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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.…

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…

AAEO Prayer Focus #2

PRACTICAL APPROACH TAYLOR & SUSAN FIELD NEW YORK, NEW YORK “ONLY 4% OF NEW YORKERS IDENTIFY AS EVANGELICAL.” TAYLOR AND SUSAN FIELD Graffiti Church 205 E. 7th Street NY, NY 10009 info@graffitichurch.org GraffitiChurch.org At Graffiti Church in New York’s Lower East Side, the motto is: “From small things come great things.” “Jesus started by meeting needs first,” says Graffiti’s Taylor Field, a Send Relief® missionary. “His compassion grew people’s faith, and then He built the church on that faith.” Taylor calls it…

We’re Adding Another Service [En Español]

We are excited to announce that we need to add another service at Rocky Creek Church – [En Español]! While Rocky Creek opened up their doors in the past for other churches to use our facilities, we are now opening up the family.  We are now a church with 3 services – 2 in English and 1 in Spanish!  We will give you more details in the weeks to come, but we are excited to continue following Jesus to reach this…

AAEO Prayer Focus #1

“CROSSING CULTURES” TRENT & ELIZABETH DELOACH CLARKSTON, GEORGIA   “60 LANGUAGES ARE SPOKEN IN THE 1.4 SQUARE MILES OF CLARKSTON.”  TRENT AND ELIZABETH DELOACH Clarkston International Bible Church 3895 Church St. Clarkston, GA 30021 trent@cibcfamily.com facebook.com/cibcsbc Trent and Elizabeth DeLoach share a passion to reach the nations. As Send Relief missionaries and leaders at Clarkston International Bible Church (CIBC), they invest their lives in people from around the world in Clarkston, Georgia, a city sometimes called the most diverse square…

SING: With Your Family

Sing With Your Family! [5] You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. [6] And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. [7] You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Deuteronomy 6:5-7(ESV) Teach in…

Update on Forward Campus Plan

As Rocky Creek plans to move forward as a church, we have shared exciting plans as we continue to make disciples. Part of our task was to update our campus for increased flexibility to address the growing number of people God is sending our way. In December, Rocky Creek committed to a 4-phase building program to address our needs. In less than 3 months since we began, we have some incredible news to share. Phase 1 focuses on updating our…

Annie Armstrong and the Ministry of NAMB

MINISTRY OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD The North American Mission Board (NAMB) exists to help every church take its next step in missions and encourage every believer to live on mission. NAMB’s mission field is the U.S., Canada and the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. This region contains diverse ethnic groups, languages and religions. Approximately 269 million people in North America do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Through your gifts to…

Piedmont Women’s Center Construction Help Needed

GREAT FRAMING PROGRESS HAS ALREADY BEEN MADE!!! NOW WE ARE READY FOR THE FINAL FRAMING WEEKEND AND WE NEED YOUR HELP… Go to PWC Grove Road Project on Facebook see additional photos of the work. BELOW IS THE SCHEDULE. March 9th& 10th – Carpenters and framers will continue the framing process. Churches will provide lunches, snacks and water. The times are approximately 8:00 am – 4:00 pm both days. WHAT WE NEED:  supervision, carpenters, framers and general laborers from the construction community and local churches. The volunteers are…

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

Every spring leading up to Easter, Southern Baptist Churches are encouraged to participate in the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) for North American Missions.  This annual offering is named after a woman who was a bold Missions Advocate and the first National Executive leader of the WMU (Women’s Missionary Union).  This offering supplies nearly half of the annual budget for the North American Mission Board (NAMB), and 100% of the funds donated to AAEO go directly to the Mission Field.…

March Missions Prayer Newsletter

This month in the March Missions Prayer Newsletter, you can find out how you can participate in the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering that supports North American Missionaries.  We will collect our offering on April 1. As you go through the Newsletter, you will get to read about and pray for: Some of our Mission Partners who have seen new life through the Gospel, Some who are serving overseas and are experiencing challenges that come from international life and learning languages,…

March Parenting Principle #3

Principle: Your children need God’s law, but you cannot ask the law to do what only grace can accomplish. As Christian parents, many of us know that our children are born with a desperation for God’s law. They come into the world not knowing what is true or what is false. They cannot distinguish between good or bad, and right and wrong. Ted Tripp says, “they need the grace of wisdom that God’s law alone can give.” He further says,…

SING: We are Compelled to Sing!

Alistair Begg once said “Saved people are singing people” “Worship isn’t primarily about music, techniques, songs or methodologies. It’s about our hearts. It’s about what and who we love more than anything.” Bob Kauflin We are compelled to sing because of Christ’s Love. [14] For the love of Christ compels us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; [15] and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live…

Forward Campus Update

In December 2017, Rocky Creek decided to go forward with a campus plan that focused on flexible ministry growth. We desire to maximize our current and future impact by: updating the sanctuary, upgrading our playground, remodeling flexible meeting spaces, and renovating the hub of our campus as a place of connection for our church. While you might not see a lot of progress yet, a lot is being made.  Let me update you on where we are: The architects are…

SING: We are Commanded to Sing!

The Bible does not say “Thou Shalt Sing” but… it does admonish us to sing! Psalm 96:1-2 [1] Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! [2] Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:1-2(ESV) Psalm 149:1-2 [1] Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly! [2] Let Israel be glad in his Maker;…