Key Scripture: Colossians 1:28, He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.
During the week of February 18-22, 2020, Pastor Jim Gillespie, Eleanor Waterman and I (Claudine Snyder) traveled to Port Au Prince, Haiti, to participate in a discipleship conference at the home of Troy and Gwyn Price. The Price family, RCCC members, are full-time missionaries in Haiti since 2016.
Pastor Jim met with the male leaders and Eleanor and I met with the female leaders from the Price’s local church where Troy and Gwen have been faithfully attending. These leaders were chosen so that they would take all that they have learned and begin to meet with other men and women for the purpose of raising up disciples. During our conference we discussed fundamental spiritual disciplines for any growing relationship with the Lord. We were able to teach and discuss Bible study, prayer, worship, and evangelism. Our goal over the course of three days was to not only teach and model the disciplines but also to offer practical wisdom on living out the life of a disciple.
Haitian believers live in a challenging environment filled with poverty, unemployment, witchcraft, syncretism, and poor health care. Part of our discipling efforts focused on how believers in Christ can live in such a way as to glorify God in the midst of difficult circumstances.
The heart of RCCC Missions is,
“Partnering with church planters and missionaries, who share our ‘Creek DNA’ for the uncompromised teaching of God’s Word and uncompromised proclamation of the Gospel.”
Once partnered with churches in other parts of the world, RCCC comes alongside them to equip and strengthen the church leaders. Pastor Jim, Eleanor and I live in Wake Forest, NC. We are unable to travel to Haiti on a regular basis discipling men and women. BUT, if we can nurture faithful servants, already living in Haiti, to become disciples who make disciples, then we do not need to be on the ground in Haiti. Haiti will already have its own disciples—who pour into other believers for the glory of God our Father.
- Pray for the leaders of local churches in Haiti and elsewhere to proclaim, admonish and teach others so as to present their brothers and sisters in Christ fully mature.