We are in an awesome and somewhat scary part of our lives. The time where we must come to total dependence on God and His Church. It was one thing to leave our parents’ homes for college and not have them in every moment of our lives. It was quite another for us to graduate college, get married, and learn how to do things like paying bills, plan out your meals for the week, or actually have a paycheck. In the years that followed, it seemed as though every action we made was to build up a safety net of security. We set up a 401k. We bought a house. We established roots and grew interconnected in our new home of Michigan. Yet, now we have tasked ourselves with usurping all of that for what we know is a greater cause.
In this journey to become directly involved with the Great Commission, we have become needy. We need… support, finances, prayers, help. There is no possible way we could ever do this on our own.
Mission work is expensive and sending a family across the equator is not easy. For missions to work, the whole body of Christ has to work together. We have always known this, but God is giving us a new perspective.
14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Romans 10:14-15 (ESV)
We want to be an extension of all of those who are supporting us. We don’t just think of ourselves as “the Routh family who is going to Peru,” but rather “part of the Churches of Christ making an impact in Peru.” We like to think of ourselves as the feet of the Body.
As feet, we cannot just go where God is calling us without the combined effort of the Body.
When we ask for support, we are asking for a partnership. We know that God has given us all different talents and gifts, and He created it so not everyone has the same jobs. Some of us are called to go, and some of us are called to send. When we all work together, we can accomplish amazing things!
We are the feet in need of the Body to send us to South America.
Can you help us?
Please check out our Get Involved page or send us an email with any questions you may have! Thank you so much for considering a partnership with us!
Mitchel and Rachel Routh