The Jackson church of Christ is involved with many missions. Below are some of them we are gladly a part of.
Gerald Cowan, one of the most respected ministers in our area, has a long and impressive association with mission work, having served as a missionary in Great Britian. After retiring from pulpit work with the Marion, IL congregation, he answered the call for help from the Dongola, IL church where he currently fills the pulpit. We are pleased to partner with him in his annual mission trips to Albania.
RANDY AND KATHY SHORT
Randy Short and his wife, Kathy (Wade) went to Recife, Brazil in 1980 as part of a six family mission team from Sunset School of Preaching and Missions in Lubbock, Texas. The Tompkinsville church of Christ, Tompkinsville, KY was the Short’s sponsoring congregation. After 10 years in Recife they moved to Cape Girardeau, MO where they worked as church planters and helped begin the North Cape church of Christ. In 1998 the Shorts returned to Recife under the oversight of the Jackson church of Christ, Jackson, MO, with the goal of training Brazilian Christians to evangelize their own people. With that in mind Randy submitted a plan to Bellevue church of Christ in Nashville, TN for the EBNESR Training School and they became partners in this endeavor, a relationship that continues until today.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Matthew 28: 19-20
As a Church we are blessed to partner with Dorian and Cheri Flynn in the Partners 4 Africa work in southern Africa. The purpose of the work is to spread the gospel in southern African nations such as Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa. As a part of this work we also help to send textbooks to schools, provide meals for orphans and help the widows. Since 2008, over 4,500 souls have been baptized into Christ and over 100 new congregation have begun. We pray that this work will continue to bear much fruit for the Lord.