A word from your missions office
By HEITH MITCHELL
We really had an enjoyable and uplifting time in Lufkin at the BMA of Texas State Meeting. The Word was preached repeatedly and we were encouraged and inspired. Testimonies were shared that reminded us that God is faithful in 2019 in the BMA. The music was so uplifting. The Keltys First Family welcomed us warmly and took care of us both days. I love that we are hosted by church families. It changes our meetings for the better. Thank you Keltys, officers, departments, BMA Texas Mission staff, speakers, musicians and breakout teachers for a good annual BMAT Meeting.
I hope you were able to get to know your missionaries at the meeting. Twenty-six of your 29 planters were there. We had great fellowship and enjoyed. As always the commissioning service was a time that meant so much to each missionary, especially the seven new works that were introduced at the service.
BMAT family, we love you. It is a joy to serve you and serve beside you. If we can assist you we want to. We have trainings 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
Matthew Prather – The Bridge Mission, Midlothian/Waxahachie
Dual Support BMAA/BMAT
The Month of October was a good and jam-packed month. For the month of October and November we are really focusing on serving our community in several different ways. In Waxahachie there is a big festival downtown in October of each year that draws a huge crowd. We opened up a parking lot for free parking and passed out water. We met a lot of people and had a lot of good conversation. Also, we had what we call Blocktober on Halloween. Our different small groups set up in their neighborhood with a bounce house and candy. It provides a great opportunity to engage our neighbors and have meaningful conversation. We ask that you would continue to pray for these conversations as we continue to serve and reach Ellis County. Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support.
Pray that we continue to see people come to the Lord. Pray for us as we minister to the hurting in our community.
Wesley Burke – Redemption Baptist Mission, Nacogdoches
Preach the gospel and make disciples. This is all of our tasks, but how can we see these fulfilled without prayer. To that end, brothers and sisters, I ask that you would pray specifically for Redemption Baptist Church to see people converted that we are now actively sharing the gospel with. We want full baptismal waters in February when we, Lord willing, become a church.
Isaias Rojas Osechas-Church Plant in Spring
Thank you, thank you very much, firstly because the Lord has been faithful; and to all the friends and Churches who, pray and support us and are very attentive to us, brothers and sisters and the managers of the BMA and servants and servants planters of the sister missions and churches. We’ve already been one year old, and God is merciful.
Jaime Garcia – Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida Mission, Gilmer/Mesquite
“Gratitude.” The Apostle Paul was a very grateful man of God and he expresses his gratitude and joy for the favor of the brothers of the church of Philippians, and in chapter 4:17 lets them know that it is not that he seeks gifts, or to be burdensome, but that fruit abounded at his own. Paul refers to that help as an offering that is for God, as a fragrant smell, referring to the rites that were done at the altar to offer God the offering. In this likeness, he compares the offering of the brothers of Philippians, as a sacrifice he accepted, which pleases God. And they return their favor with a promise of reward from God, telling them that by their care God will equally supplement all that is lacking according to their riches in glory. Brethren, thank you for sharing for my needs, Thank you for taking care of me, thank you because together we participate in the preaching of the Gospel of God. Blessed be the name of Jesus!
Jaime Henriquez – Fuente De Vida Eterna Mission, Houston
“Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.”
Spencer Simpson – Redeemer’s Love Mission, Houston
We are excited to see what God is going to do this fall in southwest Houston! Thank you for your prayers and support that encourage and allow 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.
Neptaly Molina – Iglesia Bautista Mission, Nacogdoches
I am happy because I am sharing the initial discipleship with Gloria and her family and Milaidy and his family.
Cliff Robertson – Carpenter’s House Mission – Lake Jackson/Clute
God is good and he is moving, opening doors that no one can close. A church that was closing decided to consolidate with us. It wasn’t many people but it was such an honor that the pastor wanted to bring his people to a place that he trusted.
Cristian Martinez – Grace Harvest Baptist Mission, Lubbock
During the month of October we had more consistency in our group’s attendance and people participating in times where we model evangelism for them in the community.
In November we are teaching our group the importance of church membership. Please pray that our group will commit to proclaiming and displaying the gospel together as we seek not what we can get individually but seeking to build one another and participate on God’s mission together for the glory of God.
We thank God for your faithful support in God’s work in Lubbock.
Chris Driver – West Texas Multiplication Network/Texas Missionary Care
Ephesians 3:20 reminds us that we serve a God who is able to do exceedingly abundantly MORE than we could ask or think. I have come to believe that a big part of the reason most of the churches in the small towns of west Texas lie in ruins it because they lost sight of that truth and stopped believing our great God for MORE! But that’s not us! We are so excited about what God has done here, but we are believing Him for MORE! We are believing Him for MORE souls to be saved, MORE lives to be changed, and MORE towns to be reached! God continues to grow our planters and stretch their faith. But please join us in praying for MORE!