• Ecuador Mission

    by Reid Ward on March 13, 2012

    It is that time of year to begin thinking about our Ecuador partnership and considering whether God might be leading you to participate with our 2012 Ecuador Mission team. Ecuador is our oldest and most established missions partnership. Steve and Carol Thompson have been (more…)

  • OUR 2011 GLOBAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!

    by Shawn Merithew on August 23, 2011

    It is now just about a month until we gather for our 4th annual Global Missions Conference here at Morningview, and I hope you will make every effort to be in attendance for all of the activities.  This year, Chuck Lawless will be our keynote speaker.  Dr. Lawless was one of my professors at Southern Seminary, and he served there for several years as the Dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism.  Just a few months ago, Dr. Lawless was appointed to the International Missions Board as the (more…)

  • EAGERLY ANTICIPATING OUR ANNUAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE

    by Shawn Merithew on August 17, 2010

    In just a month, we will be hosting our 3rd annual Global Missions Conference here at Morningview, and I hope you will make every effort to be in attendance for all of the activities.  This year, Ken will be our keynote speaker.  Ken has been with us a couple times before (more…)

  • OUR APPROACHING COMMUNITY MISSIONS DAY

    by Shawn Merithew on March 2, 2010

    As of late, we have been putting a lot of emphasis on our global missions efforts — specifically the people groups we are considering for formal adoption by our congregation.  These are exciting endeavors for our church family.  But even as we consider these excellent works, we need to also keep an emphasis on gospel (more…)

  • PRAYING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

    by Shawn Merithew on November 4, 2009

    It is no mistake that our Annual Missions Conference has been scheduled on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.  As we weigh the task of global missions, the suffering of our brothers and sisters in foreign lands should serve to remind of the significance of our commission.  It should also serve to embolden us to join Christ our king outside the gate.

    Hebrews 13:12-14 says, “Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Hence, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.” (NAS) These words of Scripture are exactly what you think they are – a call to leave (more…)

  • 10 REASONS YOU NEED TO GO ON A SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIP

    by Shawn Merithew on October 27, 2009

    10 REASONS YOU NEED TO GO ON A SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIP

    1.  It will awaken and embolden your heart to God’s global purpose.  Evangelism and Missions are commissions given to each believer – they are not options.  We are to share God’s burden for the salvation of persons from every tribe, tongue, and people group.  Going on (more…)

  • Piper on Missions

    by Shawn Merithew on October 8, 2009

    As our Southeast Asia missions team prepares to depart this Saturday, the subject of missions here at Morningview is preeminently upon my heart.  We go to take the gospel to people who are lost and blinded by false religions.  There are some challenges and minor (more…)

  • FASTING, PRAYER, AND SOME GREAT IMMEDIATE NEEDS

    by Shawn Merithew on September 8, 2009

    I has been a supreme joy to me to be able to work through the first 18 verses of Matthew 6 over the past several Sunday mornings.  Giving emphasis again to prayer has been especially significant, because I believe this is an area where our church family has great potential to deepen and grow.   And if we add the discipline of fasting to our prayer lives, I know God will draw us deeper still.

    As I said on Sunday morning, the reward for fasting and prayer is personal conformity to God’s will and person, a clearer picture of His splendor, and a stronger confidence (more…)

  • A Divine Appointment in Ecuador

    by Shawn Merithew on June 30, 2009

    Once our mission team was on the ground in Ecuador, they learned that some serious political changes had taken place during the last year.  In 2008, Ecuador adopted a new constitution (which happens there about every 8.5 years).  This new constitution is much more socialistic than the previous one.  For all practical purposes, it puts in place a soft dictatorship under Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.  The majority of seats in the new government (more…)

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