Greetings in the name of Jesus!
This year marks the 15th annual missions fest in Seattle and I am excited that you are here! My prayer is that you would be tremendously inspired to be a part of what our all-powerful GOD is doing around the world and in your local community. Jesus said, “I will build My Church” (Mt. 16:18) and each and every one of us are blessed to be ambassadors (2 Cor. 5:20) of Christ. As His people, we can have the confidence that nothing – not a pandemic nor the gates of Hades (Mt. 16:18b) – will stop the advance of the glorious kingdom of God.
From humble beginnings in 2006 this conference has hosted over 100 missions-related exhibitor booths, over 65+ hosts presenting seminars, and touched an average of 2,500-3,000 people annually for the glory of God. After last year’s virtual conference due to COVID-19, we are so blessed to gather once again.
As usual, this year’s plenary speakers are seasoned missionary veterans whose sacrifice and service will inspire, encourage, and expand your vision of what God is doing around the world.
Nik and Ruth, missionaries with IMB for over 35 years, have vast research experience among the persecuted church in over 70 countries. Steve and Robin served for 17 years in South Asia and watched God birth over 120,000 churches and over 1 million coverts among unreached people groups by applying the Word of God. Tim and Becky are committed to reaching the Frontier People Groups (FPGs) of the world (where less than 0.1% know Christ) have extensive missions leadership experience – especially reaching out to Muslims and Hindus.
We begin on Friday afternoon with a pastor’s workshop, a field trip and workshops for Christian students grades 4-12, and a multitude of seminars for you to choose from, this year promises to be a wave of blessing for all people of all ages!
Please attend the seminars, plenary sessions, and visit each of the exhibitor booths. Encourage and be encouraged, ask, listen, and learn. After each session or event, I challenge you to prayerfully ask the Lord: “What would You, O Lord, want me to do? Where do You, my God, want me to go? Whatever You wish – Your servant is willing.”
A life surrendered to the Lord will bear much fruit for His kingdom (John 15). As the Apostle Paul said to the Ephesian elders, “But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24). Soli Deo Gloria.
Until the whole world hears!
Pastor Joe Lum
Living Hope Bible Church, Issaquah
2021 Conference Chairman