries: A transitional housing organization that helps people who have recently found themselves homeless. Hillcrest assists them in finding a place to live, free of rent, while they re-establish themselves.
Liberty Women’s Clinic: provides affirming services for women.
City Union Mission: An evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of men, women and children who are poor and homeless.
Freedom Fire Urban Ministries: Freedom Fire Urban Ministries is a Christian missions organization with offices located in the heart of the Kansas City, Missouri, community at 13th and Brooklyn, dedicated to strengthening the young people of the inner city by equipping them to guide the community spiritually, economically and socially.
For more information on how to get involved with our local ministry partnerships, contact Debbie Mora.
Liberty, North Kansas City and Park Hill school districts: Pleasant Valley partners with both schools with convocation gifts, annual school supply bags, assistance with providing middle school and high school supplies and hygiene kits. PV has painted schools in and participated in Snack Pack programs.
For more information about our school partnerships, or how to get involved, contact Debbie Mora at 816-781-5959 x201.
How can you pray?
1. Pray for our local partnerships; that the love of Christ is shown.
2. Pray for our relationship with NKC and Liberty school districts; that we may continue to impact these schools.
3. Pray for our local community; that people will seek Christ and may experience irresistible care through our community service projects.
Our newest national missions partnership is with Ministry to Muslims in New York City. More details will be posted soon.
First Spanish Baptist Church, Passaic, N.J.
Pleasant Valley started partnering in 2005 with Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana. The church is made up of first generation immigrants from 18 different countries and their children. They are serving their community in offering free English, Spanish and beginning computer classes, as well as door-to-door evangelism. PV has many opportunities in a variety of activities from construction to ministering to children to assist Passaic in Kingdom work.
Disaster Relief Team
Pleasant Valley has teams that provide three types of relief through the Missouri Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Team: chain saw, mass care and chaplaincy.
• The chain saw unit is designed to respond to local/national disasters that require the clearing of trees and brush from private and public property. Chain saw users must have training to use the equipment; however team members without the training can be brush haulers and stackers.
• The mass care unit responds to local/national disasters that require a feeding unit to prepare food for emergency works and individuals affected by a disaster. Food handlers must be trained; however team members without food preparation training can do jobs such as dishwashing, can opening, dining room housing, etc.
• Chaplains provide assistance to victims of disasters through a holistic program of health care and compassion. Chaplains provide guidance with daily devotions for team members. Chaplains may also be as chainsaw and mass care team members, serving duel roles when possible. Chaplains must have a letter of reference from their pastor/missions director of their church in order to participate in the required chaplain training program.
• Training for these teams is provided at PV during the spring and fall each year. Membership at a Southern Baptist-affiliated church is required to attend training.
For more information, contact Bill Johnson at 816-436-1399.
We have international missions partnerships in Southeast Asia, Haiti and Sierra Leone.
• Seven nations of Southeast Asia are home to one fifth of the people in the world. Most have not heard the gospel even once.
• Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world.
• There are 500 million people with little or no access to the gospel.
• There are 350 unreached people groups.
• The major religions all have a presence in this region: Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, and Roman Catholicism.
• Five of the world’s 10 largest urban centers are in Southeast Asia: Tokyo, Osaka, Manila, Jakarta, and Bangkok.
PV has been sending teams and resources to Haiti since the earthquake in January 2010.
Sierra Leone – our newest partnership
God is calling us to elevate our investment in places on the other side of the world where the Gospel is not known. One such nation is Sierra Leone. It is a land of suffering. The people are mired in desperate poverty, most surviving on less than a dollar a day. Because hundreds of West Africa’s smaller unreached people groups will never have full-time missionaries working among them, we have accepted the challenge to partner with the International Mission Board to establish an effective, reproducible and indigenous church-planting movement among the unengaged, unreached Sherbro people group.
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14) So long as there remains people who have never heard the Gospel, our work is not done – our mission is not complete.
First time to go with PV to Sierra Leone? Download this application.
Been to Sierra Leone before with PV? Download this one.
Links & Resources
International Mission Board
One of the teachers of religious law…asked, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” Matthew 22:28-31 NLT
The Global Outreach ministry exists to listen for God’s leading on our church and identify practical ways to carry out His command to “love your neighbor”. That neighbor might be next door, at your office or school, in an urban area, in one of our nation’s influential cities, or on the other side of the world. The greatest way we can love our neighbor is to share with them the love of Christ.
God’s promise as revealed to the apostle John…
After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands. And they were shouting with a mighty shout, “Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!” Revelations 7:9-10 NLT
We consider it an honor to be part of God’s plan on earth to share His message of love and salvation to those who do not know Him personally.
Attend the next Discover Your Mission Class to learn how God has specifically designed you to serve in missions and share your faith.