There are so many uncertainties in the world now, just as there have been since the beginning. People around the globe rely on governments, financial markets, military might, technology, and their own strength to provide stability in their lives, yet these things do not prevent pandemics, poverty, war, and other crises from spreading.
In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus is described as the fulfillment of Isaiah’s Messianic hope: “and in His Name the Gentiles will hope” (Matt 12:21). Hope literally means to expect and wish for something. Expectation. The Gospel provides the certainty, security, and salvation through the Christ (Messiah) Who is the expectation, desire, and trust of those from every nation whom the Lord redeems! A certainty, security, and salvation that the world and its efforts can never provide. It is a life-changing hope for the world that will only be realized when people hear and accept the Gospel.
The Church's mission is to share this hope (Matthew 28:18-20). That’s why Sun Valley Church’s foreign mission program focuses on providing resources and personnel to plant and support Gospel-centered, grace-driven, mission-minded churches among the people groups that are still unreached with the Gospel. That doesn’t mean we don’t share Christ’s love by feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, housing the homeless or protecting the weak. But it does mean that while we are engaged in those activities, we boldly share the Good News of saving grace, because without it there is no real hope.
See what our missionaries are doing and how you might get involved to spread "the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea" (Habakkuk 2:14)!
Below is a video highlighting the work of a ministry we partner with in El Papalote, Baja California, Mexico.