On Wednesday night July 9th, RHMC went international – at least for the evening! Brother Todd Rentz of Red Springs shared some of his experiences from the mission field with a group of about 60 children and adults. He emphasized the fact that missions starts at home – if you are not serving the Lord in your local community, you should not expect to serve Him abroad. Rentz illustrated this point through his own life. He shared with the group how his local church has developed several ministries that are reaching out to the Red Springs community as well as to all of Robeson County. He told the group of an 80 year old woman in Clio, S.C. who wanted to have an impact on world missions. She got a group of elder woman together and made prayer crosses to be given out on mission trips. As each cross is made, the women pray for those who will receive the cross. To date, over 40,000 crosses have been distributed worldwide! He went on to tell the group about his mission trips to Kenya, West Africa and Nicaragua, South America. The teams he serves on provide several services including medical assistance, construction services, VBS programs, etc. One ministry that he emphasized was his teams’ involvement with the water purification project in Nicaragua, South America. This project provides individual purification systems to families who otherwise would have to drink bacteria plagued water. For the cost of a dinner and a movie, a family can be provided with clean drinking water for several years. He concluded his presentation by giving each member of Riverside a prayer cross – each one hand-made and prayed over by the Clio Ladies Group. The evening ended with an ice cream social allowing for a time of questions and fellowship with Brother Rentz.