“Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you!
As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” John 20:21
Living sent Missions was founded in 2011 as a 501c3 ministry by founders John Anthony (Tony) and Melissa Luther. The inspiration for the development of LSM is the Biblical teaching that Jesus Christ is sending out all believers to live “sent” for Him where they are and to the utter most parts of the world. It is the calling of all Christians to share the good news of Jesus Christ, not just an elect few like pastors and missionaries. LSM gives Christians from all the United States and Canada the opportunity to live “sent” in the Dominican Republic and LSM teaches new believers in the Dominican Republic how to live “sent” for Jesus Christ right where they are.
Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
It is the desire of LSM to defend those who can’t defend themselves and to serve the poorest of the poor, by giving Hope to the hopeless, bringing peace to the burdened and teaching others to Living sent for Jesus Christ.
Living Sent Missions is a ministry that:
•Shares the gospel and makes disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey all that the Lord has commanded.
•Encourages all believers to live “sent” for Jesus Christ where they are and wherever they go.
•Comes alongside those less fortunate, giving them a “hand up” out of poverty, by build them up in Christ, training them, teaching them and equipping them; doing ministry “with” them and not just “for” them.
Since the inception of LSM, we have shared the gospel with literally thousands of students, youth and adults. There have been hundreds and hundreds who have given their lives to Jesus Christ and many who have been given a chance to come up out of poverty through Living sent Mission’s mission projects.
We accomplish our mission by:
•Reaching the youth through an abstinence education presentation in the public schools.
•Reaching out to young girls and women in Crisis Pregnancy through the first ever Pregnancy Resource Center in the DR.
•Holding discipleship classes every week with men and women through the PRC.
•Hosting short-term mission teams in the Dominican Republic and equipping them with the tools they need to Live “Sent”, by serving alongside them, guiding them with what is most needed here in the Dominican Republic, encouraging them to share the love of Jesus, assisting them with ministry and taking them to the people who need to hear the gospel.
•Teaching English as a Second Language through the PRC.
•Coming alongside the local Dominican Pastors, building and growing the church and encouraging them in their own walk with God.
•Identifying those in the community who are motivated to take the next step up out of poverty. We connect these people with the resources needed to accomplish their goals whether that is furthering their education or starting their own business, as well as training and equipping them for various trades and how to run a business.
STATEMENT OF FAITH:
THE BIBLE -We believe that the Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments, were given by inspiration of God, and were inerrant in the original writings. God has supernaturally preserved the Bible, and it is the sole and final authority for faith and life, providing encouragement, guidance, comfort and instruction for training in righteousness.
THE TRINITY – We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
JESUS CHRIST – We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, took on Himself all our sins, died, rose again, ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father as our mediator and advocate.
THE HOLY SPIRIT – The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men of sin; regenerate the believing sinner; indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
MANKIND – We believe that man was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by his own effort.
SALVATION – We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, salvation only occurs when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his sins.
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE – We believe that every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. By obedience to the Word and daily yielding to the Spirit, every believer should mature and become conformed to the image of Christ. We believe that God has called every believer to live “sent” for Jesus Christ.