Serve Here First, Then GO!

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Thursday, January 3, 2019 @ 10:54 AM

It's great to know that The Lamb's Chapel helps spread the gospel in so many ways. Mikaela McAdams is in Africa as this blog is being written. She left a week ago and is having the time of her life. The Lamb's Chapel helped Mikaela with funds to get to Africa in order for her to share the gospel. What a great opportunity and growing experience for her and the team from Love Africa. Click Here and see some of the people she has encountered. Please pray for Mikaela and the team as they continue to share the love of Jesus in the villages of Africa. When she gets back and you see her walking around the campus at The Lamb's Chapel or running a camera for a service, or working in the kitchen; stop her and ask how God changed her life as she was changing lives for Him? It's good to know that she did not start serving when she went to Africa. She started serving in and around the campus of The Lamb's Chapel a long time ago. I want to encourage you to do the same before you take a trip. Get involved. See where God wants you and trust Him to show you where you need to go. 

 

 

Missions 2018 Review

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 11:39 AM

Here we are in the last 2 weeks of 2018. The Lambs Chapel has been on the move this year. Over the past year we have given 24% of our budget to missions. Giving money away to those doing God's work is one of The Lamb's Chapels greatest assets. We partner with over 35 different ministries here locally, stately, nationally, and internationally. What is so amazing about those we support is that they are changing the world for Jesus Christ and we get to be a part. We are excited to see pictures, videos, and hear reports every month; some of which I have shared throughout the year. A part from supporting over 35 ministries, we have encouraged and helped 15 people go on short-term mission trips. There is nothing more exciting than to talk to those coming back from a mission trip and hear how God has moved in their lives and those they have ministered to. I just want to take the time to thank you for your prayers and gifts whether it was a Christmas gift under the tree for or toy drive or a financial gift sent India, Honduras, Nepal, or the Dominican Republic, or volunteering at one of our many events; you are amazing! 

2019 is going to be even greater! We are going to touch even more lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ. I will be traveling a lot this year and I hope to bring good reports from India, Nepal, Honduras, Dominican Republic as many new things are happening. I pray that you will have a deeper desire to take the gospel to the nations in 2019. I pray that when you have opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and go on a short-term trip in the states or internationally that you will do it with a passion. My prayer verse for 2019 is Psalm 2:8 "Ask of Me, and I will give You the Nations for Your inheritance". I want to see the nations worshipping the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. This kind of worship starts with us. So as we begin a new year, let's begin with a prayer and a task that is God sized. Let's ask for the nations and believe God to give them to us! 

Thank you all for your prayers and your support. 

Success!

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Monday, November 19, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

Operation Christmas Child was a huge success because of you! Thank you so much for coming out Saturday and Sunday to pack over 5200 shoeboxes. Each box was packed with love and prayed over. I know that as they go out on Tuesday they are going out to children all over the world that will receive a gift, many for the first time in their life. I also know that as they go out so does the gospel of Jesus Christ. We may never know the impact of this pack-a-thon, but one thing is for sure... the gospel of Jesus went out. In Isaiah 55:11God's Word tells us that when the Word goes out it will not return void. I am so thankful and grateful to all that were able to help behind the scenes putting boxes together and placing fillers where they needed to be. Thank you to all who packed and helped clean up. Because of you OCC was a huge success. See you next year!

PACKING PARTY TIME

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 1:42 PM

The time is here. This Saturday, November 17 we need your HELP! Come out and join us for our Operation Christmas Child Packing Party from 9am to 12pm at the Airport Campus 3539 Alamance Rd. Burlington NC 27215. Bring the family and enjoy packing over 5000 boxes that are packed with the love of the gospel of Jesus Christ. If you already have boxes packed we are also a Drop-Off location at the Airport Campus only. The times for Drop-Off are below. Looking forward to seeing you there. 

