Posts in the Missions Category

Purposeful Partnership: The Wichita Bible Translation Project

Posted onFebruary 22, 2017 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

We are so excited about a new missions partnership at First Free! As you know, we want to see the gospel go wide to all peoples. We have a strategic emphasis in missions on getting the gospel to unreached people groups, meaning ethnolinguistic people groups without a viable, indigenous witness for Christ. Or more simply, a group that speaks the same language, without anyone from that group who can tell them about Christ....Keep Reading

Global Opportunities in Wichita!

Posted onSeptember 1, 2016 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

Last Sunday, I walked into the gym here at First Free after church. What a beautiful sight! It was the annual Great Giveaway organized by Randell Harms. There were about 100 international students and a few Americans, sitting around tables eating together. Along the outer walls of the gym were stacks of household goods for these students to take to their apartments for free. A couple hours later, some First Free volunteers would load up their trucks with mattresses, kitchen utensils, and all sorts of other things, to drive students back to their apartments near campus....Keep Reading

Missions Weekend, June 25-26

Posted onJune 20, 2016 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

Missions Weekend is coming up June 25-26! Our special guest will be Pastor Brandon Redic. Brandon recently planted The Bridge Church here in Wichita. We hope you'll join us for the following events during Missions Weekend....Keep Reading

Four Ways to Love the Nations

Posted onJanuary 26, 2016 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

Sometimes “the nations” seem so far away from us. We have so much going on in our lives right here in Kansas, that to engage our hearts with what’s going on overseas can almost seem overwhelming. And yet, God calls the church to “go and make disciples of all nations.” Christians do need to care about what God is doing to accomplish his mission among “every tribe, nation, and people.” So how do we grow in our heart for the nations? Here are a few ideas! ...Keep Reading

God at Work in Zambia 2015

Posted onAugust 2, 2015 | by: First Free | 0 comments

As we report back to you we want to thank you once again for being a crucial part of our time at Village of Hope in Zambia. Praise God for your faithfulness. We are excited to fill you in on how he is working. Our team of nine kept busy! Land clearing, vehicle repair, teacher education, curriculum preparation, physicals on around 500 children, planning for a piggery, plans for expanding the secondary school and building relationships were the tasks we set to gladly. Several of us even got to teach in some of the vocational classes. The opportunity to see what the current needs are and to be able to come back and share with you is such a privilege. ...Keep Reading

Join Us for Missions Weekend, June 27-28

Posted onJune 4, 2015 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

Missions Weekend is coming up on June 27-28! Our special guests this year include Sam & Sharon Mall. Sam & Sharon have been First Free missions partners with ReachGlobal in India since 1995. Sam was born and raised in India and met Sharon in the States while working with international students. After getting married in 1973, they’ve been involved in numerous ministries in India, including starting a church planting institute and anti-trafficking initiatives. We hope you'll join us for the following events during Missions Weekend....Keep Reading

You ARE Called to Missions

Posted onJuly 15, 2014 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

God’s global plan is very clear in Scripture. From God blessing Abraham to bless “all the families of the earth” in Genesis 12 to people “from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages” worshipping the Lord in Revelation 7:9, we see God working to save a remnant from every people group on earth. The Great Commission of Matthew 28 is Jesus’ clear calling for believers to participate in God’s plan. This commission wasn’t just for the disciples. How do I know? There are two clues....Keep Reading

Missions Sunday Preview

Posted onMay 30, 2014 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

Missions Sunday is coming up on June 29! In recent years, our Missions Sundays have been in October. So, why June this year? It’s simple: more of our missionaries will be back in Wichita to participate in June than in October. Our Sunday morning services will have a missions focus and Sunday evening we will host our 2nd annual “Trip Around the World.” Let me tell you more about both! ...Keep Reading

God at Work in Uganda

Posted onApril 15, 2014 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

God is doing a great work in the lives of orphans in Uganda and in the life of our church as well. Robin Willford, a First Free member, was a part of our recent March trip to Uganda with the Global Orphan Project. You will see what God is doing through her answers below. I hope you will consider how you can be more of a part of missions at First Free, whether it be going, sending, praying, welcoming, or training!...Keep Reading

God At Work in NYC

Posted onApril 11, 2014 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

Our college missions team to New York City had an amazing time. God worked in and through them in some powerful ways. By partnering with Urban Nations to work with immigrants and refugees from over 25 countries, our team made a real impact on a short 8-day trip. Below you’ll see what Kate Dorsey had to say about her experience in New York City, and what it means for her going forward. Enjoy! ...Keep Reading

Never the Same - An Introduction to Steve Richardson

Posted onOctober 4, 2013 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

The Sawi were headhunters and cannibals when a young couple named Don and Carol Richardson arrived in their village carrying their seven-month-old boy Steve--and a message that would change the tribe forever. The year was 1962, and Steve--and later, three more children--spent their youth among the Sawi, learning the language and embracing the culture in ways that would shape the rest of their lives....Keep Reading

Answered Prayer in the Czech Republic

Posted onSeptember 4, 2013 | by: Sonya Wilson | 0 comments

This year was First Free’s tenth camp partnering with the Litomerice church. We were amazed and thankful for how God used this year’s team of five: Mark, Amy, Jim, Sonya and Maureen. It was a smaller number than in previous years, but God provided just what was needed....Keep Reading

Missions Sunday Preview - 2013

Posted onAugust 26, 2013 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

Missions Sunday is coming up on October 13! Our Sunday morning services will have a missions focus, and Sunday evening we will host our 2nd annual “Trip Around the World.” Let me tell you more about both!...Keep Reading

Chances to See

Posted onAugust 9, 2013 | by: Claire Chapman | 0 comments

God showed me exciting things over a ten day trip to Moldova in Eastern Europe. Our team of twelve partnered with a small rural church to fit eyeglasses and organize a VBS program. The people of rural Moldova were so thankful for whatever help our team provided. One grandmotherly woman with a purple scarf tied on her head and a long dress stands out....Keep Reading

New First Free Missionaries

Posted onJune 28, 2013 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

First Free is excited to be sending several new missionaries this year. Today we will introduce you to three who will be serving as teachers in overseas schools. Take a look at your new missionaries!...Keep Reading

Missions at First Free

Posted onMay 30, 2013 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

What is missions? There are thousands of definitions and thousands of different ways that churches approach missions. At First Free, we participate in many kinds of missions, from church planting in the toughest places on earth to local ministries to parachurch ministries in Wichita reaching specific pockets of people. We do, however, have some very clear priorities....Keep Reading