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What we do
Rooftop Missions exists to fuel church planting movements among the persecuted and unreached through strategic partnerships.
What does that mean?
That means we:
We believe above all that we are most effective when we work together, hand in hand, with local leaders that God has raised up to proclaim His Word. Our approach is a strategic one where our partners are hand selected and/or developed through existing relationships. We trust the men that we work with 1,000% as they have proven themselves to be exceptionally gifted, passionate about God, and faithfully doing the work of the ministry.
Where is Rooftop Missions currently active?
We began with a simply goal of reaching Cuba by way of the Dominican Republic. However, over time God has providentially directed us to tweak our approach and solidify our core convictions. With that, we are now currently involved in projects in Cuba, Dominican Republic, and India.
Does Rooftop Missions have plans to expand into other countries?
Quite simply, we will go wherever God leads us to go! Just as Paul was redirected many times by the Holy Spirit, so too do we submit ourselves to His leading. We refuse to put God in a box. So, should God lead us to be involved in Nepal, Indonesia, Myanmar, or other countries where believers are persecuted or the populous are greatly unreached -- yes, we will go. We will recruit and partner strategically with who He brings to us. We will equip them. And we will support them, to the glory of God.
Because we believe that we are most effective working together with likeminded, and by partnering with leaders at the local level we can actually push the gospel deeper and farther more effectively. We work to bring glory to God by bringing an end to the term "unreached" and by being a support for the persecuted.
What is Rooftop's finance structure?
Financial sponsorship varies from one strategic partner to another, depending on their living and ministry conditions. It can range from as little as $25/month to as much as $500/month. We are very careful and thoughtful regarding to whom and how much. Our goal is never to create a dependency but to act as a lifeline with a specific beginning and end goal in mind.
Proceeds from every financial gift to Rooftop Missions is passed on to these strategic partners. In this way, your gift literally goes around the world.
Each year our board of directors votes on the annual budget, which outlines the allocation of every penny. This ensures that Rooftop Missions stays on course, aiming for our main objective of pushing the Gospel to the uttermost.
What's the big idea?
It has been said that “necessity is the mother of invention.” One must ask, what is the greatest necessity of man? Simply put, it is to have a relationship with God. This conviction sits at the very core of Rooftop Missions - collaboration to bring others into relationship with God.
Creativity and ingenuity for the sake of the gospel is why we exist. And with the complicated web of government relations and economies, we need a strategic plan implemented by a passionate team to reach those who are most thirsty for spiritual hope. We consider the most spiritually needy to be people living in countries which, for the most part, have restricted or limited access to the gospel.
Why the name “Rooftop Missions”?
In Mark chapter two (the theme text for our ministry), we find a man completely crippled and in utter despair. For years, he wondered if his condition would ever change or if anyone cared enough to help. Then one day, a rumor spread around town of a man who could work miracles. His name was Jesus, and he was about to make an appearance in the city where this cripple man lived. With desperation, the crippled man prayed that someone would take him to see this miracle-worker. Then, right in front of him, four friends arrived with a stretcher. They laid the man on the stretcher, each grabbed a corner, and they took him to meet the one who would change his life forever.
Now, Jesus drew quite a crowd everywhere He went, and this instance was no different. Thousands of ailing people showed up from all walks of life, which created a problem for the men. They were unable to bring their cripple friend through the doorway to see Jesus. They could have given up hope, but they didn’t. These men decided to climb up the side of the house onto the rooftop, break the clay roof wide open, and lower the sick man down to Jesus. Our Lord and Savior healed him completely, sending the no-longer-crippled man out the door and on his way to a new life of purpose.
This story illustrates perfectly what we call “rooftop missions.” It serves as the theme for our ministry as we endeavor to find the “crippled” ones – those who are living without hope, those who have no one to introduce them to the One Who is the Giver and Creator of hope – and restore them to a life of joy and purpose. Rooftop Missions specifically targets areas where the “door” may seem closed or obstructed according to traditional methods; and, instead of retreating, we adapt and move forward “through the roof.”
And, just like there needed to be four men to bring that one man to the Healer, we too have other members to our team that are essential to finding the hurting and bringing them healing. Whether it's a praying/funding partner in America, a local leader in India, or a member of the full time team, all are part of bringing the Solution - that being, the Savior!
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