A Mission Field in Your Own Backyard

Mission Adelante (Mission 'go forth') is strategically positioned to reach a growing Latin American mission field that is coming to our own doorstep. Somewhere between 75% and 85% of the population of our urban Kansas City neighborhood is Latino. Yet, most American Christians are unaware of the needs of this population, or have simply not considered the kingdom opportunity that this dynamic presents. It is a significant and accessible openning for followers of Christ to engage in missions in an ongoing way, without the expense and adjustment of having to move to a foreign country.

Immigrants are generally a group with distinct needs. They, like widows and orphans, are mentioned in the Bible as vulnerable people who should be the object of special care and compassion by believers. Problems that are foreign to most suburban Christians, such as language barriers in school, at work, and in the hospital, gang violence, illiteracy, and abuse by landlords are par for the course for many immigrants from Latin America.

With these things in mind, Mission Adelante is focused on three important objectives:

1. Serving Latino immigrants in practical ways: Serving is a tangible way to demonstrate the love of Christ. Teaching English, tutoring kids, and providing food and clothing are some of the ways we do this

2. Sharing Life: Our staff, and even some of our volunteers, have re-located to the neighbhorhood where we serve, so that we can build authentic ministry relationships.

3. Holistic Evangelism: Serving and building relationships is our way of earning the right to be heard. Living the gospel and sharing it verbally make a powerful combination.

Whether you're interested in getting your feet wet as a volunteer, contributing financially, or praying for our ministry, we would love to include you in what God is doing through Mission Adelante. Please contact Jarrett Meek with questions. jarrettm@missionadelante.org

What-If Serve Day Winners:
Thank you to all who participated in the the What-If Serve Day! Members of team 19 and team 24 have won the prize! We would love to present you with a Mission Adelante polo shirt! Please email Morgan Ham at morganh@missionadelante.org to request a shirt size and claim your prize. (If you think you were on one of these sheet-rocking teams, but aren't sure, ask Morgan.)

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