 

Location AIRPORT CAMPUS ONLY

November 12th-19th. Times of drop off are as followed:

3:30 – 6:30 Monday – Friday November 12-16

11:00 – 3:00 Saturday November 17

4:00 – 6:00 Sunday November 18

1:00 – 6:00 Monday November 19

Please fill out form to Volunteer to help with Drop-Off Times

Getting out of the Boat

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Monday, November 5, 2018 @ 3:19 PM

I have always had a heart for missions and seeing those in need of Jesus come to know him personally. I also have always had a heart for people getting excited about missions and going to places they have never been and embarking on things they never knew were coming. My son, Austin and his wife Laura, have done just that in the Dominican Republic. They went to the D.R. a little of a year ago. They were excited to immerse themselves in the culture and make friends and see Jesus work. 

 

You know you have officially immersed yourself in the culture when you decide to have a baby right where all of those you minister to have babies. San Pedro is the closest city to Austin and Laura in the D.R. The way the story was told to me is that if we are going to be missionaries to those in San Pedro and Ramon Santana we need to trust God that He can take care of our baby here just as well as He could have in the US. Wow! What faith! What trust! This is get out of the boat faith. God is faithful and baby Malachi was born by C-section on October 15, 2018. Mom, dad and baby are doing well. 

 

I cannot get over the amount of faith and trust in God it takes to move from the comforts of the United States and live in another country… much less get to the point of having a life changing surgery in a place you have never been with doctors who do not speak your native language. This is truly walking in faith. 

 

Can I challenge you to start walking this way? You cannot do this on your own. You cannot walk the walk of faith and try to go your own way. Peter got out of the boat and walked on water. This means that Peter had the faith to walk as Jesus walked. Peter sank after a few steps, but he did do something that no one else in the boat could say… “I got out of the boat”. I challenge you all to get out of the boat. Step out in faith and see what God can do. 

Come And Race with Us!

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 1:27 PM

THIS IS NOT A RUNNING RACE! My kind of race...in a car, truck, van, etc....

What a great ministry, run by great people. Come on out and support Abundant Life!

The Amazing Grace Race - Saturday, October 27th

The Amazing Grace Race is a Road Rally/Scavenger Hunt to benefit Abundant Life Ministry - A Christ based ministry for adults with special needs. This exciting event will begin at the Haw River Campus at 1:00PM and end at the Airport Campus, with stops and challenges along the way. Race donation is $75 per car - each vehicle must have a minimum of two persons. Entry includes dinner. Stop at the Connections Desk for more details and registration forms. For information, contact Steve Glahn at steve.glahn@thelambschapel.org or call (336)266-7833.

Post Race activities are at the Airport Campus gym from 4:00PM - 6:00PM and is open to EVERYONE! We will have a T-Shirt sale, crafts made by Abundant Life participants will be on sale, a silent auction, AND dinner! Join us for an afternoon of fun and excitement!

Donations needed for silent auction. If you have something to donate please contact Jackie Simmons at  (704)578-4834.

 Or you can sign up at race.tlcalive.com

Challenge Accepted

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

Feed the Hunger asked you to respond and respond you did. There were over 300 that came out to help pack meals for hurricane Michael victims in the Panhandle of Florida. Feed the Hunger had a scheduled time from 4pm to 8pm to pack 50,000 meals and before 4pm we had 2 tables going at full speed ahead. By 4:30 we had 12 full tables going and putting out packages of food. By 6:30pm we packed over 60,000 meals and there was nothing left to pack. Thank you all for coming out and thank you all for working so hard and giving your time to help those in need. For those that showed up at 6:30pm ready to pack it will not go unnoticed. Thank you for taking the time to come by and help clean up. Thank you Feed the Hunger for all you do and we look forward to working with you again. Thank you for allowing The Lamb's Chapel to be apart and thank you for bringing many from the community together to help in a big way. 

No, You're Not Leaving!

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Monday, September 17, 2018 @ 4:26 PM

It has been an interesting few days here in North Carolina. Hurricane Florence has dumped 40 inches of rain in places along our East Coast and around 6 to 8 inches here in Burlington, NC. My executive pastor and I were supposed to leave for Bangladesh, Nepal, and India on September 13, but because of the weather all flights were cancelled. Needless to say, we are still here in North Carolina. I know that God is in control and I know that we will eventually get to meet our partners on the other side of the world soon!

