Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so what better time to talk about love than now, right? It seems our culture is smitten with the idea of “love” especially when it comes to that warm fuzzy feeling--and what a lovely feeling that is! But it’s so much more than just a feeling. One of the final commandments Jesus gave his disciples before going to the cross was “As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35). “As I have loved you…” Jesus was a patient and kind leader and friend, always calling out the disciples to grow, but never tearing them down for their lack of understanding. And we all know how He fully demonstrated his love by laying down his own life. What about you and me? Is this the kind of love we’re known for? Do we squash every weed of unforgiveness and jealousy, or do we let them take root in our hearts? “But you don’t know what I’ve experienced” or “I can’t love that church leader who deeply hurt me”, and yet, Jesus does and he still died on the cross for them. We can’t reach the lost without first loving our own brothers and sisters in Christ. It’s not always easy and it sure is messy at times, but Jesus has asked each of us to live out this kind of love and he is faithful to help us on the journey. 
Jesus, thank you for showing us the way of love. Help us have a teachable spirit so we can grow in living out a selfless love, full of patience and grace. It is a joy to obey you because you are our one desire! 

Missionary Spotlight

Bethany is one of our very own LifeMission Church sent missionaries! She ministers in the Middle East by sharing the good news with Muslims and assisting with community development among the refugee populations. She also has connections with local midwives and is getting birth education in order to assist women during childbirth. Although 2020 was trying in many ways, she has grown significantly in language learning which has been a huge triumph! One of the many testimonies she has shared includes witnessing local friends retell Bible stories in their own words and seeing the Truth of the gospel really sinking into their hearts as they share with others. Praise God! 

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for opportunities to share the gospel as she has recently started a few small literacy classes in homes with a few families to help children learn as schools are still closed.
  • Pray for the seeds that have been planted through Bible storytelling to take root and grow!
  • Pray that more believers would rise up and join Bethany as a harvest laborer throughout the Middle East.

Local Outreach in February

In February, we’re promoting several serve opportunities through the Kansas City Dream Center. See below for more info on how you can get involved and love on our city!

ADOPT-A-BLOCK - Saturday, February 13, 12:30PM - 3PM 

Last month we started our newest Adopt A Block around La Fe Church. Join us this month as we take Valentine’s gift bags and flyers around the block.  

Sign up HERE!

ADOPT A BLOCK - Saturday, February 20, 12:30 - 3PM 

Join us as we clean up the neighborhood, distribute food and hygiene items and simply find and fill the needs of our community. 

Sign up HERE!

DREAM CENTER DESPENSA - Every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 - 5PM

Families in our community are struggling and need our help more than ever with food and clothing. Our Despensa provides healthy food and quality clothes to children, youth, and families in need. You can make a difference!

Sign up HERE!

Mission Monday

Join us this month for Mission Monday, a monthly gathering designed to develop missional community. This is for anyone who has a heart for missions or is interested in growing a deeper understanding of the world, cultivating God’s heart for all peoples, and discovering unique ways to be a part of God’s Mission! 

7pm in the Barn on the 3rd Monday’s of the Month

Summer Outreaches

Get excited! We’re sending 2 teams on outreach this summer--and YOU can be a part!

Register online or text GO21 to 913-286-1040 for more info

  • Salt Lake City, Utah - Cost $1000 - July 2021 (Specific Dates TBA) Register HERE!
  • Nicaragua - Cost $1,600 - June 21-28 Register HERE!