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April Missions Prayer Newsletter

This month as you read and pray through the April Missions Prayer Newsletter, you will get to pray for; “Man” whom Jeremy and David shared with in Senegal, The kids involved with David’s Table and how the RC Preschoolers loved on them, A new relationship with Christ by a girl who thought she already “believed” in Jesus, A church that is experiencing growth but also feeling growth pains, and a hilarious – yet very true- misunderstanding about the purpose of…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of April 1

Although we read through the book of 1 John a few weeks ago, we will be reading through this book again.  Repetition is a good thing.  The book of 1 John deals with several recurring themes.  As you read through this book notice the topics of love, obedience, and truth continue to pop up.  For believers, these three elements should characterize our lives.  Are the things John says evident in your life?  Hopefully, the answer is “yes” and  we pass…

AAEO – Prayer Focus #10

100% OF YOUR GIFTS GO TOWARD SUPPORTING MISSIONARIES WHO SERVE IN COMPASSION MINISTRIES AND CHURCH PLANTING. BECAUSE YOU GIVE… $10– a missionary can purchase gospel tracts to engage his community in Toronto. $20– a North American missionary is able to buy lunch and build a relationship with her Muslim neighbor. $50– a Send City missionary has bus fare for a month to travel in an unreached area of his city. $150– a church plant’s community group is resourced with Bibles, books and…

AAEO Prayer Focus #9

HERE. FOR GOOD. ENCOUNTER CHURCH DEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS “A GROWING GROUP OF FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS WHO LOVE GOD AND HAVE A PASSION TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY.” LEAD PASTOR; CHRIS AND GINNEY CAUSEY EXECUTIVE PASTOR; JASON AND RACHEL HODGES Encounter Church 18 Southwest Park, Westwood, Massachusetts. http://www.encounterchurch.com jason@encounterchurch.com In 2014, Chris and Jason moved their families from Taylors, SC to Dedham, Massachusetts to plant a new church called Encounter.  They shared their vision with others at FBC Taylors and several families felt…

SING….The radical witness when congregations…. Sing!

The radical witness when congregations…. sing! Psalm 66:2 Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious. Glorious worship is exuberant, never half-hearted. It is attractive, not off-putting. It is awesome, never sentimental. It is brilliant not careless. It point to God, not to the speaker….. There is nothing more evangelistic, nothing that will win the world more than glorious worship. [The Song Jesus, Tim Keller, May 22 Psalm devotion] SINGING TOGETHER IS ALEAYS A WITNESS The church is…

AAEO Prayer Focus #8

GOD IS WORKING LIERTE AND ANNA PAULA SOARES, JUNIOR FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS & NORTH SPRINGFIELD, VERMONT “GOD IS WORKING IN NEW ENGLAND.” LIERTE AND ANNA PAULA SOARES, JUNIOR Framingham Baptist Church, 35 South Street, Framingham, Massachusetts 01702 Framingham Baptist Church Facebook Page Precision Valley Baptist Church, 67 Route 106, North Springfield, Vermont, 05150 Precision Valley Baptist Church Facebook Page liertejunior@bol.com.br Pastor Lierte, Anna Paula, Lierteno, and Gabriel are originally from Brazil and have been in New England since January 2015.  For…

AAEO Prayer Focus #7

CREATING ACCESS FOR THE GOSPEL J.D. AND NATALIE MANGRUM CHARLESTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS “PARTNERING WITH NAMB AND THE GREENVILLE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION TO HELP PLANT CHURCHES IN NEW ENGLAND.” J. D. AND NATALIE MANGRUM Christ Church Charlestown 289 Bunker Hill Street, Unit 1, Boston, Massachusetts 02129 christchurchcharlestown.com, john.david.mangrum@gmail.com J. D. and Natalie Mangrum moved to Greenville, SC in 2008 to plant Origins Church in downtown Greenville. Both of their sons, Noah and Owen, were born in Greenville. As a direct result from the GBA New…

