Thirst Missions theme verse for 2023 is Matthew 5:3-10; The Beatitudes.
As we serve this year, we are seeking to cultivate a deeper understanding and practice of these foundational teachings of Jesus. Our desire is to align our hearts and actions with the character of Christ and to bring His love and justice to those we serve around the world.
The Beatitudes are a series of blessings that Jesus imparted upon His disciples during the Sermon on the Mount. These verses offer a radical and countercultural vision of what it means to live a blessed life. Jesus teaches that true blessing comes not from material wealth or power, but from humility, mercy, purity, and peacemaking. He calls us to embrace a life that is marked by a deep hunger and thirst for righteousness, a willingness to mourn with those who mourn, and a commitment to stand with the marginalized and oppressed.
At Thirst Missions, we believe that living out the Beatitudes is essential to our work of sharing the gospel and serving those in need. We recognize that our call to mission is not merely about providing physical aid or sharing a message of salvation, but about embodying the love and compassion of Christ in every aspect of our ministry. We seek to serve with humility, to listen and learn from those we serve, and to stand in solidarity with those who are marginalized and oppressed.
As we focus on the Beatitudes in 2023, we invite you to join us in this journey of transformation. Whether you are a seasoned missionary or considering your first mission trip, we believe that God has something powerful to teach us through these teachings of Jesus. We invite you to explore our mission trip opportunities and to prayerfully consider joining us on a journey of service and discipleship in 2024.
At Thirst Missions, we offer a variety of mission trips that are designed to meet the unique needs and gifts of each team. Whether you are passionate about evangelism, construction, medical care, or children’s ministry, we have a trip that will allow you to use your gifts to serve others and grow in your faith. We serve in Alaska, Appalachia, Belize, and Puerto Rico.
If you are interested in joining us for a mission trip in 2024, we encourage you to visit our website and begin the registration process. We believe that God has incredible things in store for those who choose to follow Him in this way, and we are excited to see how He will work through our teams in the coming year.
As we embrace the Beatitudes in 2023, may we be transformed by the love and grace of Christ and empowered to share that love with a world in need. We look forward to journeying with you in this important work.
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.