Mission trips to Africa, Jamaica and Haiti are exciting, that is true.
But do you know there are missions in the USA that the church is called to do.
There are the homeless out on the street
They are cold in the winter and scorched in the heat
They need blankets and it would be nice to have a tent
Your presence in their community is God sent.
We have children that many ignore.
We have food enough for ourselves and a lot more.
There is food that we throw away
But may carry a family another day.
We have many that are new poor, you know.
They lost their jobs and now they have no place to go.
Tornadoes, hurricanes and floods ravishing a town
Knocking buildings down to the ground.
They are left with just a shell of a house
Grateful to get out with children and a spouse
But they need materials to start over again
Until they can rebuild their land.
Ray Charles sang a song called “Georgia On My Mind”
Wouldn’t it be nice if the CME churches all over the world
Be on everyone’s mind
And seen as being caring and kind?
The pandemic has taught us we can do a lot right here.
We can hand out food and other items at our churches without fear
We can show we are true missionaries by reaching out to others
Treating them as if they are our sisters and brothers
Maybe when we are able to go back to worship inside
They will remember who was there when for help they cried
Maybe they have seen Jesus as we aided in their need
Not only physically but spiritually also indeed.
So, let us get to work in this country where we dwell
And help others so they will feel swell
It will make us feel that we are a part of God’s plan
Right here and not have to travel to other lands.
Rev. Nellie C. Williams, April 6, 2021
First Woman Pastor in the 6th District.
We are The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church recognizing the importance of Christ in our daily lives.
Leon C. Moore, Jr.
General Secretary of Evangelism and Missions
Pleasant Hill CME, Conyers, GA