What are our priorities?

Genesis 7:21-23 – “And all ?esh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.”

II Peter 3:6, 7, 11-13 – “Whereby the world that then was, being over?owed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto free against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on free shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.”

The sentence of judgment upon the earth has already been passed and is simply awaiting execution. Only those residing in the ark (now Jesus, of which the first ark was a picture) shall survive the calamity.

I John 2:15-17 – “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the ?esh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is
not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God
abideth forever.”

Our ambitions outside of the will of the Father are simply sand castles built on the beach at low tide.

I Corinthians 3:11-13 – “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble, every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by free; and the free shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.”

May we as readers beware!

Submitted by:
Charity Missionary Baptist Church, Bismarck, MO

The Hales’ June Newsletter

We are moving! I got a call from our landlord informing me that when the contract for our house comes up for renewal the frst of August, he’d be more than doubling our rent. I promptly told him that we’d be moved out by the end of July. I knew it could be difficult to find another good, safe, a?ordable home in the area we needed, but I also knew that if God was in it, He would provide. Well, He has provided and we are making plans to move the middle of July.

That’s good news, but this is better news: Colton has been saved! He came to us several months ago and told us that we had realized that he was a sinner during nap time and had asked God to forgive him. His story hasn’t changed and we are now 100% convinced that his experience is real.

After finding the new house we were blessed with a visit from Bro. David and Sis. Shelley Dickson. Bro. David encouraged the pastors here with a study on how to avoid having a stagnant church. Mrs. Shelley met with the ladies from 4 of our churches and spoke on the role of women in the church. It was so refreshing to have them here.

Jesse & Rebecca Hales

Hales’ Prayer Requests:

  • For the team from our sending church as they come to help.
  • That we’ll be able to navigate the craziness of this summer well.

July 2018 – Mission Director’s Report

Please note the two “Thank You Notes” elsewhere on this page expressing appreciation to our churches for the financial help recently given to one of our churches and one of our pastors by our association. I am thankful to be a part of an association that wants to help others.

The two missionary families which were at our Mission Symposium are scheduled to move to their fields of service this month. The Walkers are due to arrive in Manila July 5th and the Woods will be leaving for Ukraine July 31st. Please keep these families in your prayers as they follow God’s leadership in their lives.

I encourage all our churches to continue in prayer for God to open doors and call ministers to plant new churches in Missouri and to fill pulpits with strong leaders for those churches seeking leadership at this time. Every week I get calls or emails asking for help in finding men to lead churches. God knows these needs and is able to supply what we need. Let’s pray for sensitivity to God’s leadership in doing our part in keeping church doors open and planting new work across our state. We live in exciting times but often get discouraged as we focus on the bad going on around us instead of trusting The One who is GOOD and FAITHFUL. God is still on the throne and is working in and through His people every day. May we be found faithful to Him every day and do our part in reaping the harvest in the “fields that are white unto harvest.”

Thank you for you faithfulness in supporting the work of the Lord and in working faithfully through His churches throughout
Missouri. Let’s keep up the good work! By the time you receive this paper our State Camp will be ready to get underway and the last minute details will be taking place. Let’s pray each day up to the day our camp starts (July 30th) and every day camp is going on for those who attend and for those who are leading in all aspects of what needs to be done. Pray for souls to be saved and for everyone involved to be renewed in spirit through this great ministry. After camp, pray that those
who have been touched by the Lord through the camp will go home and grow stronger and more dedicated to the Lord. Pray that what happens at camp will have a positive e?ect on the lives of many people.

Thank you for the prayers for my wife and I as we work among our churches. We want to be a blessing and encouragement to all who are serving the Lord and it is a blessing to see what is going on across Missouri. Thank you for letting us be used as God leads in our lives and ministry. You are a blessing to us!

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

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