In John 1:1, Jesus is called “the Word.”
The Word. La Palabra.
By design, words must be powerful. And they must be part of God’s plan for reaching His people, part of His mission.
We’re all familiar with The Great Commission. Jesus tells us to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them, and teaching them His ways. How can we teach the nations if we can’t even speak their language?
Soma wants to be a Body that prioritizes missions. So naturally, we must be a Body that prioritizes languages and the learning of languages. As a church made up of everyday missionaries, we encourage everyone to be involved in language development, whether you’re a “goer” or a “sender.” As a church in San Marcos, we’ll be doing life with people from all kinds of backgrounds and nations, particularly Latin American nations. It only makes sense to practice Spanish and immerse ourselves in Hispanic culture as a simple way to live on mission in our city. Some of our people (kids included!) are taking Spanish classes or utilizing Spanish apps to initiate this language development. We’re starting small, with the hopes that these small steps will have huge ripple effects.
Please pray for our people as we take on challenging tasks and learn a new language. Pray that we would fully embrace our identity as everyday missionaries. Pray that we would be bold to use Spanish when the opportunities arise. Pray that our church would soon look like the city, lots of diversity unified under Jesus Christ. Pray that we’d not only look like the city, but that we’d be a church for the city, for the nations!
Soma SM, let’s make ourselves servants to all, that we might win more people to Jesus… Let’s become all things to all people, that by all means we might save some. And let’s do it all for the sake of the Gospel! (1 Corinthians 9:19, 22-23)