The program opens at 10 a.m. Friday.
The LMR celebration is being sponsored by the Church of God World Missions.
The event is designed to recognize and show appreciation to missions-loving individuals who assist missionaries, orphanages, Bible schools and other mission projects. It will also provide information and resources to help missions programs for congregations.
The exhibit on Friday will feature 60 exhibits/booths hosted by missionaries around the world along with their partners in missions.
Guests will be participating from states throughout the U.S. as well as several countries around the world to meet missionaries and acquaint themselves with the various missions projects that need financial assistance.
The LMR Program is designed for each local church pastor to appoint a representative from his congregation who has the ability to lead as well as a desire to be involved in the Great Commission — “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
The LMR is chosen to work with the pastor to organize a missions program for the local church. Churches will be represented from as far away as Alaska, South Dakota, California and Texas.
At 6:55 p.m. Friday, the Missions Celebration service will open with a Parade of Nations and a mass choir (joined by three choirs from other countries by means of media video).
Dr. Tim Hill, general director of Church of God World Missions, will preach a special message on missions.
The Saturday morning sessions will open with a drawing for a free missions trip.
Various presenters will be sharing information on how to develop a missions program in the local church (missions in the large church and missions in the small church).
Other sessions will include testimonials shared by leaders and individuals who have been involved in “missions” and how they have been blessed as a result of their ministry involvement.