Let us “send them off”

“While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”  Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.” Acts 13:2-3 ESV (italics added).

The reality that the Lord sets people apart for His work is evident throughout the history of the church.  The great commission continues until Jesus’ return and the need for the gospel to be preached is ever urgent.  The call has come to Chris and Rachel Humphries to go to Portugal.  A country starved of the gospel and in need of workers to spread the gospel and disciple those who are saved by Christ.  The departure of the Humphries will be keenly felt by the church family at Tartaraghan PC but the joy of helping and encouraging the Humphries in such important work is ours to be embraced.  The task to uphold them in prayer and provide for them in anyway is ours to own.   And it starts by sending them off.

Tartaraghan PC will be hosting this “sending off” through a service of commissioning, for details click here.  It will be an opportunity to worship the Lord and encourage the Humphries before they set off to Portugal.  A crèche and children’s church will be provided and there will be supper after the service.