A word from your missions office
By HEITH MITCHELL
God still can and He still is! He has saved 24 souls through the efforts of your missionaries this month. He is still about His mission. Remember how He ended his instructions to his church in The Great Commission, “I am with you always till the end of the age.” Brothers and sisters, that promise is alive today. Christ is with us and empowers us to carry out His mission.
Your missionaries are about that mission. They are faithfully persevering through trials just like each of you. That perseverance is being and will be rewarded. We must persevere until we know how to adjust or reach the other side of this pandemic.
BMAT family, we love you. It is a joy to serve you and serve beside you. Thank you for your faithful support in prayers and giving. If we can assist you, we want to. We have training you can come to or we can bring your way. We can partner with you or share with you. Let’s partner for the Kingdom and pursue…
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
I would love to come and share Texas Missions with your church or association. I have open dates and look forward to hearing from you.
A word from your missionaries
Cesar Leal – New Mission in San Antonio
We need to influence the Hispanic population by generating trust and eradicating people’s strong fears for COVID-19. God has enough power to heal, even to eradicate this deadly virus, but we submit under His will when He exercises his sovereignty on this earth.
Wesley Burke – Redemption Baptist Mission, Nacogdoches
Thank you for your prayers brothers and sisters of the BMA of Texas.
Pray for a young man you can call D. He is struggling to believe the gospel, but I trust God’s work through our efforts in evangelizing him weekly through Bible reading together.
Jesse Hales / Chris Mindi – Anchor Austin in Leander
We at Anchor, Austin thank you for praying for us and supporting us, as we continue to serve the communities around us. Pray that we have more opportunities to be more effective in spreading the gospel in this part of the state. Our vision is to be a multi-ethnic congregation of believers anchored and maturing in Christ with discipleship as our heartbeat.
Continue to pray for Anchor, Austin. Pray for those we are already ministering to, that they would mature in their faith. And, pray for our ongoing outreach ministry specifically to unbelievers.
Chris Driver – West Texas Multiplication Network/Texas Missionary Care
When I think of all the amazing churches in the BMA of Texas, I’m reminded of how Paul felt about the church in Ephesus. Paul wrote, “For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers” (Ephesians 1:15-16). As your missionaries, we are deeply aware of your faithfulness to us. And like Paul, we can’t thank the Lord enough for you, your support and your prayers, especially during this difficult season that has posed so many uniquely complicated challenges. In spite of it all, we press on here in west Texas. I’m thankful for the leadership groups God has given me to lead and I’m especially excited that one of my leaders has started his first discipleship group. That’s what it’s all about! Please continue to pray for us. We will definitely continue to give thanks for you.
Continue to pray for persons of peace in the towns of west Texas.
Isaias Rojas Osechas-Church Plant in Spring
Thank you for your support in this difficult stage due to the pandemic. We appreciate the coaching, training, financial support and prayer support you provide.
Pray that God will keep us healthy in the face of the attacks of the pandemic and give us more wisdom for the great challenges of these end times, to promptly reap the great harvest.
Ronnie Mills – Kingdom Chapel Mission, Saginaw/Fort Worth
BMA family, I wish wholeheartedly that I could express my thanksgiving in person for all of your prayers and support as I battled COVID in the hospital. I want you to know the Lord has shown me great mercy and answered your prayers in bringing me home to my family. Thank you also for our church family who is doing well, who also persevered through this challenge for us. We love you all and we’re looking forward to pressing on with that in which the Lord has tasked us.
Please continue to pray for our church as we continue the work in the Lord here in Saginaw. We are in the process of raising some new leaders, and we would love your prayer. Also, we’re trying to figure out unique ways to reach our community that will meet specific needs while bringing the gospel to those in need. Please pray over this, that God would open doors for us.
Matthew Prather – The Bridge Mission, Midlothian/Waxahachie
Dual Support BMAA/BMAT
We started this year with a series called, Run to Win. We talked about how running to win looks like running toward Him. Through this series, we have focused on discipleship and the importance of our walk with Christ being stronger at the end of 2021 than it was at the beginning. Please continue to pray for us as we try to lead people from where they are to where God wants them to be. We continue to reach and minster to those that are far from God. One man, in particular, stands out to me this month as he is now going to church for the first time in his life. Please pray for him and many others like him to accept Jesus as their personal Savior. Thank you for your continued support and prayers during this challenging time for churches.
Pray for us to lead well this new year.
Jaime Henriquez – Fuente De Vida Eterna Mission, Houston
Greetings, BMA family! All of the members of our mission send our warm hugs from a distance. We are happy to share with you what is happening in our mission. The Lord continues to move in an awesome way. The body of Christ is growing spiritually and discipling the new believers.
Pray for the unity of our congregation and for our own building for the services.
Mike Watt – Cross-Work Mission, Tahoka
Pray that we can lead our people with vision. We want to help our people see the Cross-Work Church that can be here in 400 years and not just what we have in front of us. The harvest and the harvesters matter. Please pray for our upcoming marriage seminar.
Robert Lee – Harmony Baptist Church in Normangee Replant
God has been very faithful to us, even in the tough times. Although the past month or so after the holiday season has been challenging, I am encouraged to see God provide for some great opportunities to reach out into our community in the coming months.
Pray for continued opportunities to demonstrate the love of Christ to families in our community.
Neptaly Molina – Iglesia Bautista Mission, Nacogdoches
In these Bible passages, the apostle Paul had concrete goals– to know more about Christ (v. 10), to lose the world in order to win Jesus Christ (v. 8) and to follow the target to reach the purpose he wished to achieve (v. 14). To sum it up, his goal was to fight the good fight, finish the race and keep the faith (2 Timothy 4:7-8). This for me is also a goal that I have for 2021. This represents the four pillars on which I rest to let God do His work through me in the Renacer Baptist Church of Nacogdoches.
Pray that the Lord will help me to follow in the footsteps of Paul, in fulfilling these steps in my ministry at this time.
Gamalier Luna – New Mission in El Paso
Friends, stay firm. If you need to talk to someone you can call me. I’m at your service at 915-274-8679.
Pray for our vision and our family.
Roberto Marcelletti – Anthony Drive Mission, Ennis
Culture of discipleship through the gospel is the vision God has given me. This is not achieved with events but a persevering and patient work that takes a long time. The new followers of Jesus from the beginning are injected into their DNA the vision of doing the same with other people and these new disciples are placed in new works as they did in Acts 14.