A Journey To Change Lives Essay

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Did you know that out of the 6,500 people groups in the world, 2,500 are still unreached? A people group is a large group of people that are unreached and have not heard the gospel ("Joshua Project”). Romans 10:14-15 says (14. How,then,can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?15. And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” ("Bible Gateway.”.) The missionaries in the Dominican Republic share the gospel through baseball and in schools. One mission agency in Dominican is called The "New Tribes Mission"; it is a mission agency that goes to specific countries and spreads the gospel. Mission work is important especially in the Dominican Republic with New Tribes Missions(“New Tribes Missions”).

In order to realize the importance of Missions, we first must understand Missions. Missions is an Christian one going out into the world and spreading its faith to adults, teens, and children. God says many verses in the Bible about Missions. Mark 16:15 says And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.(“Bible Gateway.") Missions are important, because God has called us to go out and spread the gospel. Also, without missionaries people in other parts of the world might not get God's word and hear about the word. Missionaries face many challenges and obstacles. First, they might not speak the same language. Second, missionaries sometimes face the lack of food and water. Third, They may face Poor transportation in there (“Joshua Project”). IRCS is connected with missions because ”it transforms and expands a student's worldview, transposes preexisting social barriers and transcends our normal ability to acted upon, can be life changing” ("Missions Premier Night at Indian Rocks Christian School."). Through these you can see how IRCS is connected and why we love doing this. Now you can understand missions and the cool things you can see through missions.

To be effective as a missionary, you also need to know about the country. The Dominican Republic is very unique in many ways. About 95% of the population believe in the religion Roman Catholic ("Dominican Republic".) The people in the Dominican go to schools just like here. The main transportation to school or to work is by bus And by motor scooters.(world map). In The Dominican, Baseball is by far the most popular sport. You can walk down the streets and you will see kids playing baseball with sticks for bats and probably anything they find they can use for balls. ("Dominican Republic Baseball.") Between the years of 1958-2004 there was about 412 people that were born in the Dominican Republic that were drafted to the major league. “Pro players here are worshiped as heroes and recognized everywhere they go when they come home” ("Dominican Republic...

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