Outside the 4 Walls of the church
The Past….The Present…The Future
Obedience to the Call of Jesus!
HE is at work!
HE called out more than 700 people from Jones County Baptist churches to serve our community at the South MS fair. Lives were changed and people were saved.
HE built Court St. Coffee, the coffee shop located at the Baptist Student Union at JCJC. Lives are being touched and the gospel is being shared both locally and globally through this ministry.
HE provided over 500 backpacks & school supplies for needy children in Jones County and City Schools. He loves children.
HE has allowed the purchase of two ministry trailers (the Evangelistic Block Party Trailer & Disaster Relief Trailer) that are being used to meet the needs of lost and hurting people in Jones County and beyond.
HE called for the obedience of an 86 year old senior adult to travel to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver to minister to the people of the World. She obeyed.
HE met the needs of children and families that were adopted by our Churches during the Christmas season. Families are now being impacted by the gospel and Churches are reaping the harvest.
HE has given life to a dying church because people prayed and people acted in obedience to His call.
HE has opened the door for ministry in our public schools through Bible clubs, prayer walking, and athletic events. Lives are being changed and whole families are being saved.
HE has called pastors and believers in Jones County to start new churches, so that the lost and the 36,000 unchurched people living among us will hear the gospel and as a result communities will be changed and people will know Him.
What more will HE do?
I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you game me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes,
I was sick and you stopped to visit,
I was in prison and you came to me…
This renewed urgency to obey God’s commands to take the Christian call outside the church and to the people was the result of severaI encounters I’ve had with dire human need which exists not solely in the far reaches of the world, but here within miles of our churches. In the past month and even in the most recent days, I have encountered heartbreaking situations of immense suffering. The discovery of three families, all very different in nature but similar in need, has troubled my soul and has prompted me to take literally God’s command to help the homeless:
First: A Family of Eight: A dad, mom, four children, and two grandparents. A word picture of their situation would essentially amount to a Third World scene housed inside trailer walls.
Second: A Family Living in a Car: Because of confidentiality, I’m unable to share details at this time about this situation. Again, the need is great.
Third: A Mother and Her Son Facing Eviction: This, too, is a confidential situation. In a matter of days, a mother in her thirties and her little boy will have to leave a travel trailer in which they have been living. Their future is unknown.
God has planted a mission within my heart to shelter the poor which I cannot escape: In Matthew 25:35-36 Jesus was not making idle conversation with His disciples as He painted word pictures of the homeless and the hurting. As a disciple with the same obedience to my Master, I am compelled to act upon the powerful words of Jesus—I must not neglect suffering humanity. I must not neglect Jesus: “As ye have done this unto the least of these, you did it unto me.”
Will you join me in finding ways to address the needs that are listed above? Will you pray for wisdom and guidance for how we as God’s people can respond to these circumstances? My personal pray is that Christ will use us together to be His hands and His feet in the days ahead. If you would like additional information concerning these needs or if you have suggestion on how to help address these issues please contact Rena at the JCBA office.
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