work with. During the past two weeks and over the summer we have had an the opportunity to invest in the lives of our missionaries in some incredible ways. We conducted a total of three Renewal sessions over the course of this year, yielding us the opportunity to debrief and provide spiritual support and renewal to nearly 60 missionaries serving from all parts of the world. God is doing great things and WGM is on the move to impact the world for Christ in exciting ways. We listen to story after story of a life that is changed because a missionary went to serve and we (Marlene and Ned) are privileged to partner with you in encouraging, supporting and coming alongside of these servants in their work and ministry. It may be that you are reading this blog today and God may be speaking to you about how you might become even more involved in missions. We'd love to have a conversation with you about that, the Lord of the harvest is still calling laborers into the mission field. Will you pray Luke 10:2 that the Lord of the harvest will send workers.
Many of you are aware that Jordan is heading to McAllen, Texas to WGM's border ministry to serve as a Phys Ed. teacher and soccer coach for the next year. This door of ministry has opened for him and he is excited to go. He is currently in process of raising funds to serve for the next year, and he is in need of about $4000.00 more of support to be fully funded. He will be leaving for the field on October 9. If you would like to support Jordan, your tax deductible gift can be sent to World Gospel Mission Box 948, Marion, IN 46952 or a secure gift can be given on line at www.wgm.org/jordanmcgrady We look forward to seeing what God will do through Jordan as he goes to do this important ministry.
Village Hope Church in Jackson, MI. There are a couple of ladies that recycle greeting cards into laminated tracts with the plan of salvation scriptures in Spanish on them. We took a supply of 500 of these with us and distributed them at this church and the people were so excited to take these cards out to help tell others about the love of Christ. Have you ever wondered what you could do to advance the Gospel in our world? Who would have known that recycled greetings cards could make such a difference?
We just returned from a journey out east here in the USA. We traveled to Philadelphia, PA where we had the honor of visiting the Mariam Clinic,
where long term missionaries, Dr. Michael and Kay Johnson serve in an inner city ministry. Dr. and Mrs. Johnson served for 20 years at our Tenwek hospital in Kenya, Africa until they sensed God leading them back to USA where they have started this inner city clinic serving the underserved medical needs of the people living in inner city Philly. I know that sometimes we run into people that wonder why don't we minister to the needs of the people right here in our own country. Well, the family of God is not an either/or situation, it is both. God is about redeeming and restoring lives around the world and He cares about everyone's needs from Bolivia to Philadelphia. God's people are in need of our prayers and our support and we have some great members of God's family reaching out around the world with the love of Christ. Are you interested in how you can be a part of this great work? We would love to hear more from you.
From our family to your family, may you be blessed in all ways.
Ned and Marlene McGrady
Missionaries with World Gospel Mission
Directors of Member Health
Marion, IN 46952