Ten young adults from San Diego will be traveling to Africa to team up with a radical missions organization known as Overland Missions.
Overland Missions is a ministry founded by Philip and Sharon Smethurst that is committed to reaching the most neglected and remote people of the world with the Gospel and empowering the third world church by raising up strong indigenous leaders. Overland Missions believes that no location is too remote and no distance is too far to travel for the sake of the Gospel.
Overland’s method is to preach Jesus along with providing humanitarian aide. By doing this, the people are fed spiritually, and their physical needs are met, until the gospel has it’s full effect and each area is left with a thriving indigenous church community.
Our group will have the privilege of participating in pioneering various areas in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Mozambique in preparation for long-term missions work. We will connect with pastors and local churches, go into rural areas where there are no churches or pastors, and in some cases where people have never seen Westerners or heard the name of Jesus. We will minister in all of these areas and capture data for future workers that will be based in these areas. The data retrieved will help Overland to figure out where the best place to base future workers is, where to locate fresh drinking water, what kind of utilities are available, what the main issues plaguing a region are, what the pastors are battling against, etc...
We will be instruments in the hand of God to prepare a path for His gospel and righteousness.
The gospel is about seeing every person’s needs supplied, most importantly their spiritual needs; for when this need is provided it causes all other areas of a person’s life to prosper as well. Jesus is the one that supplies all needs and our goal is to, in every way, walk worthy of the calling with which we are called, to be conformed to the image of Christ, to walk just as He walked, to be filled with the Spirit continually and to set an example, for every person we encounter, of the life and way of Jesus Christ our Lord, so that every person we come in contact meets Jesus as we show Him to them.
We are passionate about this, and determined to be apart of the gospel being spread to the uttermost parts of the earth, to see glad tidings brought to the poor, see the broken in heart healed, and the captives go free.
Every young man and woman on our team will lay down their lives for the indigenous peoples we encounter on our trip and will serve them just as Christ served the Church. As a result of our ministry we believe that these tribes will begin to prosper and thrive in ways that none of them could have ever imagined, we believe that they will lack for nothing and we believe that they will be rooted in the faith that was once delivered unto the holy ones of God.
What You Can Do
Traveling across the world costs money.
We are asking that you participate with us by investing in the well being of thousands of people, and more importantly into the kingdom of God.
By partnering with us in finances you will receive the same reward for our endeavors as we receive, you will be part of reaching every single soul that is won for the Kingdom of God, you will be influential in bringing encouragement and aid to the third-world Church in central Africa and God Himself will reward you for your sacrifice on their behalf.
No matter how small you think your donation is you will still be a part of everything that we accomplish on this mission.
“Those who turn many to righteousness [shall shine] like the stars forever and ever.” - Daniel 12:3