Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Missions

Our motto at QBC is ‘Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ’.  This not only includes Rhode Island but to the remotest part of the earth as commanded in Acts 1:8; “you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

John Piper said “Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t.” QBC is committed to reaching for Christ not just those here in our “Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria” but to the least-reached in the remotest parts of the world.

Pastors in Myanmar Held Without Trial

Pastors Dom Dawng Nawng Latt, 65, and La Jaw Gam Hseng, 35, were arrested on December 24, 2016, after helping to negotiate the release of a couple that had complained to military officials about the destruction of their house. The pastors went to the Byuha Gon military base where the couple were being held. Military officials released the couple but detained the clergymen, citing that the arrest was linked to the pastors helping journalists cover the bombing of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church building on November 23-24.

Buddhist Monks Threaten Churches in Sri Lanka

On March 25th, a Buddhist monk led a group of about 50 people into a church and demanded that the Christians cease worship activities. when police arrived, they scolded the Christians for disturbing the peace and ordered the pastor to go to the station for an interview. Pastor Ishara visited the police station twice but never met the officer in charge. A week later, the pastor, who had led worship in the area for 17 years, received a letter stating that his church must register with the government.

Our Fellow Laborers: Bibles Needed in Mali

There is s shortage of Bibles in the Sikasso Region of southern Mali, and the Bibles are desperately needed because of an increasing number of new Christian believers. In the past, Islamic extremists destroyed Bibles first when attacking villages. Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) recently replaced 1,200 Bibles, but that number represents only a fraction of what is needed in the area.

Our Fellow Laborers: Opposition to Church Construction in Indonesia

On March 7th, hundreds of Muslims converged on the site of a new church in Bekasi, Indonesia, to protest its construction. After gathering at the construction site, the Muslims used loudspeakers to protest the local authorities who had approved the new church in their neighborhood. Eventually the protest turned violent, with some throwing rocks and bottles. Police had to resort to firing tear gas to disperse the protesters.