We each have SO much to offer the World; we’re so rich in the knowledge of God but often fail to realize this while surrounded by the plenty around us. It often takes getting “out there” to appreciate our role in the Great Commission that Jesus called us to. (Matt. 28v19)
With more than 2 decades of experience in Mission trips, crusades and outreaches in Southern and Central Africa, Shannon has a passion to be involved in taking the GOOD NEWS to places where it hasn’t been heard or that have very little access to it. We want to take people along with us and show them how easy and how much fun this can be, exposing them to Ministries in the World where people are making an eternal difference in their communities.
Join us on Mission trips, bring people – and watch lives & ministries be changed forever!
One of the greatest things we have as Christians is HOPE.
LakeHaven’s mission trip to Mexico was a 1st time experience for my wife and I. Our hearts and eyes were opened to God’s great commission. As an American and a grace-filled Christian, it’s sometimes difficult to comprehend the idea of living without hope. “We can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens us.” This verse alone gives us hope and a motivation to grow beyond where we are. The Bible also tells us that where there is no vision the people surely will perish. Being able to visualize ourselves beyond where we are produces life in us. If you can see it you can achieve it.
Many of the people we encountered in Mexico could not see themselves beyond their poverty or beyond the unworthiness they felt. They were given rules to live by and standards to meet in order to gain acceptance into Heaven that they could never meet. They told us that this is what their local religious leaders taught. What wonderful news it must have been for them to hear about Jesus! To see their eyes open wide and the tears of joy surface as their vision is being restored by the Gospel, i.e. the good news about Jesus! Their response to our message was both exciting and humbling to me.
I had to ask myself, “Why has it taken over 2000 years for them to have heard this message that can set them free?” I felt sad to think that for centuries these people had been defeated by condemnation. I thought that surely at some point somebody must have told them the Good News about the death and resurrection of Jesus. Sadly however, not all Christians share the real truth about God…
The truth that Jesus died for our sins so we are made righteous or (right with God) by his blood. It is a free gift that we cannot earn.
The truth that God took out the punishment for “All” sin on Jesus, so we no longer have to fear punishment.
The truth that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
The truth that there is nothing we can do to change the way God feels about us. God is no respecter of person. He loves the child abusing alcoholic just as much as he loves the Pope. (Remember, He sees us through the sin-washing blood of Jesus)
The truth that we can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens us, and that He has given us everything we need pertaining to life and Godliness.
The truth that the end cannot come until all have heard the Gospel.
We told hundreds of people in Mexico the good news about God. Lives were changed for eternity. My life has been changed forever by the knowledge of God’s goodness. It’s an awesome responsibility and honor to share it with a world who hasn’t heard the Good News.
- Andrew Bennett
Upcoming Mission Trips
Experience a Life-Changing trip and make an eternal difference in the lives of someone else!
- Join IMM for a week in the jungle surrounded villages of Nicaragua, encouraging the believers in churches, engaging in children’s ministry, traveling by boat and sleeping in tents. This is an exciting experience unlike any other! The team will fly first into the neighboring country of Costa Rica and travel to an Island in Lake Managua Nicaragua, returning to Costa Rica before heading home.
This mission trip is suitable for families and those wanting an adventurous experience in Central America.
Eat your wheaties, take your vitamins, pack lightly and come adventure with us!
Dates: October 18-30
Price – $1,747.00
Please, don’t base your decision on the money you have or don’t have! If there’s a trip that interests you or stirs your heart, please contact me. I’d love to talk to you and help walk you through the process.
Experience the life-changing thrill of allowing God to work in and through YOU! You will never be the same!
Born & raised in South Africa, Shannon served in the military before attending Rhema Bible Training Centre & then Rhema Mission Center (South Africa). For more than 25 years he worked among cultures around the world, serving other ministries, leading teams and outreaches, and preaching the Good News of the Kingdom. He & Karin immigrated to be based in the USA in January 2004.
Besides his passion for mission trips and introducing people to the ripe harvest fields, Shannon loves to use Media (TV programs, the internet, print, etc.) to reach The World with this awesome Good News Message!
Shannon & Karin have two children, Danielle & Ethan.
Questions? Contact Shannon at +1(352)589-1105 or Email: Shannon@lakehaven.tv