Erik and Bridget Martin

A Few Good Men For Ghana

This summer Life Teen Missionaries are going back to Ghana, Africa and we need a few good men.  We currently have filled all our slots for women, but we could still use a few more men.  We are looking for college aged students or recent grads who are looking to take their faith journey to the next level, looking to go deeper and put their faith more into action and we are looking for men who are interested in possibly being a full time missionary.  Several years ago the Marines had a slogan that said, ”We are looking for a few good men,” I think the Church could be using the same slogan today, to fight a different battle, one more severe, a battle for souls.

Edmund Burke once wrote, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”  Each year when we go to Mexico on mission and head out to the local Rancho’s and gather the people for prayer, or go to the local masses, I am always amazed at the lack of men in attendance.  “Where are all the men,” I would ask, and the typical answer would be a shrugging of the shoulders.  As I look around at mass here in the states occasionally, I wonder if we are not far behind.

Why is it that men struggle so much to live out their faith and put their faith in action?  We are at a place today in our world where the family is at such an attack.  I was recently informed that the divorce rate is now one in every two marriages ends in divorce, 50%.  We need men to be the firm foundation of their families, firmly grounded in the Lord.  The time is now for Men of God to rise up!

Our Church needs men to be who they were created to be, spiritual leaders.  If the family is the nucleus of society, then our country needs men to be men, it is time to accept the challenge and step up and be a man and live out your faith boldly.  Pope John Paul II once said in his encyclical Mission of the Redeemer, “I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church’s energies to a new evangelization and to the mission ad gentes [to the nations].  No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples.”  He also states, “the urgency of the Church’s mission is obvious”.  This mission is obvious, there are families being destroyed, people starving for love and the “good news”.  The question is what are you doing about it, will you feed them?

If you or someone you know would be interested in this mission, please contact me at [email protected].  For more information about the Ghana mission, visit http://lifeteenghanamission.wordpress.com/

“Why do you stand here idle all day? You too go into my vineyard”  – Matthew 20:6,7

All for Love,

Erik

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Erik and Bridget Martin

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Erik and Bridget were married in April of 2011. Bridget was a missionary with Family Missions Company for 10 years and Erik became a missionary with Life Teen in 2007. They currently live and serve at Life Teen Covecrest, located in Tiger, GA focusing on local outreach and leading short term foreign mission trips for college students.