Project Compassion was born from a study on Luke 7:11-16. In the passage we learn that as Jesus was passing by a small town called Nain, He sees a widow mourning the death of her only son. Verse eleven says that when He saw her, He had compassion on her. The thing is, He didn’t stop there. He took action. He raised her son back to life, giving her hope and a future. We felt compelled to do the same. To not only see and feel compassion for the hurting and the needy, but to give them hope and a future. In a simple desire to be obedient to what we felt the Word was calling us to do, we made a decision to raise $10,000 in a period of about a year.
At the time we didn't know where God wanted the $10,000 to go but we trusted that He would give us direction. Shortly after, we found out that Federal Mission Church is planning a mission trip for this coming summer. We felt that this was the direction we were waiting for. Project Compassion is the gift they will take to bless the community God leads us to. At this time, we don’t know where the trip will be to, or who or which group the $10,000 will be given to *. All we know is that we have to take action. We are currently praying and waiting for direction, asking for God to continue revealing His plan to us.
It is an exciting endeavor of faith to raise what initially felt like an improbable amount of money for a small young adult ministry. However as we’ve already begun to see God moving and providing, and people stepping out in generosity, we are overjoyed and determined to continue in faith. We hope that you join us, in prayer and whatever other means of support you feel called to provide.
At the sight of the dead raised to life, the people of Nain and the crowds following Jesus erupted in praise to the Father. Though Project Compassion is but a mustard seed sized effort, we believe God will bless our faith and use us to bring glory to His name and hope to His people as we follow in the footsteps of Christ.
* Praise the Lord! It has been officially confirmed that the mission trip will be to Costa Rica. The money will be given to a church that is serving there.
Elysia is a young adult group at Federal Way Mission Church aiming to reach people from ages 18 to 25. Our very first meeting was in 2011 with just a handful of members. Elysia has grown since and we pray God continues to expand horizons and use this ministry to bring glory to His name.