A word from your missions office
By HEITH MITCHELL
Happy New Year! I enter 2020 with real anticipation. I can’t wait to see what he will do in and through your missionaries. December blew me away with over 50 souls saved! I don’t know all that God will do, but I know he will be faithful. He will be faithful to His mission, His church and His Word. He will provide for His disciples as they “Seek first the Kingdom of God.”
Join us in laboring and praying for:
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
We would love to share with your church about what God is up to and show you how you can be involved. We have tools we can provide you to help you become a partner in church planting. Reach out to us.
A word from your missionaries
Isaias Rojas Osechas – Church Plant in Spring
Thank you for praying for us and supporting us this month. It is a blessing to see new people receive.
Wesley Burke – Redemption Baptist Mission, Nacogdoches
We plan to preach the gospel, worship in song, take the Lord’s supper, recognize elders, constitute and covenant together and therefore become a church in the eyes of great God and King on Feb. 2, 2020. Please pray for us as we draw near to this date.
Pray my trust and faith in the Lord will be strengthened in this waiting season.
Jaime Garcia – Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida Mission, Gilmer/Mesquite
Glory to the Lord because his message of The Good News has reached our Hearts and we enjoy peace with God through His Son Jesus Christ. This message of peace must continue to be announced to all people. All humanity completely needs to know that we have hope, but how, then will they invoke the One in whom they have not believed? And how will they believe in the One of whom they haven’t heard of? And how will they hear without a preacher? And how will they preach if they are not sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who proclaim peace, of those who proclaim good news!”
I always want to thank you for your Prayers and I need you to help me pray that as a pastoral family, we will set a good example and that even when some people treat us badly, we will continue together to do the Lord’s Work.
Neptaly Molina – Iglesia Bautista Mission, Nacogdoches
I am excited and optimistic about what God is doing and will do here in Nacogdoches. We had a Christmas dinner with the American Church and Hispanics combined. We had a large group.
May this 2020 the Lord crystallize his plans, the gospel advances, the Hispanic and American families answer Jesus’ call with his gospel, and with the new missionary in Lufkin that gives me the strength to continue working on his work. God bless you.
1. For the spiritual life of the missionary pastoral family Molina Perdomo
2. My culmination in theological studies
3. I want you to pray for a young woman named Narcisa Medina. She will have surgery. Pray that God will do a miracle.
4. For the 2020 plan in Nacogdoches and Texas
Jaime Henriquez – Fuente De Vida Eterna Mission, Houston
Pray that the Lord opens doors for spreading the Good News of the gospel.
Spencer Simpson – Redeemer’s Love Mission, Houston
We have been seeing a lot of spiritual growth this past year, and we are excited to see what the Lord is going to do through our church in southwest Houston in 2020! Thank you for your prayers and support that encourages and allows us to bring the gospel to this area of Houston.
Please pray for wisdom and the ability to be an encouraging shepherd. Also pray for the continued commitment of our members and that they would be taking discipleship seriously and actively reaching our community.
Cesar Cantu – Intern at The Carpenter’s House Mission
Zechariah 4:10, “Do not despise small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”
All too often, the work which begins does not look like the finished product. As a matter of fact, it shouldn’t. Our confusion lies in the similarities, we want the beginning to look and feel like the end product. When things start small like the seed, the end result which can be a flower or a tree look nothing like that seed. Turns God will take in our lives can frustrate just because the growth takes on a whole new meaning. Lets just begin and allow God to form what He wills in the process.
Pray for our move to West Columbia, that it be a smooth transition whenever it comes.
Mike Watt – Cross-Work Mission, Tahoka
Pray for us as we kick off this new year. We will be focusing the first two months teaching on our disciple-making process. Pray that we would be a body that is not just hearers, but doers!
Matthew Prather – The Bridge Mission, Midlothian/Waxahachie
Dual Support BMAA/BMAT
2020 is here! God has been good to The Bridge in 2019. We continue to make progress in our mission field. We are continuing to see people saved, people get involved in our small groups and new guests each week. We are looking forward to what God has in store for 2020. Here are a few ways that you can pray for us this year. Pray that we see people saved each month this year. Pray that we start new small groups this year. Pray for the leaders that we need to continue to see the kingdom advanced. As always, continue to pray for me and my family as we lead The Bridge Church. Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We are excited about what lies ahead in 2020.
