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Our Mission:

Our Mission is simple yet overwhelming!
"To Fulfil the Great Commission!"

Spreading the Gospel or the Good News that Jesus came into the world to save sinners is not something we choose to do. It is a commandment of God. Jesus himself, just before ascending into Heaven, gave his people a commandment or a commission and he said this: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." (Matthew 28:19-20) and then in a parallel verse; "… Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned" (Mark 16:15-16 KJV). Then he went a step further and gave an order as to how we should spread the Gospel. (Acts 1:8) "...ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." According to this verse, Jesus wants us to be a witness starting at home with our family and friends, then in our local communities, then in our country, and finally all across the world. Wherever God has placed you in this scheme is where you need to be witnessing. A question we need to ask ourselves is this; are we fulfilling this Great Commission? It is a Great Commission. It almost seems overwhelming as we think about this task. That is exactly what the Devil wants us to think.  He then wants us to dismiss the commandment God has given, causing us to be overwhelmed or faint at the idea. (Galatians 6:9) "…let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not." The Devil has many tactics that he uses to get us sidetracked from God's work. If he can't get us to dismiss the idea or give up, he will offer an excuse. Maybe the excuse is that we give money to missionaries and they are performing these tasks on our behalf. I am sorry my friend. As much as I believe we should support missionaries who go to the far-off corners of the earth to spread the Gospel of Christ this does not relieve us of the commandment Jesus himself has given to each of us to "GO".  This statement was not directed to any one person. It is my understanding that this scripture or this commandment was given to all Christians, believers, and followers of Christ, then, now, and forever. If you agree with me and you consider yourself a "Christian" then we are to be working to accomplish this great task at hand. I recently heard this statement made concerning missions, "If not ME, then who? If not now, then when?"  Jesus's command was in present terms. "Go", meaning NOW! This was good for the Apostle Paul, and it is good for you and me now.  We need to "GO"! Often times, we feel that non-believers should "Come". We open our church doors every Sunday, and put up a large sign and include the phrase, "Everyone is Welcome" at the bottom of it.  Sometimes we provide special groups of singers and dinners to attract them, and then we wait. While in theory, non-believers should "Come" and our intentions are pure. We are sincere in wanting them to come; in reality, they should come, but they are hindered, they are weak, they need help, they often need a light to come by.  Let's think about lost campers in the woods in the middle of the night with no light, it is easy to say they should come back to camp. The camp is a warm safe place, however, everyone knows that without a light it is almost impossible for them to get back safely in the dark. Therefore, if we found ourselves in this situation, we would send out a search and rescue team with lights and equipment to guide them back into safety.  My friend, there are lost men and women all around us who are lost in their trespasses and sins.  We are their Search and Rescue Team. Do not misunderstand what I am saying. Jesus is the Savior, as David said he is my Fortress and the Rock of our Salvation. We cannot make them follow us, but we can "GO" and tell them, shining the Light of our Lord Jesus Christ. I believe this is what Romans 12:1-2 is talking about when Paul wrote; "I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonableservice. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." To be a Christian is to be Christ-like.  Jesus was always up and about the fathers business, spreading the Gospel. Jesus made it easy for us. He left the command broad. He said to tell it to "Every Creature." We cannot mess this one up because we can NOT tell the wrong person. (Romans 3:23) "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." If ALL means ALL, then we all need to know that "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" (1 Tim 1:15).  Jesus has not left us alone to perform this task. He said he would go with us "alway," even to the end of the world.  Many people misquote this scripture. They use the plural form of the word and say "always". This scripture is plain. It uses the term "alway" for a reason. Jesus will go with us "all the way". There are not as many ways as the devil would have us to believe. There is just one way that leads to life, and Jesus is that way, He will go all the way with us if we go his way. As Jesus gave these instructions, he said, "Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway".  Even though this is a daunting task, isn't it wonderful to know that we are not alone?  Jesus our Lord and Savior will be there to help us. We have "Good News," the Gospel to tell. He will lead and guide us on our journey as we "Go" out and labor together with the Spirit of God to fulfill the Great Commission.

Search and Rescue Ministry is a Non-Profit who works through
Volunteers in order to fulfill the Great Commission!

We currently operate in the Continental USA (lower 48 states).

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