Friday, July 31, 2015

Bay Focus

Recent interview on TV!


Bay Focus – Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg - Missions




Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thought of the day

Jesus commanded His disciples to complete the Great Commission. (Matt. 28:18-20, Matt 24:14). Yet there are still 6900 Unreached People Groups representing 2.88 billion people!

  • There are 900 evangelical churches and 78,000 evangelical believers for every Unreached People Group.
  • Annual income of all Evangelicals is $7 trillion.
  • Only 3% of all church giving, or $45 billion, is spent on missions of all types, including “home missions”.  (That’s what Americans spend on their diet programs annually.)
  • Only 1% of all “missions” giving, or $450 million, is spent on reaching the Unreached.  (That’s how much Americans spent in 2011 on Holloween costumes – for their pets!)

In light of Jesus’ command, how can we in the church spend 97% of all giving resources on ourselves? 

  • Missiologists estimate that a minimum of 34,000 new cross-cultural missionaries must be sent out to the Unreached People Groups of the world to complete the Commission.
  • Evangelical Christians could provide all of the funds needed to plant a church in each of the 6,900 unreached people groups with only 0.03% of their income; enough to fund 2 million new missionaries!
  • The Church has roughly 3,000 times the financial resources and 9,000 times the manpower needed to finish the Great Commission in our generation!1


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Excerpt from a journal from the last Peru mission trip- Great read!

2015 – Cajamarca, Peru 6/18/2015


            On Thursday evening after a good days work in severing the Lord we found ourselves (Kevin, Gary, Nick and Myself) in the living room discussing different aspects of our lives in Jesus and how the Lord has touch our lives in a personal way, but never spending more this 5-10 minutes on each topic.  Then the conversion moved to a challenge that had been seen from time to time were a wife wishing their husband to be more plugged in and grow in his walk with the Lord.  Would also struggle when her husband attempts to serve.  The challenge was made that as men we should take hold of the spiritual leaders within their household.  This was a simple statement, which occurred at about 9:00pm the evening and stayed of topic for two hours. 


Now if this simple topic “Men’s responsibility as spiritual leaders within household” would of occur with this same group of men early in our walk with Christ Jesus.  It may have been a shorter discussing and I would of fallen asleep by 9:10pm instead of 11:10pm.  But the Lord God had a better plan.   That evening four men spent two hours after a full days work sharing with a renew passion their personal testimonies of how God removed the vail from their eyes and shared how much they loved and respected their wives. I though to myself as I listen to each man speak about their wives in such an honorable and loving way. This is not a conversion of the “Old Man” of the world, but of the “New Man” in Christ Jesus.   As the conversation level would increase from time to time with the passion for our wives.   We found ourselves with a new member from the room below (Dan Bennett).   Again I thought to myself I couldn’t think of a better person at the exact time and thanked the Lord.  Dan joined in sharing his testimony about his wife Sheri.  After which Nick, who was prompted by the Holy Spirit ask that this group of five men to submit personal prayers request on behalf each of our wives.  Now as the prayers for our wives moved from man to man, you could hear in the voices of each man a humbled love for each of their wives.  Nick shared later the following week “what a perfect Fathers day’s present” and I would have to agree.


Thank you by bothers.


Thank you Father God, Christ Jesus and Holy Spirit for a perfect Fathers Day gift.