Our 2nd Annu­al Lead­er­ship Insti­tute Grad­u­a­tion Cel­e­bra­tion at the Wheel­er prison in Alamo this year was a great bless­ing. We not only had our Prison Min­istry Team present but Dr. Robert White (Exec­u­tive Direc­tor), Dr. Frank Nuck­olls, and Bryan Nowak from our Geor­gia Bap­tist Con­ven­tion were also present to cel­e­brate what God is doing. This year 90 inmates received cer­tifi­cates hon­or­ing their ded­i­ca­tion and hard work. Please con­tin­ue to be in prayer for our Prison Min­istry as it is mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the lives of inmates, their fam­i­lies as well as the employ­ees. Also, please con­tin­ue to be in prayer as we make plans to begin a tran­si­tion cen­ter to help inmates tran­si­tion into soci­ety once released. We are pray­ing for land, build­ings, and $20,000 to help us begin. Once that is in place we can be “up and run­ning” with­in 3 months. Thanks for pray­ing!

Have you ever thought about plant­i­ng a new church to help reach com­mu­ni­ties for Jesus?

Have you ever won­dered how we can reduce the num­ber of lost­ness in our 4 coun­ties?

Have you ever ques­tion what it would be like to step out in faith and attempt the out­landish for Jesus?

Have you won­dered if God was lead­ing you or your church to do some­thing different………..cutting edge for the king­dom?

If you answered yes to any of the above ques­tions I encour­age you to be at our upcom­ing Church­es Plant­i­ng Church­es work­shop Jan­u­ary 9–10, 2015. The work­shop will take place at FBC Lyons and will begin with din­ner being served at 6 p.m. The sched­ule is 6–8:30 on Fri­day and 8–4:30 on Sat­ur­day and is for pas­tors, staff, and lay lead­ers of both small and large church­es. This work­shop will help church­es in the fol­low­ing ways:

Begin to envi­sion what God may do through you and your con­gre­ga­tion
Over­come bar­ri­ers, answer fears and objec­tions to start­ing a new church
Imple­ment a six-step process to suc­cess­ful­ly plant new church­es

This work­shop is going to be a won­der­ful expe­ri­ence and I hope you will make plans to be there. The cost is $15 per per­son and is open to any­one who is inter­est­ed in reach­ing our com­mu­ni­ty for Jesus. Reser­va­tions must be made through our DBA office by call­ing 912–583-2713. Please send your $15 check to:

Daniell Bap­tist Asso­ci­a­tion
P.O. Box 388
Ailey, GA
30410

Some won­der­ful folks from Mt. Ver­non are plan­ning “A Holy Night in Mount Ver­non Ceme­tery” for Tues­day, Decem­ber 23rd begin­ning at 5 p.m. This will be a spe­cial time of remem­brance of loved ones who will be missed this Christ­mas sea­son fol­lowed by a time of can­dle light­ing rep­re­sent­ing the “Light of the World,” our Lord and Sav­ior Jesus Christ. All are in invit­ed!

I’m hap­py to announce we will have approx­i­mate­ly 30 peo­ple from our Asso­ci­a­tion part­ner­ing togeth­er to do mis­sion work  in Cana­da this com­ing spring. Please begin pray­ing for our team as they pre­pare for their min­istry.

Our DBA Youth Min­istry team has planned a mis­sion trip to Jack­sonville, Flori­da for mid­dle and high school stu­dents dur­ing spring break of 2015. This will be a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to par­tic­i­pate in such mis­sion oppor­tu­ni­ties as Bible Clubs, feed­ing the home­less, prayer walk­ing, and doing ran­dom acts of kind­ness for the poor of Jack­sonville. The cost for the entire week will be $195 which cov­ers food, lodg­ing, trans­porta­tion and min­istry sup­plies. For more infor­ma­tion and a reg­is­tra­tion form please email us at dbassoc@windstream.net.

Our “stateside” trip next year will be to Vic­tor, West Vir­ginia where we will be part­ner­ing with New Riv­er Bap­tist Church. Our min­istry will con­sist of light con­struc­tion for fam­i­lies in need as well as prayer walk­ing, block par­ties, and mis­sion bible clubs. If you would like to help us with this great min­istry please email Rob­by at rsmithdba@windstream.net. The cost of this trip will be under $200 per per­son.

 

Quote of the Week

Take a risk this week­end: invite a neigh­bor or friend to church. Sta­tis­tics say most will accept. Who knows what God might do! –Lee Stro­bel

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