Thank you!!

Bro. Jim and the BMA of Missouri Missions:
On behalf of North Lake Church in Smithville, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. A gift like your’s is not only a wonderful and godly blessing, it’s an answer to prayers! Though we may be a young church, we are excited for the future of our ministries. We are strong believers that the Church of Jesus is the people, but we also see the great need for a good building for the church to do gospel ministry and worship. This gift puts us a HUGE step closer to our goal. Thank you!
In Christ,
Jared Kathcart
North Lake

My Deepest Appreciation

I would like to thank each church and individual that gave to my love offering for the mid-year Mission Symposium of the BMAMO. Your Christian love will be remembered forever. This offering is a great help on my medical bills. Since the May meeting I have received my leg. I have now moved back home after 11 months of being with family. The therapy is going along
good. The journey has been a long one but I know the Lord has been and will continue to be with me all the way. Again, I thank each and everyone for the prayers, visits, and encouragement from my brothers and sisters in Christ. God Bless all of you.
David Griggs,
Emmanuel Baptist Church

Missouri Fellowship Choir Reunion

A reunion pot-luck dinner is being planed for all former members of the Missouri Fellowship Choir.
August 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Ozark Heights Baptist Church, Potosi!

Bring a dish. Visit and sing. Lets have a good turnout and a great time together!
For more information call: David Griggs 314-724-4204

Will I See My Loved Ones Again Who Have Died and Lie Buried?

Job 19:26-27 – “And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God; Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.”

II Samuel 12:22 – “And he said, while the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: For I said, who can tell whether God will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”

John 11:23-24 – “Jesus saith unto her, thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto Him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. “

Acts 1:3 – “To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.”

I Thessalonians 4:13, 17, 18 – “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope…. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore, comfort one another with these words.”

We are permitted and encouraged by the Holy Word to anticipate reunion with our loved ones who have died in the Lord.
Submitted By: Charity Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Bismarck, Missouri

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First, Matthews GMA’s Receive Awards

Our GMA girls at Matthews received awards on 3/28/18. The girls are shown here reciting the Aim, Allegiance, and Watchword. The girls have been working hard on their steps and memorizing scripture. We work with a group of girls in New Madrid on Tuesdays and at Matthews on Wednesday nights. The girls are also getting ready for national camp this summer in Texas.

Matthews GMA’s Reciting the Aim, Allegiance, and Watchword

Matthews GMA’s Reciting the Aim, Allegiance, and Watchword

Lila Echert receiving her GMA award from Shelia Polk and Karen Magee

Lila Echert receiving her GMA
award from Shelia Polk and
Karen Magee

Missions Symposium & Mid-year Meeting

May 18th at 7:00 p.m. • May 19th at 9:00 a.m.
Zion Baptist Church • St. Louis
Offering, Designated as a love offering for Bro. David Griggs. Come and meet 2 new foreign missionaries

April 2018 – Mission Director’s Report

Last Reminder ••• in the March issue I wrote about the states where we have churches working together in disaster relief and the need for our churches in Missouri to get involved in establishing a data base of our people who are willing to help when
natural disasters occur. Thus far I have had two ladies contact me showing an interest in helping get this started.

I am asking again anyone who would like to help in getting this started to please contact me between now and our Mid-year meeting. All I am looking for at this time is people who are willing to help establish this data base. Later we will be searching for those who are willing to go when help is needed. Sometime after our midyear meeting we will contact those who have notified me and try to get organized in this e?ort. Thanks in advance for your cooperation. Don’t Forget ••• to make
plans to give a love o?ering (as an individual or a church) for Bro. David Griggs and bring it to the Missions Symposium at Zion Baptist Church in St. Louis May 18, 2018. If you do not plan to attend the symposium but want to help with this love
o?ering please mail it to:

BMAMO Missions
176 Bear Creek Dr.
Wentzville, MO 63385

Please make your check out to BMAMO Missions and designate it for “David Griggs Love Offering.” Bro. David has been a
faithful pastor of churches in Missouri for many years and has gone through several hospitalizations, therapy sessions and other procedures since last summer. This offering will help him with expenses and let him know we love and appreciate him.
If you have any questions please contact me by e-mail ( or by phone (314-277-8644)
Please Attend ••• the BMAMO 2018 Missions Symposium May 18, 2018. This year we will have two Missionaries and their families with us to present the work God has laid on their hearts. This will be a great opportunity to meet Bro. Larry and Sis. Tammy Wood and hear about their desire to work in Ukraine. Also, Bro. Jimmy and Sis. Julie Walker and their 5 children will be
with us and share their hearts for the work on the island of Negros, Philippines. This should be an exciting time for all of us!

Show Your Willingness ••• to get acquainted, cooperate, fellowship and enjoy our brothers and sisters in the other churches of the BMA of Missouri as we gather May 19, 2018 at Zion Baptist Church in St. Louis for our mid-year meeting. We need
to get to know each other better, to work together to further His Kingdom, and to encourage one another as we seek His Will in what we do all across the State of Missouri and surrounding areas.

We will hear reports from the various departments of our work, make decisions that will a?ect our actions, and take time to worship our great God. The directors and committees of our various departments will offer ideas and recommendations that pertain to their work and ask for your permission (as representatives of your churches) to do what needs to be done. We NEED YOU to come and help us in this meeting!

Come praying for a harmonious meeting and expecting blessings as we fellowship with each other. We look forward to seeing you at Zion Baptist Church.

Symposium – Starting Time • 7:00 p.m. Friday
Mid Year Meeting – Starting Time • 9:00 a.m. Saturday

“Together We Can”

A message from BMAA President Paul White

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford. Being a part of something greater then ourselves is a God given privilege a?orded to the local church through being a part of an association. Attendance at local, state and national association meetings should be driven by a need-to attend (Proverbs 11:14) rather than a want-to attend mentality.

Like the strands of a rope that give it it’s strength, (Ecclesiastes 4:12) likewise, every church’s participation in our
association increases her strength and ability to fulfill the great commission. Everything is in place and in a few days, we will be converging on the city of Jackson, Mississippi for a time of Praise and Worship intermingled with our associations business.

From the God and Country Rally Monday night, annual message Tuesday night, through the call to the BMAA choir Wednesday
afternoon and the commissioning service on Wednesday night this year’s meeting will surely be one to remember.The following services will be available on live stream on Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday night, and Wednesday afternoon during the BMAA Choir and Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony.

This year I will be ending my term as your President. I want to thank you for having allowed me this honor and privilege to serve.

Join the BMAA Choir!

I have been given the honor and privilege of leading the worship this year at the BMAA meeting in Jackson, Miss. On Wednesday, April 18, at 3:30 p.m., we are going to be forming a BMAA choir, and that is where I will need your help!

Anyone and everyone is welcome to come and sing at this time. Please spread the word to everyone you can think of who
might be interested in singing with us. I have chosen four songs — Standing On The Promises, How Great Is Our God, What A Day That Will Be and Chain Breaker. A copy of the words to all the songs will be distributed as the choir goes on stage at the meeting.

I’m sure everyone is very familiar with the first three songs. The only “new” song is Chain Breaker, and it can be heard at youtube (or Google Chain Breaker by Zach Williams). I chose to end with this song because that is the message and testimony we can all declare together in Christ. Once we were all bound by chains of sin, but as believers we have experienced true freedom in Christ!

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