 

We are currently partnered with Everest Base Camp Outreach, which is a Seminary Bible College in the Nepal, and they have classes that begin in October. Please pray for them as they begin their new year preparing pastors to share the gospel. We also work with a children’s home in Nepal (I am unable to disclose the name) but there are over 25 children in the home that are hearing the gospel and carrying Jesus to the schools they go to. Pray for them as they have a major need for a well to be dug on their property to help with water issues. In India we are partnered with 2 children’s homes, with a total of 35 children, that are hearing the good news of the gospel and carrying it to their families and into their schools.  We are also personally involved with one pastor that is planting churches and preaching the good news across India. When we get to go to India in January we will be able to sit down and talk with the President of an Evangelical Association that has a goal of planting over 100,000 churches in India. Wow! What a goal for the Kingdom! 

 

Pray for us as we continue to pray and plan for the new trip and as we continue to encourage our partners. They were excited to get to put faces with names, as were we. It is disheartening to have to cancel, but God has a plan and He is in control.

Anna, Back from France

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Monday, September 17, 2018 @ 3:20 PM

For those of you that do not know Anna Briggs, she is a member at The Lamb’s chapel, and we helped her get to France for a mission trip. Having worked with her on a mission trip before, I can say that she is one of the hardest workers I know. Her work is not just for work sake, it is for the Kingdom. She loves Jesus and she loves stepping out of her comfort zone and doing things that help her grow in her faith in Jesus Christ. Stepping out in faith is exactly what she did this past month as she went to France on a mission trip and had the opportunity to share her faith through street evangelism, singing, playing the piano, sharing her testimony and ministering in churches. She had many opportunities to work with children to share how God was working in her life and also hear from a pastor and his wife wisdom about living out your faith. In the world we now live, many would think, why France? France has become a nation that was more Christian in the 90’s than now. Because of the influx of anti-Christian ideologies and political shifts, much like the United States, France is now at an all-time low in those that believe there is a God and at an all-time high  in those that say there is no God or claim to be not religious at all. So for Anna, France was an open door to share her faith. With Catholicism making up most of the Christians in France, there was also great opportunity to share about the grace of Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God” This is truly the message of the gospel and Anna had a great time sharing. Please pray for Anna as she is now home and looking forward to what God has in store for her next.

Mr. Frank's House

Posted by Shaun Greeson on Monday, September 17, 2018 @ 3:18 PM

The pictures above may be offensive... but before you take offense take a moment to read and find out the story behind the dirtiness. Mr. Frank lives in a suburb of Charlotte. There were 13 students and 2 adults working on this site this past week as The Lamb’s Chapel  served with Mission Serve. Mr. Frank was dirty and really did not care much for our students being in his house. You see Mr. Frank was a hoarder and did not have a working bathroom which made for unsanitary conditions and a really, really dirty house. On the inside, Mr. Frank was lonely. He was broken and embarrassed. I had to explain to the students what they were about to see because no one, and I mean no one, had ever seen anything like Mr. Frank’s house. What amazed me is that the conditions really did not matter to the students, they loved on Mr. Frank just as if they had known him all their lives. They cleaned his kitchen, they cleaned his bedroom, they took trash upon trash upon trash to the dumpster, they helped work on a bathroom that really should have been condemned. By the middle of the week Mr. Frank’s heart was broken that these students had come from all over the United States to unite together to help him. My wife heard him say “Time flies when you are busy.” What Mr. Frank was saying is that he was lonely and the students being in his home and around him made time just go by so fast. These students from all walks of life and from different states were truly the hands and feet of Jesus this week. They loved their neighbor as their self this week (Mark 12:31). They did it to the least of these this week (Matthew 25:40). I know that as you look at these pictures your mind may immediately go to how can someone live like this? I can promise you that my mind did the same thing. The second thought that ran through my mind was my sin was that dirty and Jesus Christ washed me white as snow and Jesus didn't mind giving His all for me. As dirty and unsanitary as Mr. Frank’s house was, my heart was dirtier. I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve and for the way these student’s hearts have been changed. As you look at the pictures don’t forget that there are people in your backyard and your city that need to be loved and need someone to care. I pray as you see these pictures you are not offended, but that the pictures are a motivation for you to ask God what is next for you and how you can get involved in what God is doing to help others!

 
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