Iâ€™m encouraged by our recent mission team and evangelism team meetings. God has opened several doorways for missions to you.
Locally many churches are reaching into the community with the gospel and love of God. Outreach efforts surrounding Resurrection Sunday were fruitful this year according to the reports. The report of salvations, baptisms and church growth has been very encouraging.
You are supporting Mercy Clinic, The Dream Center, Hope Pregnancy Center (Rachelâ€™s House) and the Sweet Onion Christian Learning Center through the Acts 1:8 Calvin Durrence Mission offering. Also locally, you are engaged in church planting in our Hispanic Community as well as evangelism and discipleship at Wheeler County Prison, and your students can participate in local missions and grow deeper in their walk with Christ through your DBA Surge Camp this summer. I encourage you to lead our congregations to participate in local missions by taking up an Acts 1:8 Calvin Durrence Mission offering in the month of May.
Within Georgia you have the opportunity to lead your people to serve at the Baptist Center in Savannah or with NAMB in Clarkston. Decide to go and reach out and your Association Mission Strategy Team who would be thrilled to help you go experience the life of Christ on mission.
Around the United States you have opportunities to serve in New Orleans, Cherokee North Carolina and Pittsburg. This summer a trip to Cherokee is already set up. All you need to do is plug-in. A womenâ€™s mission trip to New Orleans is set for November. You should call your women to be on mission and encourage your church to support your missionaries financially and with prayer. Calling your people to be on mission is calling your people to be like Jesus and follow the command of Christ. Your Association Mission Strategy Team will be thrilled to help you go experience the life of Christ on mission.
Internationally you have open doors in Mexico, India and Africa. In your DBA community you have access to godly experienced missionaries who are ready to help lead you and those you are called to disciple on the international mission field in obedience to Christâ€™s command found in Acts 1:8.