From the Desk of Bishop Brian Goins, Ph.D - Director, Global Missions
Dear Saints of God:
It is with great pleasure that I bring you greetings in the name of Jesus Christ and to serve as your newly consecrated Director of Shield of Faith Fellowship International Missions. It has always been my desire to follow the directives of God which insures success every time. I am pleased to work with our capable leader, Apostle Henry Alexander, our Board of Bishops, Pastors, Elders, Ministers, Auxiliary Leaders and the Shield of Faith membership at large.
We have missions trips that travel all over the globe. If you have a heart to serve, and love to travel, look no further. We could always use another set of hands. Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron.
I have a history of serving God's people for over 40 years and with God's help I will continue to do so; for me there is no greater calling in life. My life theme is 'At Our Best We are Servants, At Our Worst We Are Selfish'. Let us continue to be at our best, serving one another.
My primary focus as Director of Shield of Faith Global Missions is to accommodate the great commission by spreading the gospel around the world as Jesus stated in Mark 16:15-17 (KJV): And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. As Apostolics, we understand this was fulfilled in Acts Chapter 2 and continues today through the ministry of Shield of Faith Fellowship of Churches International, Inc.
I am appealing to the body at large, along with Apostle Alexander and the Board of Bishops that you will serve with us in giving a special seed offering to help support our Missions efforts around the world. It is our goal to raise $10,000.00 dollars a month for the remainder of the year!
Most of you will not be able to travel to various parts of the Globe with our missions team, but your financial support will help get us there. We are also asking for those who will give throughout the year a monthly offering of $5, $10, $20 or more. Every amount helps! I solicit your prayers in this endeavor that the Lord will bless us to be successful in helping bring a greater vision for missions to the Shield of Faith body.