Fall is fast approaching, and it is near the time for our 3rd Annual Mission Conference at CEFC. This year’s morning session speaker/presenter will be one of the founders of Eternal Anchor, a mission serving special needs children and adults on the Baja Peninsula. The afternoon session speakers are Wayne and Loma Morris, who have served with New Tribes for two decades.
Austin Robinson had been scheduled to be the representative of Eternal Anchor. He will be receiving an award on the West side of the State the day of the conference, so one of the founders will be speaking in his place. We will miss him, but congratulate him on his award!
Wonderfully Made is this year’s theme, and Psalm 139:14 is the Scripture for this event. Several of the missionaries our church body supports will be in attendance and give presentations on their missions and ministries.
Eternal Anchor, founded in 2014, is a loving home, school and community outreach program for children and adults with special needs in rural Baja California, Mexico. The staff and volunteers at Eternal Anchor work diligently to offer quality care to the children and adults in our programs. We work hard to empower and preserve families through education and training. And we spread God’s love and hope to our community through our example.
Eternal Anchor exists to reflect God’s hope and love to children and adults with special needs. Our vision is to see children and adults with special needs in our community celebrated and nurtured so they can reach their God-given potential.
Children that don’t have families to care of them are often tossed around from home to home and grow up without the love and stability they need to thrive. The name, Eternal Anchor, was chosen for its imagery. Amidst the chaos of life and the uncertainties of not being with family, our team wants to be that anchor of hope for children with special needs. And, because Christ is the Eternal Anchor for our souls (Hebrews 6:19), we want to share His eternal love and hope with children with special needs, as well as their families.
Wayne & Loma Morris (Papua New Guinea) – New Tribes Mission
As an extension of the ministry of the body of Christ, twenty-three years ago we gave up our Council address to serve the expanding church in the country of Papua New Guinea (PNG). For many of those years, we served as a part of the administrative and leadership team for 400+ missionaries and their children. Since returning in 2012 for health reasons, Wayne has continued to assist his co-workers remotely and on trips to PNG. He advises, trains and works on projects required to keep the missionary team in PNG, furthering the planting and development of tribal churches. In 2015, co-workers in PNG reached a point in their equipping which permitting Wayne’s role to be adjusted to part-time. This has allowed time to assist and equip our local body of believers in our home community in Montana.
Those willing and able to serve the church in other countries has dropped significantly. It is our heart to encourage the church to be engaged in equipping and sending others. As the Lord provides someone to share teaching responsibilities in our church, we desire to share with other churches what God is doing through his church and encourage them to be engaged in sending others into the harvest.
Special Children’s Mission Time
New this year, children are being invited and encouraged to attend. During the afternon speaker/presentation, Pastor Robert and Cindy McDowall will take the children to the multi-purpose room for special missions-related activities.
Lunch will be provided, and there will be special music and a puppet ministry presentation!