New Ministry at Perry Correctional Institution

Here is an exciting new Ministry that is opening up at the Perry Correctional Institution.  It is a One-on-One Christian Mentoring program.  Each inmate is assigned one mentor who has some similar interests and hobbies.  The mentor will be able to meet with the inmate twice a month for about 60-90 minutes, as well as a possibility to participate in any significant life experiences the inmate experiences. Here are the most important things for you to know: WHEN:  Saturday, March 31,…

Pursuing Accountability

Scripture is clear that God will hold us accountable (Romans 14:12). If we are fearful of judgment from another sinful person, how much more should we fear accountability from a holy God?God graciously reminds us that apart from him we can do nothing. And one great means of that reminder are the brothers and sisters he puts in our lives. God reminds us that apart from him we can do nothing. One great means of that reminder are the brothers…

AAEO Prayer Focus #6

HOMETOWN HOPE KEMPTON & CARYN TURNER EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS “EAST ST. LOUIS HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST MURDER RATES IN THE UNITED STATES.” KEMPTON AND CARYN TURNER City of Joy Fellowship 1205 N. 79th Street East St. Louis, IL 62203 kempton@cityofjoyfellowship.org  cityofjoyfellowship.org Missouri native Kempton Turner and his wife, Caryn, have dedicated their lives to helping restore hope in East St. Louis, an area known for gangs, drugs, and staggeringly high murder rates. Their church plant, City of Joy…

Bible Reading Plan For Week of March 25

This time between Palm Sunday and Easter is referred to as the Passion Week or Holy Week.  This name represents the passion with which Jesus willingly went to the cross. He did this to pay for your sins—the sins of all of His people.  As you read this week think about what Jesus suffered on your behalf.  Remember how, as the Lamb of God, he became the sufficient substitute for your sins.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the…

AAEO Prayer Focus #5

FREEDOM AND TRUTH KESAVAN & VIJI BALASINGHAM ONTARIO, CANADA “TORONTO IS ONE OF THE MOST ETHNICALLY DIVERSE CITIES.” KESAVAN AND VIJI BALASINGHAM Fellowship Church Rouge Park 1599 Amberlea Road Pickering, Ontario L1V 5N8 CANADA Kesavanb@gmail.com   FCRougePark.ca Immigration is an experience Kesavan and Viji Balasingham share with much of their church, Fellowship Church Rouge Park, in Toronto’s East End. “Roughly half were born in another country,” says Kesavan. “Clarity of the gospel is a major need.” Originally from Sri Lanka,…

AAEO Prayer Focus #4

LOST AND FOUND HEIDEN & NEENA RATNER HENDERSON, NEVADA “9 OUT OF 10 PEOPLE IN LAS VEGAS DON’T KNOW JESUS.” HEIDEN AND NEENA RATNER WALK Church 2654 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy., Ste. B5 188 Henderon, NV 89052 heiden@walkchurch.com   walkchurch.com Las Vegas native Heiden Ratner fulfilled a dream when he played Division 1 college basketball, but his time on the court wasn’t his most defining university experience. At a college Bible study, he says, “I realized I was missing something.…

SING:… with the local church

Sing with the local church 1 Peter 2:4–5 [4] As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, [5] you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (ESV) We are are the church being built together by God to stand forever. Jonathan Edwards once said: The best most perfect…

AAEO Prayer Focus #3

SPEAKING OUT TRAVIS & JENNIFER WHITTAKER SOUTH LYON, MICHIGAN “10.4% OF DETROIT’S POPULATION IS EVANGELICAL.” TRAVIS AND JENNA WHITTAKER Mile City Church 54505 Villagewood South Lyon, MI 48178 info@milecity.com  MileCity.com Travis gave his life to Christ at an early age. After college, he struck out on his own as a Christian musician letting the lyrics testify to his faith—until God called him to do more. “I never wanted to plant churches,” he says. “Because of my stuttering problem, I wanted…

Upcoming Study – The Divine Mentor

Do you need a mentor to help you with marriage, ministry, parenting, school, or just life in general?  Ultimately, God is our “Divine Mentor”, but in His Word He has given us many other mentors who can help us throughout our lives, as well. During this 8 week study (Wednesdays April 11-May 30 from 6:30-7:30pm in room 342) we will read Wayne Cordeiro’s book, The Divine Mentor, and we will put its truths into practice.  The goal is not for…