A word from your missions office
By HEITH MITCHELL
Don’t forget about your missionaries on the field in these trying times. They need your faithful financial support along with your prayers and encouragement. They are faithfully serving the Lord. There were 17 more souls saved this month!
Please don’t forget them as God faithfully provides for your church and you. They depend on your giving for their salary and equipping. Most churches have continued to faithfully give, but 24 churches did not give last month. We trust that the Lord will provide and bless each of you.
Thank you for praying for baby Tripp last month. He is home! He is doing very well. Continue to pray for the Brockway family.
We would love to share with your church about what God is up to and show you how you can be involved. I am personally available to come and share. We also have tools we can provide you to help you become a partner in church planting. Reach out to us.
Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.
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
Cesar Cantu – Intern preparing for West Columbia
The Hebrew writer highlights speaking and hearing as signs of life.
• How good are we at reading others’ distress?
• Can we tell when there is life in someone?
• How do I know if you are saved?
Proverbs 18:21says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. With all this power at the tip of our tongue, how then can we revive someone. How can we bring life back into that person?
In John 10:27, Jesus says, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me…”
Some of us have been highly qualified to lead in a certain direction. We have been in those dark places and are learning how to come out of them. The purpose of this is so that we may lead others out into life and light.
Allow God to qualify you even in those dark places. You will become a much better minister to others in doing so.
My prayer is that we find the right home in the right area.
Wesley Burke – Redemption Baptist Mission, Nacogdoches
God is sovereign even when his church is forcibly scattered. May the scattering from this pandemic grow all of your hearts to value the gathering more in days to come.
Pray that we will be able to share the gospel in a post COVID-19 world.
Mike Watt – Cross-Work Mission, Tahoka
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we started having the Lord’s Supper at our regular service time. We just gathered for 15-20 minutes. Most recently, we observed the Lord’s Supper followed by a watch party for the sermon with social distance recommendations. We are beginning to reintroduce our people to gather. In addition, we led a city-wide prayer walk for the month of May and had most of our members take time each week to cover our city in prayer. Our online schedule has kept us very busy and seems to be effective.
Pray for our little church plant as we keep moving forward while allowing our people to re-engage at their pace. Maintaining our online routines will be vital to be inclusive as we seek the Lord for our next steps. Cross-Work has a lot of new coming our way! The biggest new thing is our new location. We will be moving forward with a soft launch and hope to soon be able to celebrate and get some community involvement with our new space.
Jesse Hales – Starting Point Mission in Round Rock
Dual Support BMAA/BMAT
As Chris [Mindi] and I begin to merge or two church planting efforts, God is already starting to show us the many benefits to working as a team. We are both so excited about what God is doing. One major blessing for our family has been how God has provided us a new house to rent in the perfect location. We are still in Round Rock, close to the people we have already been connecting with, but we are now much closer to Chris and Sarah and the future home of the church. We are still moving into the new place and are meeting new people every day. God has even started to open doors with more of our current neighbors at our apartment. God is good and we thank you for your prayers.
Pray that we will be able to connect with our new neighbors well and use those connections to share the gospel in a meaningful way. Please pray for the ongoing merger as we continue to form our partnership with Chris and Sarah Mindi and the church planting work they are doing. Pray for those that have reached out to us recently who are looking for “healthier” friendships, that we can be the light in their darkness. Thank you.
Jaime Garcia – Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida Mission, Gilmer/Mesquite
I have gratitude in my heart for all of you and recognize you as participants in missionary work just as the Apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Romans in Romans 16 names a list of people who participated in missionary work together with him, forming a team to achieve the purpose of his ministry. I still believe that God sends us people willing to collaborate in our ministries, the churches of the association and the missionaries. We are together bringing the good news of Jesus into the world. Thank you for allowing me to be part of the winning team. Blessings.
Spencer Simpson – Redeemer’s Love Mission, Houston
Thank you for your prayers and support that encourage and allow us to bring the gospel to this area of Houston!
Pray for our ability to be a light in southwest Houston during the COVID-19 crisis. We want our community to see the hands and feet of Jesus through our efforts as a local body of Christ.
Jaime Henriquez – Fuente De Vida Eterna Mission, Houston
“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest (Joshua 1:9).”
Neptaly Molina – Iglesia Bautista Mission, Nacogdoches
We want to reflect and evaluate well the strategies we have been using to continue building the missionary work here in Nacogdoches and Lufkin and to renew the vision as expressed in John 4:35, to raise our eyes to the fields that are already white for the harvest. We have to pray to the lord of the harvest to send more workers to his fields.
Isaias Rojas Osechas-Church Plant in Spring
Thank you for your support in prayer, location, establishment and execution to achieve the stipulated goals. We serve the Lord with more dedication in the work of planting new growing groups, despite COVID-19. But the pandemic does not stop evangelism and discipleship. The gospel is not oppressed. Thank you for being God’s instruments in blessing our lives. We love Him. Keep praying for us.
Ronnie Mills – Kingdom Chapel Mission, Saginaw/Fort Worth
Hey, BMA family! I want to thank you for your continued prayers and support for our mission here in Saginaw. We have been richly blessed, and just as many of you, we’ve certainly had some challenging times during the past several months. Here’s my biggest takeaway, and what the Lord has been teaching me. Stay faithful. I have been dwelling on the parable of the ten minas, and at first glance it seems to be about results or talents and gifts. But a closer look reveals all Jesus wants is for us to remain faithful to Him. Leave the results to Him, stay faithful. Those are the words that have been ringing in my ears through this quarantine and now, with civil unrest. In the midst of all of this, we’ve seen the Lord do incredible things among us. Hearts are turning to God. We’ve seen people overcome fear, turn from their idols and deepen their love for their Savior. We take discipleship very seriously here at Kingdom Chapel, and we are still thriving in a love for Jesus, and His gospel. Blessings to you all!
Pray for us as a church, that we love and serve well, that we continue to remain faithful to the task at hand and humbly advance the cause of Christ.
Matthew Prather – The Bridge Mission, Midlothian/Waxahachie
Dual Support BMAA/BMAT
The past few months have been challenging for all churches. We are no different. We moved to online services only for about 10 weeks. In the middle of May, we did two outdoor services and now we are back in our building. Pray for us as we minister to those that are ready to meet in person and those that are not ready yet. During the time that we were meeting online only, we met a lot of people online. We received many messages from people struggling, hurting and seeking God. We saw two people saved from our online efforts and we praise God for them! We are continuing our online efforts in order to continue to reach our community during this time. Please pray for us as we navigate this time. Thank you for your continued prayers and support. They are much needed during this time!