Pray we see more souls saved in 2020.
Ronnie Mills – Kingdom Chapel Mission, Saginaw/North Fort Worth
BMA Family, we are so excited about 2020, and we ask that you continue to pray for us as we start off the New Year in our new location! It is our desire to grow at the Lord’s rate this year, and that we are a blessing to our community.
One of our current needs, right now is chairs. We have a goal of 150 chairs, and so far within our ability we’ve raised money for 80. If you would like to partner with us and feel led in this way to support us, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for all your blessings, and prayers! Happy New Year!
We started the New Year out with a series that is geared around financial giving, and so we are hoping that our people will receive it, and live it out.
Gamalier Luna – New Mission in El Paso
Brothers and sisters pray for each other to remain faithful to the call God gave us.
Pray that God will give us my wife and my passion and faith.
Jesse Hales – Resident Intern in Round Rock
Dual Support BMAA/BMAT
With everything that has been going on, it’s hard to believe that we’ve only been ministering here in Round Rock for 2 ½ months. We have been pouring ourselves into certain parts of the community to make a positive impact for Christ and to deepen relationships we are trying to build with people. In all the ministries that I’ve been blessed to be involved with in the past, I’ve never seen meaningful connections made as fast as they have been happening here, and only God can do that. Just yesterday a teacher stopped to thank me for all the church has done and to tell me that our church was “the talk of the town.” Although I think her statement was pretty inflated (Round Rock is a big town), it excites me to hear Starting Point referred to as “our church,” or “that church” and have people stop me to remind me of their upcoming surgeries or update me on their relatives.
With all that’s happened in the last 2 ½ months, there is still twice as much to do in the next 2 ½. We are aiming to start two small groups in the third week of January. Before that happens, we are going to have a couple different vision meetings in the community to share who we are, what we’re doing and how people can get involved. It will be an opportunity to invite those that we are building relationships with to officially connect with the church and start to be apart of what God is doing with Starting Point Church. As you pray for us, please start praying now for these events coming in January and the people we are hoping to reach.
Cliff Robertson – Carpenter’s House Mission – Lake Jackson/Clute
God is good! He is providing a new playground for the kids. He allowed us the opportunity to sponsor a concert with Carman on Jan 10.
We are involved in our own AWAKENING 2020–a personal revival to lead us into the new year!
We are in the midst of Awakening 2020. We, as a church, are in a different kind of revival. We are meeting everyday this week… to pray, to deal with tough topics, to reorganize small group discipleship. The revival begins in our hearts, as we seek to grow in Christ. Pray for us, as we seek to take this next step with Christ!
Chris Mindi – Resident Intern, Leander
Please pray for my family (baby girl to be born), my school, our small group families and most importantly for wisdom and strength in navigating and prioritizing all the aspects of my life.
Chris Driver – West Texas Multiplication Network/Texas Missionary Care
We finished 2019 well, and 2020 is already off to a great start! We already have several trainings set for west and central west Texas to help motivate and equip our churches and pastors to embrace planting churches as well as partner with our existing plants. This is a biblical and critical step to seeing God reach the small towns in west Texas. Please pray for these churches. I really believe 2020 is going to be a big year where we see God do more than we could ask or think!
Cristian Martinez – Grace Harvest Baptist Mission, Lubbock
During the month of November and beginning of December, we clarified what it means to commit to a local church as a member that uses his/her gifts for the building of the church and the evangelization of the world together.
Clarifying what we believe doctrinally, what is the mission of Christ we seek to follow in this city, and encouraging commitment to a local church can have the effect of attendants that are moved to serve Christ more faithfully and others that decide not to commit to this doctrine, group of people, and mission. Please pray for God to accomplish His perfect purpose in the lives of those who have met regularly with us and those we have ministered to. With all that’s happened, there is still twice as much to do. We are aiming to start two small groups in the third week of January. Before that happens, we are going to have a couple different vision meetings in the community to share who we are, what we’re doing and how people can get involved. It will be an opportunity to invite those that we are building relationships with to officially connect with the church and start to be apart of what God is doing with Starting Point Church. As you pray for us, please start praying now for these events coming in January and the people we are hoping to reach.