The word mission is defined as a assignment carried out, particularly involving travel.
My husband A.B.and I are missionaries with A/G Maps. More specifically, RV Maps. We have been on board since 2017.
We continually stand amazed at these mostly senior members, of the body of Christ. They are phenomenal! Some of them have actually called us youngsters, and we are in our sixties!
The Glory of God is over them on a daily basis. He protects them as they travel from place to place, he protects them as they climb up on roofs, dig ditches, paint in high places, and bend for extended periods of times.
He blesses them to bless others with their skills and gifts. In some assignments, the women work beside the men, doing numerous things related to construction, remodeling, sanding, painting and a plethora of necessities where churches, centers, and bible camps need help. They can get it done!
In other ways these men & women contribute with their gifts and abilities to minister as needed.
You don’t have to look far to see servant hood, humility, and sacrifice displayed.
You will easily find members of the Fivefold Ministries among the RV’ers. There are Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Teachers, and Evangelist. You have to be observant though. It’s not something you know until you work alongside one of them.
I mean this in the most humble way. They do not and will not touch God’s glory. But, some of them are God’s Generals.
I hesitate to say it, not because it’s not true, but because, the true ones won’t say it. They are at the age in life, where they do not need or want anyone to build them up.
I’m not trying to do that. But, I am trying to honor them, and this ministry. It is God ordained and we are so honored to be apart of it.
Having been Pastors of a small church, we understand the need for helping these churches, and ministries.
A.B. and I are especially drawn to the smaller venues, because we know the struggle of small ministries and businesses. It’s a part of our dream to come alongside and help, in anyway we can.
Servanthood. Sacrifice. Humility.
That is not just what I have observed, I keep hearing pastors, and leaders say this about the, ‘RV Mappers.’
AB and I call this season in our ministry, “Living the Dream.” Not because we enjoy traveling, of course we do, but it because we travel on mission.
Serving is truly the greatest way to preach the gospel.
In the past, we have planted a church, we have served as Pastors in full time ministry, where we took Jesus to the Street. We also have served as leadership and staff in our home church in both Evangelism, and Missions.
In this season of our lives, as we begin to retire from our occupations, we simply are excited that we are not retiring from preaching the gospel! And, sometimes we even get to use words!
We are blessed to be a blessing!