Please con­tin­ue to be in prayer as The Bap­tist Mobile Health Min­istry Unit  min­is­ters with us this week at Hig­gston Bap­tist Church. We have already seen 2 peo­ple give their hearts and lives to Jesus which thrills this Asso­ci­a­tion­al Mis­sion­ary. Please pray for the doc­tors, assis­tants, prayer chap­lains and oth­er vol­un­teers as they rep­re­sent our Lord and Asso­ci­a­tion. Last­ly, pray for those being served that they will have an open­ness to the Gospel.

 

The Spe­cial Olympics are com­ing to our com­mu­ni­ty and we need your help. The won­der­ful folks of Spe­cial Olympics will be with us April 8th and they would like to part­ner with a local church in order to use the DBA Evan­ge­lism Trail­er for the chil­dren. If you or your church has been trained in using the DBA trail­er and you would like to min­is­ter to these won­der­ful fam­i­lies April 8th please give me a call or send an email. If you agree to serve that day you will be respon­si­ble for:

  • Pick­ing up the trail­er from the DBA office in Ailey
  • Set­ting up the equip­ment
  • Oper­at­ing the equip­ment
  • Pack­ing it up and bring­ing it back

This is a big need so please let me know ASAP if your church can take on this project.

 

We are also excit­ed about our upcom­ing mis­sion trip to Kan­tu­nilkin, Mex­i­co June 21–27 where we will be work­ing in small vil­lages shar­ing Christ through revivals, con­struc­tion, prayer walk­ing, tes­ti­monies, and vaca­tion bible school. Please con­sid­er join­ing us for this very impor­tant (and reward­ing) mis­sion trip. Please remem­ber, if you are plan­ning on part­ner­ing with us for this mis­sion trip please turn in your reg­is­tra­tion form and the non-refund­able deposit of $500 by March 24th which will allow us to pur­chase the plane tick­ets at a rea­son­able cost.

 

Please be in prayer for this week’s Church­es of the Week:

  • Ailey (pas­tor Cur­tis Beaird)
  • Alston (pas­tor Doyle Waller)
  • The Way (pas­tor Joey Davis)
  • Taber­na­cle (pas­tor Bob­by Thomp­son)
  • Vidalia Bap­tist Tem­ple (pas­tor Scot­tie Pitts)
  • Last­ly, con­tin­ue to pray for pas­tor Karl Hay (FBC Mt. Ver­non) as he recu­per­ates from surgery.

 

As you know our Inter­na­tion­al Mis­sion Board recent­ly brought hun­dreds of mis­sion­ar­ies back to the states due to the lack of fund­ing. I just received notice many of the “former” IMB mis­sion­ar­ies are now in Geor­gia and need some assis­tance. Please look over the list below and let me know if you can respond with one or more of these urgent requests.

  • Vehi­cles (Sev­er­al of the mis­sion­ar­ies expressed this as a top pri­or­i­ty, and it has been the least met need.)
  • Place of min­istry OR sec­u­lar employ­ment
  • Library (Some of the mis­sion­ar­ies left their library on the mis­sion field for the nation­al church lead­ers and now need to replace what they left behind.)
  • Appli­ances, lawn equip­ment & tools, and fur­ni­ture
  • Tem­po­rary stor­age while they decide where the Lord wants them to land
  • Church­es to part­ner with their for­mer mis­sion field

 

Quote of the Week The longer a per­son attends church, the few­er evan­ge­lis­tic dis­cus­sions they engage in with fam­i­ly mem­bers and friends. Few­er pre­sen­ta­tions of the life-chang­ing plan of sal­va­tion are giv­en, and few­er invi­ta­tions to events that attrac­tive­ly present the mes­sage of Christ are offered, most­ly because Christ-fol­low­ers have few­er friends out­side the faith to whom to offer them. –Bill Hybels

Blessed to Serve,

Rob­by

Update for March 10, 2016