Welcome Letter

Welcome to Missions Fest Seattle 2023

Welcome Letter from Chris Gough


I remember how excited I was to graduate from Seattle Pacific University as the class of 2000! What a year! Our graduation cap tassels were adorned with an impressive Double Zero, (which on further reflection does leave something to be desired) and we all knew that this historic millennium event created a sense of hope and excitement for our futures.


There are markers in history which cause us to slow down, to look up, to reflect, to consider and number our days. God told the Israelites to set up Ebenezers as remembrances, and to regularly celebrate the things God has done through feasts and weekly gatherings.


What does it mean that we are ten years away from a 2000 year anniversary of the death and resurrection of Jesus? Where should we fix our gaze in this upcoming decade? What is God calling us to do?


Jesus calls each of us into his great work of redemption and reconciliation and has sent his followers out into the world to make disciples of all nations. This is a moment when we need to slow down, look up, reflect, and consider the unique local role he is giving each one of us within his unstoppable universal work. Let’s complete the task of being his witnesses in the places he has sent us!


As we gather at Missions Fest Seattle this year, it is our hope that we could share a collective vision to reach the greater Seattle area and around the world with the good news of the gospel, and that each of us would be built up, encouraged, and sent with confidence that “He who is within us is greater than he who is in the world.” (I John 4:4)


Chris Gough
Saturate the Sound
2023 Conference Chairman