Just before Paul’s death, he wrote instructions for some of the church leaders. In Titus 3:2, Paul writes, “…to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.” (NIV)
You could argue that this verse is the foundation of all missionary work. This is how Christian’s should approach the world and bear witness to Christ’s rule over their life and presence of the Holy Spirit in their heart.
Yesterday, the Honduras Team took their mission to North Charlotte to serve the Faith Liberation Church and lay carpet and paint the outside of their building. Just like Saul, the Persecutor of Christians was transformed into Paul, the Evangelical, God has often used the old and transformed it into something new and beautiful. The carpet going into Faith Liberation Church was not new. It was from Charlotte-Douglas Airport. But that doesn’t matter because God was still able to transform the church and make it look new.
And when God changes something inside of you, it is visible externally for the rest of the world to see. Just like a fresh coat of paint.
But the most amazing thing about coming together for God’s work is the fellowship. It is rewarding to see Paul’s words in Titus come alive in North Charlotte. Not just the work that was done for another community, but the fellowship that begins to develop amongst the team that is serving together.