Archive for July, 2012

Welcome Home Greg Johnson

Missionary to Brazil

Greg Johnson was a Jr. High student when his family joined the launch team that helped create Brazos Pointe Fellowship in 2001. From the beginning he and his brother Jeff embraced our motto “Everybody Serves”, and did their part to reach out to Southern Brazoria County’s unchurched folks. As college students, when they saw an opportunity to serve overseas with us, they packed up and headed to Cambodia. A year later Greg took another opportunity to serve internationally; this time in Bolivia with one of our water well drilling teams. There in South America God placed a desire in his heart that short term mission trips couldn’t satisfy.

Fast forward a few years to 2010 when Greg received a two-year appointment by the International Mission Board to literally go where no Christians had gone before.* Serving as a “Journeyman Missionary”, Greg has spent the last two years in Brazil sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with people in remote villages along the Amazon River. He has experienced hardship and hunger, joy and satisfaction.

Having completed his assignment, Greg returned home this week. We’re working on a date for him to speak to our church about his journey. I’ll let you know as soon as we set it. Meanwhile I thought you may want to know he’ll be attending worship with us this Sunday morning in the 8:30 AM service. Then he’ll drive to Galveston to attend the 11:00 AM worship service at our satellite campus, Coastal Community Church, where his family now lives and serves. If you attend one of those services, make sure you tell Greg how much we appreciate him for his service in God’s Kingdom.

Live bold, Greg (the older one)

 *As Greg served globally, Jeff continued to serve locally back here at the Pointe. Then this spring he too pulled up roots and moved to Galveston to help launch Coastal Community Church.