A word from your missions office
By HEITH MITCHELL
BMA Church Family, you are amazing. You really live up to your “Missionary” Baptist name. I am taken aback at how you love and encourage your missionaries and their families. You accept and take them in across any divide or boundary the world sets up. You pray for them which is evidenced in the way that God is working and providing. You are faithful to their salaries and generous to their work funds. COVID and an unpredictable world hasn’t slowed you down. You have been faithful and your generosity has increased. Your missionaries face the trials and struggles you face but they are so blessed to have you as family. Thank you.
I don’t know about you, but I have never felt so homesick or out of place in this world. With sin, war, sickness and inflation, I am vividly aware and glad that, “this world is not my home. I’m Just passing through.”
Do you feel it? We were made for something better and bigger. Thanks to Jesus, we get to anticipate that better place. For now we need to be good ambassadors. We need to tell everyone about our eternal homeland with our good King. We must tell them how to become citizens! We must do this with more urgency because we are running out of time. It is good to be homesick.
We are beginning the search for a missionary care coordinator for our Spanish speaking missions in Texas. After six years, Arnulfo Maldonado is no longer in this role. We are thankful for his faithfulness and hard work and are glad that he continues to be a part of our BMA of Texas Family as the pastor of Inglesia Victoria en Christo Church in Spring which he started and leads as pastor. We honor him as a man of God and thank him for his service. Will you join me in prayer for the next man that God has to serve your missionaries and connect with your BMA of Texas family that speaks Spanish.
Arnulfo Maldonado 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
Chris Mindi – Anchor Austin Mission in Leander
Matthew 16:24-28 talks about individual responsibility and seeking God in everyday life to give Him the priority and see how we can join Him in reaching our communities. We never know why God puts us in a location if we do not ask God to help us see why. We are being blessed every day with the opportunities to serve the unchurched. We continue to ask God to show us individually how we can use our God given gifts and talents. Only when we serve and show God’s love generously and genuinely does it touch the hearts of others.
Pray that we find Indians who have a heart for other Indians who aren’t saved. Pray that we build strong friendships with those who are not believers.
Guadalupe Robles-GoForth Mission, Kilgore
We are grateful that we can continue to preach and pray. We will start having a meeting in a home for the first time this week.
Jaime Henriquez – Fuente De Vida Eterna Mission, Houston
First, I want to thank all of the BMA of Texas churches for all your support and prayers. We continue to do the work of the Lord in this mission, reaching the lost, discipling them, equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. We currently have five active small groups and two new believers are been discipled.
Pray that the Lord will touch the hearts of the lost among us, that they would repent of their sin and accept Christ as their Savior.
Cesar Leal – New Mission in San Antonio
I praise God for the way He has shown His love and mercies every day. I praise Him as I see how He takes care of me and how He covers my every need. He has given me health and I have not lacked anything. Thanks to my Lord! There is a fire in my heart that encourages me to continue serving Him in the work at all times. When our Beloved Lord sees our disposition he quickly moves to use us for His glory and honor.
Chris Driver – West Texas Multiplication Network/Texas Missionary Care
Well, we have a building! Now we need to remodel it. I am so thankful and humbled by the generosity of our BMA of Texas churches! You helped us reach our estimated need for the remodel even before we closed on the building. We are so overwhelmed. Now we have to get this process started and move toward a public launch this summer. We are about to start our second group along with a men’s and women’s group. We are committed to taking it one step at a time and keeping the main thing the main thing. Thank you again for all you do. I’m so proud to be a part of this great association.
Remodel, remodel, remodel!!!
New groups starting
Favor and connections at the college
Open doors for the gospel
New home of Oasis, Levelland
Bichitrananda Satpathy – International Baptist Mission, Fort Worth
Pray for boldnesss in preaching the gospel and pray for God’s provision as I look for a house so that I can serve effectively.
Kingsley Nduka / Aderemi Badru – Light House Mission in Houston
Thank you for supporting us.
Pray that God will bring us to the people he has prepared for this assignment.
Robert Lee – Harmony Baptist Church in Normangee Replant
Even in difficult times, there is always hope. This past month has been a reminder of both of those things. I am encouraged to see new faces in our church and look forward to seeing what God has in store for us in the months ahead.
Pray for us as we work toward restarting our children’s and youth ministry in the days ahead.
Mike Watt & Trevor Cowan – Cross-Work Mission, Tahoka
Easter is coming. Pray for us as we gear up for the big holiday. Pray that our people will be inviters and bringers.