38Assemblies of God World Missions represents a growing family of more than 4,000 people
-2,035 appointed missionaries, 615 missionary associates and 1,500 missionary children -scattered throughout 212 countries and territories. These dedicated men and women, along with their children, are taking the gospel to cities, urban areas and remote villages, telling a lost world that Christ loves them and came to redeem them from their sins.
Together they work with more than 280,000 national pastors in six geographical regions
-Africa, Asia Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and Northern Asia.
A word that accurately describes Assemblies of God World Missions today is “unprecedented.” The worldwide Fellowship now numbers more than 52 million members and adherents with over 275,000 churches and preaching points. The doors of opportunity to preach the gospel of Christ also are unprecedented as missionaries and national believers minister to those who have never heard.
At Willow Oak Assembly of God, we support 24 missionary families, both in U.S. and foreign missions. We have an annual Missions Convention which highlights our involvement and encourages member participation in GIVING (financial support), GROANING (intercessory prayer), and GOING (participating in our annual short-term mission trips).
Local missions are also a priority to our church because we believe that we are placed in this community to make a difference and to share hope and share life with its people.