Kirsten Ober hosted a Zoom prayer meeting on Saturday (1/30/2021) morning for our West Africa mission, and specifically for the new church-planting initiative that is underway there. It was a tremendous encouragement!! Thank you so much Kirsten, and to everyone who participated! (Pastor Tony & Melissa Shanks, Pastor Neal Crum, Pastor John Brumfiel, Jeff & Julie Hamann, Tina Beliles, Kristin Mitchell, Mrs. Lois and Mr. Armitage).
Kris explains more about this program,
“In 2021, we have many plans to move our church planting Ministry forward, which means we will need your help! Nicole and I have worked with director Mark Powell on a memorandum of understanding (mou) that will enable churches, Sunday School classes, or small groups of any size to partner with GBIM to help establish a church in a specific village in West Africa. The idea is to have a church in America “adopt” a village here, where that church can specifically pray for and minister to the people in their Village, all while helping us establish new churches.
It will take a serious prayer commitment, as well as a financial commitment on a tiered scale. If you are a pastor and would be interested in your church looking at this proposal, please message me with your email address and I will send it over to you for review. If you are a small group leader or Sunday school teacher and think your class may be interested in partnering, please send me your email address and I will send it to you, as well.
With a continued increase in security risks in certain parts of the country, Nicole and I will be raising additional funds over the next few months to help us cover the cost of armed guards (on an as-needed basis) as well as other security measures that we will be taking in the next three or four months. Please be in prayer about these needs, and let us know if you can help with that, as well. As always, all gifts are tax-deductible to GBIM.
Thank you all, as always, for your prayers and continued support! We appreciate you all and we are excited as we look at the year ahead! Vous avez tous un bon dimanche béni!”
You may contact GBIM or Kris Yeomans for further information about this church planting program to learn more. If you would like to give for the ministry in West Africa please visit donate.generalbaptist.com, select International Missions and then type “West Africa” in the notes box that appears.