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Bringing light into the dark [bolivia] By: Allie Mikles

Mission:X, an outreach run by Sovereign Grace Ministries, is organizing trips dedicated to the advancement of the gospel. In churches throughout our region there is a clamor, a growing sense of discontentment. It's a desire to take hold of something and run, to accept a challenge to do something hard and be used in powerful ways. This emergence is a revolt against apathy. It's a rebellion against the lie that says because those before have labored so faithfully and built such a great movement, the goal is to simply maintain the status quo. It is motivated by the fear of the Lord and based in the reality that each individual is going to give an account based on what is done. That's what Mission:X is all about. t's about having an impact on those being served. It's also about marking those involved in the effort. With mission trips stemming both domestic and foreign the members are spreading the word. Mission:X stems from Metro Life

Church in Casselberry, as a part of Sovereign Grace Churches. Members are dedicated to growing evangelism not just in neighborhoods, but foreign countries as well. Sovereign Grace Ministries is a family of churches passionate about the gospel of Jesus Christ devoted to planting and supporting local churches, with a strong doctrinal basis that is evangelical and reformed. “There are times when I think to myself that if we knew what God had in store for this generation, if we could somehow transport ourselves 15 years ahead and examine the plans of God, it would change our perspective on what we're doing now and ignite our hearts with urgent passion like never before.

What God is doing is historic and greater than we perceive,” said Jesse Phillips, a coordinator for Mission:X. All the mission trips, depending on the location, rage in price from $350-$1,700. Sufficient funding is each individual’s obligation for taking part in the trips. Churches may want to raise money for Mission:X as well. The deadline for applications is Feb. 24. There are two ways to pay the $100 deposit, which are by phone at the church office (407)740-0561 and by mailing a check to “Metro Life Church” at 910 South Winter Park Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707. There will also be a required day of training on March 9, which will


equip and build momentum for the trips. This will be an all day event at Metro Life Church. The age limit is over 14 for national and over 18 for international. Passports are a requirement for traveling outside of the states as well. Parents are always welcome to come with their children also. “I cannot stress to the young people how life-changing going on these trip are. By getting this kind of exposure our hearts are captured and ignited by the flame of God’s love. I strongly encourage anyone who is considering evangelism listen to our Father calling and reach out to Mission:X,” said Daryn Kinney, the associate pastor of Gulf Coast Community Church in St. Petersburg. For any further information about the mission or if you wish to get involved with the trips please contact Lisa Chin at (407)740-0561.

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