|Current Team from Edgewater Alliance Church,|
Trish took some time to explain why Edgewater Alliance is such a great sister church! It’s always fun to see how different churches implement things. EAC created a Sister Church committee, consisting of 8-10 people with varying talents.
Committee members have regular meetings to plan ahead for things like backpack packing events. As you may recall, EAC is also a hub for one of the Sowers4Pastors’ shipping containers, each year. They do a tremendous job of mobilizing their forces. The committee sends out a newsletter to people who sponsor children. The newsletter contains pertinent information about important dates, future team visits, and when sponsor letters are due to be sent out. Edgewater Alliance also has a Facebook page dedicated to their sponsorship program and their involvement with Sowers4Pastors.
|Pastor Lorenzo, of Guacutao, with the motorcycle|
that EAC and Sowers4Pastors helped him purchase
While on the ground, the team from EAC will be visiting their sponsored children. Even though it is currently school break in Honduras, the team will also be doing some VBS type of activities with the children.
|Child from Guacutao with badly burned foot|
(I'm sparing you the photo of the injury)
As Trish said, Sowers4Pastors never wants to elevate their position as missionaries to make things all about them. They fully see their role as one of equipping local pastors to do their jobs more effectively. The Sister Church Program is great because one North American church is able to focus on one Honduran church. From Sowers4Pastors' perspective, it’s about making connections. The partnership between Sowers4Pastors and sister church sponsors is a little bit like wearing progressive lenses. There’s no need to choose between seeing the big picture and noticing the details in fine print!
- posted by Christi