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Missionary Presentation

  1. 1. Missionary Night Prepared by Adrian & Cheri Ramirez Missionaries to Mexico and Central America (1983 – 2007) Furlough (2008-2009)
  2. 2. Missionary? <ul><li>Sometimes we think of the missionaries from the stories we read from many years ago or maybe missionaries who work with people who live in the jungle. (missionaries to Rahajamundi in 1902 and Steven Saint in Ecuador) </li></ul><ul><li>It’s true all around the world there are many different ways of life some modern and some not and missionaries often run into both. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Church <ul><li>Sometimes we think of the church, even starting churches and Bible study meetings. Missionaries do that too. </li></ul><ul><li>But there’s more to it than that. </li></ul>
  4. 4. So let’s learn about missionaries . . . Jesus said - Go ye into all the World, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15
  5. 5. If you go into all the world you see things that are different from home. Volcanoes and mountain lakes are all around Central America Guatemala has at least 47 volcanoes and many are active.
  6. 9. People get around differently Most people walk or ride a bus everywhere they need to go.
  7. 12. Maybe they take a taxi Yep! Both of these red vehicles are taxis.
  8. 14. Moms often buy food at market.
  9. 16. Women carry things home on top of their head.
  10. 17. Some women still have to carry water to their homes this way.
  11. 18. Many kids work every day to help their families.
  12. 19. These big sisters carry their little brothers and care for them .
  13. 20. Many children never go to school. This boy and many like him walk the streets every day to sell newspapers or wash windshields to earn a few pennies to buy food.
  14. 21. People do things differently - some can really be dangerous.
  15. 22. This farmer packed on all these chickens to go to market.
  16. 23. Even the bathrooms can be very different!
  17. 24. Lots of days are just regular ordinary days. <ul><li>Playing at the park and a view of our house in Guatemala. </li></ul>
  18. 25. Sometimes its an adventure where you sleep and what you eat.
  19. 26. Sometimes things break down and it’s not so easy to fix them.
  20. 27. It’s all just a bit different
  21. 29. Jesus said “As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you” John 20:21
  22. 30. Here is Mr. Ramirez <ul><li>Look him over. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you see what makes him a missionary? </li></ul><ul><li>Yep! You’re right he is a regular person nothing different shows on the outside. </li></ul>
  23. 31. Here is Mr. Ramirez in Guatemala. Did travelling to Guatemala make Mr. Ramirez a missionary?
  24. 32. Now you know a secret! <ul><li>Being a missionary is something of the heart! </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have to be a special person or travel to a special place or have special super skills or wear a special uniform. </li></ul><ul><li>You just have to look at the world the way Jesus did. </li></ul>
  25. 33. Did you know? <ul><li>DL Moody said: The only Bible most people will ever read is the one bound in shoe leather. </li></ul>
  26. 34. His Part – Our Part 2 volunteers please look up and read to us these verses. <ul><li>John 3:16 </li></ul><ul><li>I John 3:16 </li></ul>
  27. 35. Your heart is where being a missionary starts. . . <ul><li>Give me your eyes for just one second </li></ul><ul><li>Give me your eyes so I can see Everything I keep missing, give me your love for humanity </li></ul><ul><li>Give me your arms for the broken hearted </li></ul><ul><li>The ones that are far beyond my reach </li></ul><ul><li>Give me your heart for the ones forgotten </li></ul><ul><li>Give me your eyes so I can see. </li></ul><ul><li>- Brandon Heath </li></ul>
  28. 36. What jobs can a missionary do? Visit schools & hospitals to tell the kids about Jesus Give Bible classes to college students & pray for people in their homes
  29. 37. Helping people with what they need can open the door to telling them about Jesus.
  30. 38. 2,000 people came to our Valentine’s Day meals – they also heard about Jesus
  31. 39. These children came to our Christmas program with the story of Jesus told by puppets, then they had gifts and treats.
  32. 40. More things a missionary can do… Many places need to be fixed & even a busy man can have a Bible class in his office. People that need Jesus can be found any where even in the park or on the street.
  33. 41. Where do missionaries go? Anywhere
  34. 42. Who needs a missionary? Anyone! If a person doesn’t know Jesus – they need someone to tell them about His gift of Salvation. Orphans, school kids, Elderly people, business people, the Lord looks on their hearts not their outward appearance or social position.
  35. 43. Can you be a missionary?
  36. 44. Three volunteers …
  37. 45. Now volunteers … <ul><li>Volunteer #1 </li></ul><ul><li>Please smile for everyone in Japanese! </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer #2 </li></ul><ul><li>Please smile for everyone in Quiche! </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer #3 </li></ul><ul><li>Please smile for everyone in Swahili! </li></ul>
  38. 46. If you see someone without a smile – give him one of yours! <ul><li>There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation than for bread. (Mother Teresa) </li></ul>
  39. 47. That is true EVERYWHERE even right here where you live. Smile at the people you see around you!
  40. 48. The Bible says, “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.” (John 13:35) <ul><li>Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. (Mother Teresa) </li></ul>
  41. 49. Invite your friends to Awana and Sunday School! <ul><li>I don’t have a picture of Awana but here’s a kids’ Program and Sunday School class in Guatemala. </li></ul>
  42. 50. Many people can read a tract even if you can’t tell them much because you are young or don’t speak their language.
  43. 51. Be a missionary on your knees and with your love. <ul><li>Change the world day by day </li></ul><ul><li>You can do it if you pray. </li></ul><ul><li>Change the world heart by heart </li></ul><ul><li>You can do it if you start. </li></ul>
  44. 52. Mr. Ramirez’s trip October 2008… Our ongoing project http://newbornblankets.blogspot.com/
  45. 53. We hope you had fun and learned some new things. Cristina, Gabriel and new baby Elisa in Guatemala say come see us someday!
  46. 54. Into My Heart <ul><li>Into my heart </li></ul><ul><li>Into my heart </li></ul><ul><li>Come into my heart Lord Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Come in today </li></ul><ul><li>Come in to stay </li></ul><ul><li>Come into my heart Lord Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>En mi corazon </li></ul><ul><li>En mi corazon </li></ul><ul><li>Entra en mi corazon Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>No tardes mas </li></ul><ul><li>Vente a quedar </li></ul><ul><li>Entra en mi corazon Jesus </li></ul>

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