MissionsFest '17 will feature Mark Long, missionary to Mali, West Africa. Mark serves there with his wife, Leah, along with their two children Ana (7) and Simon (4). They work with a team of missionaries and nationals in a city of about 200,000 people, seeking to reach the unreached there who come from a large and highly resistant religion. Their strategy includes demonstrating God's love for them and establishing simple, reproducible Bible studies. In the last year, Mark's major responsibilities have been serving as team leader, teaching English at the local community center, equipping local Christians to effectively reach out to their neighbors, beginning and leading Bible studies and occasionally preaching and teaching in local churches.

Mark Long

Schedule of Events:

— Youth Pizza Night - Wednesday, March 1 | 6:30 PM @ The Rock

— Festival Potluck Dinner - Thursday, March 2 | 6:00 PM @ The Rock
BBQ pulled pork & Buns will be provided. We are asking families with lasts names beginning A-L to bring a salad and M-Z to bring a dessert. We will be done by 8pm. Sign-up at the Welcome Center or on the Rock App!

— Men's Missions Breakfast - Saturday, March 4 | 8:30 AM @ Golden Corral
All men and boys are invited to join us for breakfast as our missionary shares more about what God is doing in Mali.

— Missions Fest Worship - Sunday, March 5 | 10:30 AM @ The Rock
The kids will have a special time with the missionary from 10:30 to 11:00 in their classrooms while the rest of us will enjoy hearing him share the Word with us in the service.

— Young Adult Missions Night - Sunday, March 5 | 6:00 PM @ Bruening's
All college students and other young adults are invited to dinner and conversation with our missionary.


WATCH for additional events to be added!

Dine with a Missionary!

Would you like to rub shoulders with a missionary?
Would you like your kids to hear stories of sharing Christ in Mali, West Africa?

Well they can! We are looking for families to host Mark Long for a lunch or dinner sometime between Wednesday, March 1st and Monday, March 6. If you could either have Mark to your home or take him out for a meal, please sign up on the meal calendar in the Welcome Center.