DBA UPDATE Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â July 14th 2016
Dear DBA Family, let me first say thank you for your prayers as I recover from surgery last week. Your calls, emails, cards, and visits have been a true blessing and I am grateful to the Lord for allowing me to be part of this great Association of churches. I continue to recover at home but looking forward to returning to the office soon. I am recovering well but will be very happy when the doctor releases me where I am able to ride in a car and then return to our mission field.Thanks again and may God bless you and our churches immensely.
Mission Right Start is a mission op ortunity offered from our DBA Missions Team designed for our community to show children and their families the LOVE of JESUS! We will give away backpacks and school supplies to children who are in need. Our goal is to help kids get this school year started in the â€œRIGHTâ€ direction. We will also have dental hygiene information and supplies, provide free hair-cuts for children, games, face painting, story-time, gospel tracts and much more.
Join us Saturday, August 13
11:00 am until 2:00 pm
Lyons First Baptist Church Parking Lot
For more information or to be involved contact Mitch Bellflower at 912–245-1396 or Robby Smith at 912–583-2913.
**Ways you can help—PRAY, GIVE, SERVE!
Mission: â€œRight Startâ€ Items Needed List
Notebook Paper—-Wide Ruled and College Ruled
#2 Wood Pencils
Composition Notebooks (spiral and sewn)
1 inch 3 ring binders
2 inch 3 ring binders
Prong and Pocket Folders
Blue, Black, Red Ink Pens
We will need 600 of each of the above items to fill 600 backpacks. If your church would like to sponsor one or more of these items, please give us a call at 912–583-2713 to let us know how you will be helping. This will be a great ministry that I hope each of our 50 churches will participate in.
Well, DBA Childrenâ€™s Camp 2016 in Adrian started off with great excitement this past Monday. We have 92 children being discipled this week by wonderful adults who love Jesus. Please keep this camp in your prayers for the remainder of this week as the Gospel is shared with love and boldness. Also, please remember our SURGE Student camp will begin next week at Brewton-Parker College.
The Vidalia Convention & Visitors Bureau will also be hosting a Back to School Bash on August 13th. For more information on this special event please see the attached.
Plans for the Freedom House are going great; we truly appreciate all of your prayers, support and generosity! To stay updated on the needs and to discover additional ways you can partner with our Association in reaching our community, state, and world for Jesus please go to http://bit.ly/1pdc2Sr by pasting it in yourÂ web browser.
Please be in prayer for this weekâ€™s Churches of the Week:
Alston Baptist Church (pastor Doyle Waller)
Bethel Baptist (currently without a pastor)
Beulah Baptist (currently without a pastor)
Friendship Baptist (pastor Paul Thompson)
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
When a church ceases to have a heart and ministry for its community, it is on the path toward death. ‑Thom Rainer (Autopsy of a Deceased Church)
Blessed to serve,