THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF FORT WORTH
The Rt. Rev. Ryan S. Reed, D.D., Bishop of Fort Worth
Participating in Global Mission on any level transforms our perspective of God and His plan for the nations. Seeing God at work in the world inspires and reminds us of our purpose and role in both the Great Commission and the Great Commandment given to us by our Lord Jesus Christ.
The World Mission Committee is appointed to provide resources to the congregations of the Diocese so that each church can receive the blessings participation in mission can bring.
The goal has always been for every church in the Diocese to participate in Global Mission in some way. Participation can be through prayer, financial support, or sending and receiving missionaries.
As a Diocese, we continue to focus on strategic partnerships and relationships in order to provide congregations with opportunities for engagement.
The Diocese seeks to support its neighbors in Mexico, its friends in Malawi; and now it is reaching towards countries where Christianity is a small minority, by beginning to partner in prayer with the Diocese of Mandalay in Myanmar.
I encourage every congregation to find ways to participate. Look through the pages of this Web site to see what God has already done and see where he may be calling you to join him.
Jorge’s Success Story
Jorge is just one example of how LGF can change a life. When Jorge was 14 years old his parents abandoned him in a house they were renting. They were running from the Cartel that was in Cuauhtemoc at the time. For a month Jorge ate what he could find and continued going to school. When the rent came due, he could not pay it. The landlord realized his situation and said he would have to find another place to live. Jorge had a school friend that lived at LGF. He asked if he could come live there. His friend arranged a meeting with the LGF Director, Goretty. One of the questions she asked him was, “Why do you want to live here?” His answer was, “I just want a home.” That is how he came to be blessed to live at LGF. He finished high school and college with a degree in engineering. He became a civil engineer there in Cuauhtemoc, married a lawyer, and has started a beautiful family!
Watch for more success stories in the near future. God is watching over La Gran Familia and all that live and work there. He is always there when our short-term mission teams arrive.
“Let the little children come to me,
and do not forbid them; for of such is the
kingdom of heaven”
Opportunities to Engage
Engaging the church in mission can feel like an overwhelming task, even for congregations that have been mission focused for years; maintaining commitment, and enthusiasm can prove difficult. We want to help.
The World Mission Committee understands the importance of consistently providing communication that updates, inspires, and challenges each of us to make commitments, remain engaged, and push ourselves into new mission frontiers.
The World Mission Committee provides resources and mission opportunities through three main strategic relationships:
- Diocese of Northern Malawi Partnership and Centurion Program
- La Gran Familia Relationship and Sponsor A Child Program
- Diocese of Mandalay, Myanmar Partnership
The World Mission Committee provides opportunities for participation in these relationships through:
- Short term mission trips
- Prayer guides
- Support through Centurion Program and Sponsor A Child Program
We strive to provide updated and consistent communication through newsletters and web updates.
The Rev. Alan Horton