HOW WE SERVE THE NATIONS
Proclaiming the gospel is the very heartbeat of EIM. Every ministry we pursue has a threefold purpose, to meet the emotional, physical, and, above all, spiritual needs of everyone we meet. With every ministry opportunity that is presented we seek to make sure it will further our heart for reaching the nations. God has blessed our efforts and for that we are grateful.
SHEPHERD’S BAG MINISTRY™
Early in our ministry, Bro. Rocky became burdened by all the children he saw, children who were malnourished and lacking life’s basic necessities. His heart longed to minister to these precious children in a special way. It was through the Holy Spirit that our Shepherd’s Bag Ministry was born. After praying for ways to bless the children of the world, the Spirit brought the story of David and Goliath to Bro. Rocky’s heart. As a shepherd boy, David relied on the contents of his “shepherd’s bag”. Everything he needed to fight the enemy, those things trying to hurt or kill his sheep, he kept close by him in his little pouch. On the day he would fight Goliath, David took 5 smooth stones from the river bed and placed them in his bag as he headed towards Goliath. This became the concept behind our Shepherd’s Bags. Using a one gallon zip bag, we can bless needy children around the world. It’s a simple gift that has opened more doors to the gospel than we ever dreamed.
Through our Shepherd’s Bag Ministry™ we have had the privilege of preaching the gospel in over 8 different countries and to countless children, adults, and teachers. We praise God for each person He has brought to Himself through this ministry. This year we hope to send our first container of Shepherd’s Bags to the country of Tanzania. We ask you to pray for those who will receive these bags. May the Holy Spirit go before us and prepare the hearts of those who will receive these gifts and possibly even hear the gospel for the very first time. We give him all the glory for what He is going to do!
Our Shepherd’s Bags make a great project for VBS, youth groups, Sunday School departments, and WMA groups. Our Shepherd’s Bag distribution teams to Honduras also make a great option for a short term mission trip! If you or your church would like more information on how to get involved in this ministry, please contact our Shepherd’s Bag Coordinator, Fonda Norris at (870) 226-3626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe that the Bible is the “living and active” Word of God and because of this, we believe it is crucial to get as many Bibles as possible into the hands of people all over the world! Through our Bible Ministry, we are able to send money to our foreign national pastors so they can purchase Bibles in their language to give to new converts and those they are able to witness to. Over the years, we have been able to see over 500,000 Bibles distributed in the countries we have visited!
It’s through the Word that people are able to see the history of the world and God’s plan for redeeming mankind. It’s the TRUTH of the Word that shows man their sins and how they can be brought back to their perfect, holy, and just Creator God. Will you join us? Will you be a part of our effort to get Bibles to every corner of the earth? We pray that you will!
II Timothy 2:2, “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”
We are passionate about the church and believe that she plays a vital role in saturating villages, cities, regions, and countries with the Gospel. In order for there to be strong churches, there must also be strong pastors. For over 10 years, we have assisted, taught, and provided resources to many of our foreign national pastors. Our focused areas of pastoral training are doctrine, theology, and evangelism.
If you are a pastor and would like to participate in training other pastors, please contact Mike Goodwin at email@example.com for more information.
OVERSEAS BIBLE SCHOOL
Come join us for an exciting time of evangelism. You will have the opportunity to invest your life in the lives of children and adults. Our Overseas Bible Schools are conducted very much like the Vacation Bible Schools that we are familiar with here in the States. We try to make each Bible School culturally adaptable as well as enjoyable.
Although each OBS team will be uniquely different, all will use EIM’s teaching curriculum. Each Bible School will have crafts, games, puppets and/or dramas, and most importantly a comprehensive presentation of the Gospel throughout the week. With some teams, we hope to pass out Shepherd’s Bags™, do street evangelism and pass out tracts.
EIM has many years of experience in taking evangelistic teams overseas. Although OBS is one of our newer evangelistic outreaches, we have held Overseas Bible Schools in Romania, Great Britain, Honduras, Peru, Africa, Philippines, and Tanzania.