A word from your missions office
By HEITH MITCHELL
2 Timothy 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
Why would Timothy need strength if there wasn’t hardship in front of him. There is always hardship in front of us. We aren’t alone. we can be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. We have everything we need to walk in Jesus. I really have grown to love this passage. Trials are unavoidable but often crisis is if we will be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
I am seeing God at work. I am hearing of so many BMA baptisms right now! The Lord is about His mission. At the same time, I have never seen so many under attack at the same time. Please pray for your missionaries and the pastors and leaders in our BMA family. Pray for their protection.
If you are feeling the attack, I encourage you, to be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Retreat to rest and refocus on the Lord. Lean into others. Isolation is so dangerous in our struggles. Let someone know and pray together. God is good and he is with us BMA family.
100 New Churches/10 years
- That we see an aggressive multiplication movement of churches who make disciples, equip and release leaders, and start churches for the glory of God and the advancement of his Kingdom Mission
- That each new mission begin with a plan to begin three new churches in their first 10 years
- That pastors and churches of the association be encouraged and equipped to start new churches
- That we connect, evaluate, identify and train new prospective church planters
A word from your missionaries
Brad Holcomb – Redemption Hill Ft. Worth
Zack Eswine says, “Mark this down, okay? You and I were never meant to repent for not being everywhere for everybody and all at once. You and I are meant to repent because we’ve tried to be.”
Please pray that we as a family abide in Jesus in the coming weeks, grow in our love for Him, one another and the church. That we come back with a renewed zeal in the Lord and love for others.
Cesar Leal – New Mission in San Antonio
God has been good to us, we have experienced many of His blessings. We are already nearing the end of the legal registration of the Church: we are in the phase of the Federal Registry. we already have our State registration and in the ISR. Glory to God because He has provided us with the necessary resources and we have been able to move forward. I think the best is ahead and there are many new things that we will experience and where we will continue to see the powerful hand of God!
For a permanent place for our church. Not just on Sundays.
Jaime Henriquez – Fuente De Vida Eterna Mission, Houston
As always we thank the entire family of churches of the BMAT. By your prayers and offerings, the church is healthy, growing, evangelizing, and discipling. Carrying out the great commission. This month we had two professions of faith, we finished the first quarter of Bible Institute and an evangelism campaign.
May God open doors for us for the gospel may be received by unbelievers.
Haitao He – Corpus Christi Mission
We feel the great joy to make a step forward and put on more work loads, as we pray that God help us and we know it is time we need to get used to the growing pain. Pray that God will sustain our minds, spirit, and strength.
Pray for more people to visit our Sunday house church service.
Chris Driver – West Texas Multiplication Network/Texas Missionary Care
Howdy from West Texas! It is so much fun serving the Lord in church planting!! It’s got moments of struggle and difficulty but, WOW! It sure is fun seeing God move in the lives of people who have been out of church and far from the Lord but are now all in and on fire for Him! We are growing in every way! Every week we are having visitors come who have been invited by our people and even by the guests themselves! New ministries are being formed and our systems are beginning to really take shape. God is definitely working! Thank you for helping us serve the King and His Kingdom as BMAT church planters!
Open doors for the gospel
New relationships within the community and the college
Isaias Martinez – Conroe Mission
Thank you, dear brothers, for every prayer and support you give us to be able to do what we are most passionate about, to serve Christ.
Please for each of our 6 teaching points in the city (OIKOS)
Kyle Cheatham – Planting in Jarrell
We have been thrilled to see our people be quick to take initiative to come alongside and care for one another, rather than leaving it to me alone. Our people are gladly taking the initiative to share the gospel and invite people to church. Please pray for further gospel conversations in our community!
1) Pray for continued evangelism as our people seek to be “sunlight” to our community. Pray for Jacklyn and I as we found out we are having a baby girl this October! 2) Pray for the salvation of a 30 year old named Reed who is coming regularly and also meeting with me weekly. 3) Pray for wisdom, timing, and funds for adding live music and a leader for worship.
Luis H. Perez – Planting in Kyle
I am grateful to the BMA for all the support of myself and our church, and we do not stop praying for the BMA missionaries.
Keep praying for Kyle’s Sovereign Grace Baptist Church
Chris Mindi – Anchor Austin Mission in Leander
If we hit our knees, the Holy Spirit will do the heavy lifting. If we hit our knees, the Holy Spirit will reveal things that can only be discovered in the presence of God. If we hit our knees, the Holy Spirit will give us God-ideas for our ministry, family, business- for our lives. This is the truth that we want everybody at Anchor Austin and all over the world, especially ‘THE CHURCH’ to realize the marvelous God we have to continue with boldness in this world. After all, ‘Prayer is the difference between th best you can do and the best God can do’ –
M. Batterson. That’s a BIG difference!
Pray for Anchor Austin as we meet new people and making connections in this busy place Austin TX. Pray earnestly for all relationships to be stronger and genuinely caring for each other so that they know, there is a God who loves in a perfect way and we can see in the testimony of those who believe in Him. Pray for ongoing relationships, that the gospel becomes clear for them to understand and put their faith in Christ as the Savior.
Rudy Villareal – Hometown Church in San Antonio
We are seeing growth in the people you are helping us reach! We have shared the Gospel regularly, and as some have seen me share the Faith it has encouraged others wanting to evangelize more. We are starting a regular time to go out and share the Gospel with four other men who are eager to share the Good News! We started a Bible Study at the Community Center at Grey Forest a little small town right next to Helotes. It is a community historically recognized for the number of artists who live there and frequently described as “eclectic.” We have the Mayor involved and a number of influential neighbors. I also had an opportunity to meet the Mayor of Helotes and pray for him, and he invited me to do the invocation for their previous City Council meeting. I was able to meet some other Council members and am in prayer for them as well. We also have made some inroads in a popular San Antonio community called “Alamo Ranch,” and are working to reach the people who live there.
Pray for us in these things, you are sending the Gospel forth and we appreciate your partnership!
Robert Lee – Harmony Baptist Church in Normangee Replant
Things have been good this month here in Normangee. We were blessed to be able to serve again one week this month at Panthers for Christ. We also have some other good things in the works that, Lord willing, will give us more opportunities to serve youth and their families in our community. Pray that these things would work out in the days ahead.
Pray for continued opportunities to serve youth and their families in our community.
Fidel Torres – Planting in Denton
Thank God our neighbors who smoke marijuana day and night have already left their apartment. This has been a great blessing for us, we thank everyone for their prayers.
May God give us wisdom with the people we are discipling, and may they continue to grow. May God grant us more people of peace.
Tim Alba – The Bridge in Seagoville
I learned this month that a leadership who is not unified is a church not unified. I have been teaching our leadership that unity is our top priority when it comes to developing our culture in our church. If our leaders can’t unify then our people will find no reason to do so. We are working towards building a stronger team so we can’t impact our people. If we want our churches to thrive we are going to need a church that is unified in our mission and vision. Philippians 2:2
Please pray for Frank Martinez. He just found out that he has cancer and we are asking God to do a miracle in his Life.
Bichitrananda Satpathy – International Baptist Mission, Fort Worth
Pray for God’s power and wisdom to lead us in our mission efforts and for us to launch in this year 2023.
Jose Torres – Tyler Hispanic Mission
Thank you for backing our work in the Lord with prayer and finances. Very happy to be part of the BMA family!
Please pray for the Spanish speaking people of Tyler that they may want to follow Jesus as their Lord and pray that we may become better and better at disciple making for the Lord.