Posts by David Williams

Posts by David Williams

January Missions Prayer Newsletter

Our January Missions Prayer Newsletter is available now here as well as around the church building.  Please take some time and read through it and also pray over it. In this issue you will hear about: Miraculous prayerful healing, A child asking a lost mother how to find the way to Jesus, A  believer who had to wait 30 years to hear the Gospel of Christ, A new life in Christ celebrating baptism, A young couple who is faithfully following…

LMCO – Sidewalk Chapel

Sidewalk Chapel Masuda San was a broken man when he showed up at Mark Bennett’s sidewalk chapel for the homeless in Tokyo, Japan. “It was a typical story. They come for the food,” said Mark, an IMB missionary.  “But while they’re there, we give them a portion of Scripture and share the gospel.” And Mark learns their names – a big deal when you feel nameless and faceless, not seen by anyone.   It got Masuda San’s attention.  It brought him…

LMCO – Answering Life’s Questions

Answering Life’s Questions Winters are brutal and days are dark where IMB missionaries Robert and Sharon Pinkston live in Quebec.  Hearts are dark too. “There are 8 million Quebecois, or French Canadians,” Robert said.  “Before we ever got here, we had heard that only 40,000 of them – 0.5 percent- believed in Christ.” But Robert says he believes that if Quebecois could just hear the gospel, they would respond.  He’s been there 19 years, and every day he’s excited to…

LMCO – Sowing Seeds

Sowing Seeds Donka knows what it’s like to wonder if life could be better than what she’s experienced. She lived most of her younger years under the stifling rule of communism.  She’s lived many of her older years as a widow. And on top of that, she can see that Brian and Mandy Davis have something in their life that she doesn’t. The Davises, IMB missionaries to Bulgaria, welcome Donka into their home every week for Bible study.  Donka, 85,…

LMCO – A New Beginning

A New Beginning For months, Paul and Robin Tinley have been watching people spill out of Venezuela and into Columbia.  It’s about 5,000 a day – more than 3 million total – who have left their homes in hopes of escaping hunger, crime, unemployment, and lack of medical care. “Not only is the flow of refugees not diminishing, it’s actually bumping up,” Robin said.  But she and Paul, who serve as IMB missionaries in Columbia, are working around the clock…

LMCO – Catching a Vision

Catching a Vision Hun Sol has a lot of favorites.  He loves seeing students sent out through the missions programs he runs in South Korea.   He loves seeing them work alongside IMB missionaries to take the hope of Christ to parts of Asia that haven’t heard it yet. But most of all, he loves seeing students learn to share the gospel for the very first time.  He believes it could change South Korea, and from South Korea, the world. “About…

LMCO – Gospel on the Move

Gospel on the Move It takes tents, sleeping bags, and a lot of food for Peter Station* to get out in the remote areas of his East Asian country – the places where the herdsmen live.  He throws all his gear in the back of an SUV, drives several days into the wilderness, and camps beside them so he can share the gospel with them. Sometimes they’ll choose to follow Jesus, and Peter will make plans to come back and…

LMCO – A Season of Change

A Season of Change It’s tough to live where Kristin Luttrell and Rachel Sebastian serve as IMB missionaries in Mexico – there’s not much they can change, practically speaking. They can’t change the fact that people there do back-breaking work in the fields.  They can’t change the fact that after that, the people work night shifts at the packaging plant, then get up early to fix food for their family. But they can bring them the hope of Jesus. “We…

December Missions Prayer Newsletter

In this December 2019 Missions Prayer Newsletter, you can read about and pray for: The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering; A new life in Christ; Three different cultural backgrounds working to disciple one another; Rocky Creek’s experience in Senegal; A new prayer opportunity in Myanmar. Click here to open the December 2019 Missions Prayer Newsletter

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering – Here To Serve

Here To Serve IMB President Dr. Paul Chitwood knew missionaries faced challenges in taking the Gospel to the unreached. But on a recent trip to East Africa, every ride down a dusty road and every walk down a city street was a reminder that every single missionary faces unique struggles. And every single prayer for a missionary matters. So Paul offered these ways you can pray for missionaries spread all over the world: Pray for missionaries as they lead in…

Mission Trip Informational Meetings

Rocky Creek has a number of mission trips scheduled in 2020 and the deadline to register for several of them is coming up very soon.  You can find out more about all of the trips by following the link below to “Vision 2020 Mission Trips”. Vision 2020 Mission Trips A number of people took advantage of the Mission Trip Informational Meeting following Waypoint on November 24.  But here are two more opportunities for you to ask some questions and find…

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering – Together

Every year, Southern Baptist Churches take up a very special offering to help support International Missions.  It is named the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, after a unique woman named Charlotte Digges Moon, better known as Lottie Moon.  She gave so much of herself to the people of China that she finally died on Christmas Eve in 1912, on a boat on the way back to the US.  She was a bold woman to write countless letters to Christians and churches…