Name: Evie Young
City, State: Mosier, OR
I'm all for mission's (reaching the un~churched) and I have a concern for the church members. Specially the new members. There needs to be a special outreach to them, till they have been in the Christian way of life and they understand it all. They need to be loved & nurtured in Jesus' love. Make sure they get invited home for dinner Sabbath so they can get acquainted, make sure they have connected with someone and found a friend.
The title "new members" can also mean new to the community. "Don't give 'em a job right off", "make 'em feel loved & welcomed first". I think this is such an important part of our mission work. Is to let each other know they are loved & cared for among the body of our church. Reach out to the under dog.