Have you ever thought about living out your faith by going on a mission trip?  Jo talks with worship pastor Kenny Bristol of Eagle Brook Church to discuss how his music was influenced by his life-changing experiences out on the mission field. We are also privileged to hear from Sharon Mitchell, co-founder of Isaiah 61, an organization that strives to serve God’s family in Artibonoite Haiti by bringing hope.

Kenny has been in music ministry for over 15 years. He and his wife Kari have experienced the wonderful work of God in their lives by traveling on mission trips to Haiti over the course of four years. A way that Kenny has been able to express his passion and understanding the mission field as he explains, he is “journaling by writing songs.” As the leading Worship Pastor of one of the biggest churches in the country, God has put his heart to Act Justly, Love Mercy and Walk Humbly.  That’s not only the title of his new album, but the very principles that God is teaching him on a daily basis.

Kenny shares how many of his songs were birthed from his own life with experiences, including; Place Called Grace, a song written after witnessing a young girl who was saved in Grace Village in Titanyen, Haiti.

“I want to capture the heart that God has given to me” -Kenny Bristol

How do we respond to what we’ve seen and bring justice to others in the world? Kennys shares his insights on how it all may start by simply changing our perspective.

“At the foot of the cross when we stand before Christ, we find ourselves on level ground” -Kenny Bristol

Kenny and his wife decided to donate 50 percent of the album profits to Healing Haiti, a faith based mission dedicated to serving the poor, the vulnerable and the most disadvantaged individuals in Haiti.

During the second part of the program, Sharon Mitchell shares her personal experience going out on the mission field.  Sharon and her husband Dan have been on 7 mission trips to Haiti since 2012.

“I could not believe the disparity between the United States and Haiti” – Sharon Mitchell

Sharon’s experience with the elderly impacted her life in a very special way and grabbed her heart. Many mission leaders go with the sense of helping others; in turn they get helped. She details the name for her ministry, Isaiah 61, and the meaning behind the scripture.

“We aren’t really focused on doing, Insight trips are more about going and being…being present with people and building relationships”. -Sharon Mitchell

God calls us to love Him and other people. “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” -Luke 10:27

Learn more about Isaiah 61 here. 

You can also purchase a copy of Act Justly Love Mercy Walk Humbly here.

Key scriptures: Micah 6:8, Hebrews 12, Isaiah 61, Matthew 25:34-40

Highlight: Finding a mission

Influenced by the mission field