In Luke 19, Jesus tells the parable of a wealthy landowner who gave a large amount of money to his servants to invest for him until he returned. One of the servants disappointed him by being fearful and hiding the investment without earning any interest. The other two servants were rewarded for their bold initiative and productivity. As the body of Christ, we want to use and multiply the resources God gives us to do His will and further the kingdom of God.
Second Baptist Church is a body of believers willing and eager to share what we have with others — from monetary gains, time, energy in service — to sharing the gospel. In sharing, serving and giving, we trust God to multiply our work beyond what is humanly possible.
In Matthew 22:39, Jesus teaches us that we should love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Who exactly is our neighbor? The etymology of the word neighbor literally translates nearby inhabitants. With that in mind, we are focusing our missions this year on our nearby inhabitants— folks right here in our city. Each dollar received during Missions Month will be given to one of our 77 local missions partners. The impact of the extended pandemic has intensified challenges for those who are already struggling and created new challenges for others who have lost jobs, housing, childcare and even loved ones over the past year.
Many within our church family have felt the impact of the pandemic and natural disasters directly. Volunteers who have helped in the past are often handling an increased load or not allowed to serve due to restrictive medical protocols. All the while, ministry needs continue to expand.
I am convinced that the Lord has brought the world to us here in Houston, and we must reach out with the same abundance of love, compassion, and resources to our neighbors as we would abroad. The love of Christ is the message we convey when we serve our neighbors — next door, across the state, and the world. Please prayerfully consider helping us reach our goal of giving $1.5 million this year to our neighbors in need.
Stay in the Battle,
The King will reply, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
Rebuilding Together Houston
The Source for Women of Houston
Boys & Girls Country
Free the Captives
Open Door Mission
Below is a list of the mission trips we will be taking in the upcoming year. For more information click the contact link below.
HondurasJune 4 - 11
The Dominican RepublicJune 18 - 25
HungaryJune 18 - 25
GuatemalaJune 25 - July 2
Costa RicaJuly 2 - 9
NicaraguaJuly 9 - 16
The PhilippinesJuly 28 - August 6
Kenya or RwandaTBD