Mission to Chico -- I've moved to Oroville... new site coming soon.

Who am I but a man in need of a Savior? What have I to offer God for my salvation? Is there anything I have in my life that I can offer to God to escape the judgment I deserve?

Yes, there is. It is one thing that I can only have if I choose it, but I don't want it. It hurts me to choose it, but I must. It is the one thing God asks for. He wants my Surrender. My pride denies it, but I know it's true. I have sinned, and I know that I deserve to be punished. I've always known, even if I couldn't put it into words. What I didn't know is the extremity of my sin and the resulting punishment. I deserve to die for my sins. I had been fighting a battle against the all powerful and there was never a way I could win.

However, my enemy, the true and living God, has offered up a flag of peace, to offer terms. He has agreed to pay my punishment upon His own Son if I would surrender. He loves me and does not wish to destroy me.

So Jesus died on a cross almost 2000 years ago to pay for my sin and unite me with the Father. He rose on the third day to prove that His life was enough. He promised me His Holy Spirit to keep me and purify me for a time here on Earth, until He comes back Himself to collect me and take me to my new home.

So I gave up everything I knew and switched sides. I'm still getting used to being for Christ instead of against him. I'm getting used to forgetting what I knew to learn afresh and to fight the same battle, but from the other side. To offer up a flag of Peace on behalf of Jesus and offer the same terms that were offered me. Be saved with me. Switch sides. Fight for the good of man and the Glory of God. I'm here to be like my Jesus, to seek and to save. I am a missionary to Chico.

Who wants to join me?

Jonathan Dow


But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. -Romans 5:8

Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ.                 -Philippians 3:8

For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified                 -1 Corinthians 2:2

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. -2 Corinthians 5:17