A Missionary's Message
I am honored to serve you, and to serve with you, during these historic times in our Association. Praise the Lord for the great missions and ministry events and activities we have experience in 2014. The New Year will bring forth several more missions and ministry opportunities. More partnerships are being formed with the focus on missions and ministry events and activities. The Augusta Project strategy (Embracing Christ Crossing Cultures: Arms Around Augusta) is now being implemented. The “Arms Around Augusta: Impacting Our World,” will be our missions and ministry theme. We signed our Georgia Baptist Convention two year partnership. Also, I will be serving as a Georgia Baptist vice-president of the Associational Missionaries Fellowship.
Augusta will be the first Pilot City attempting a combination mission’s projects events, and the first city making an attempt at combining World Changers with P2 Mission Projects. The former Power Plants Missions Projects ministry, is now the P2 Mission Projects, and is designed for students joining from around the country to be involved with church planters and “hands-on” missions ministry. This huge opportunity will be realized June 13-19, 2015. If, this joint effort is successful, then Augusta will become a city utilized by this combination ministry into the future.
690 Backpacks For Appalachia
Praise the Lord for the response from churches in our Association and individual church members. A special thank you goes to: New Heights, Dayspring, Crestview, Warren, West Acres, Curtis, Grace-Evans, Blythe, Botsford (outside our Association), Bayvale, Glenn Hills, Lake Park, New Work, The Path, Piney Grove, and Fleming. Three sister Associations: Washington, Hephzibah, and Kilpatrick donated backpacks. Also, a deep appreciation is extended to Mark Ostot and Grace Evans, Doug Lively and Miracle, Anne Lowe and Anita Moore from Fleming B.C., and Jerri Riddle from West Acres B.C. for organizing/delivering the backpacks to West Virginia Churches. The four West Virginia churches that the backpacks were delivered to are as follows: First Southern Baptist Church, Sutton; Calvary Southern Baptist Church, Meadow Bridge; Lockgelly Baptist Church, Fayetteville; and Calvary Baptist Church, Bolair. Please pray for all the children and their parents whom received the backpacks. We had different teams from our Augusta Association distribute backpacks to the children and parents in West Virginia.
Missions and Ministry Center Tour December 2, 11:00 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Please consider serving on our volunteer transition team. The team will serve then disband once a Board of Directors has been formed. More information will be made available at the tour. If, you cannot attend the tour, and you are led of the Lord to serve, then please contact me.
Rev. Dennis Cherry Special Guest on December 4
Please make every effort to attend the Ministers/ Deacons/Spouses Christmas Banquet. Dennis Cherry will share his testimony and deliver his unique Appalachian, Country, Bluegrass, music. Also, he will be available before and after the Banquet for questions and answers.
Auctioning Painting For Missions
Rev. Dennis Cherry will donate one of his oil paintings to be auctioned off. We will hold a silent auction on his Green Head Mallard Painting, which will be displayed at our Banquet on December 4, and then on display at our office until December 17, the winning bid will be notified on December 18. Minimum bid (reserve bid) will begin at $300.00 (the least supplemental cost for two pastors to come to Augusta on a mission trip). The funds will supplement a mission team’s expenses to come from the Allegheny Association to Augusta. His Green Head Mallard painting can be viewed on his facebook page. Place your name, all contact information, and bid amount in a sealed envelope, then give the envelope to Deborah Canuette at the Banquet, or bring the envelope to our office before December 18.
In His Secure Grip,