As the world grows smaller, our opportunities to partner and serve around the world are increasing.
Upcoming Mission Trips in 2018:
March 2018, Panama, Construction Team – Team Leader – Randy Wimbish
For more information about these mission efforts contact the team leader listed or Jim Riddell at Jim.Riddell@gmail.com.
Virginia Baptists launched a new partnership with the churches of Panama, and teams from Gayton helped pave the way over these past few years.
Since May of 2011, we have sent more than 60 team members to Panama to serve in construction, kids camps and in support of the pastors and their families.
We are excited to continue building relationships and fellowshipping with our brothers and sisters in Panama.
Rick & Donna Martin Serving in Peru
Rick & Donna Martin are Gayton members, serving on mission in Peru through South America Mission. Gayton provides financial and prayer support as they minister to the Quechua community. Click here for their latest update.
Peru Newsletter – from Elizabeth Martin
Join Rick and Donna Martin as they plant a new church in Ayacucho, Peru! Plans include Children’s Ministry, English Classes, Testimonies and Discipleship!
The latest reports from the Martins indicate they are seeing people make commitments to Christ and are being Baptized!
Discerning the Potential for Mission Partnerships
Exploring God’s Leadership in the World
“Wherever He Leads I’ll Go!” The words are from an old hymn that has characterized the commitment of missionaries to go wherever God leads. The Gayton Missions Council is seeking God’s leadership about where He is leading us as a church to share the Gospel. We are exploring three areas:
Continued ministry in Panama – We have been a part of six-year partnership in Panama. The official partnership has officially concluded but there are many Gayton members who continue to maintain relationships and a vision for ongoing ministry.
Exploring Peru – Former Gayton members Rick and Donna Martin spent two years at Gayton just prior to moving to the mountains of Peru where they will be planting a church in Huanta. Gayton is an active financial partner in their ministry. The Martins have expressed a desire to have Gayton join with them in some ministry projects. A vision trip to Peru is currently planned for September to evaluate the opportunities and potential for a hands-on partnership. If you are interested in going please contact Jim Riddell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please pray that God will lead that team in discerning the Lord’s will.
Wherever He leads…should we engage in one ministry, two or all three? Please pray that God will give us a clear sense of His leadership.
“…I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life…” John 4:35-36
Gayton provides financial support to Gideons International, partnering to put Bibles into the hands of people around the world.