May is Associational Missions emphasis month. As your Associational Missionary I have been asked on several occasions, “What is the association?” OR “What is it that you do as an Associational Missionary?” My response has been to say, “The Ogeechee River Baptist Association is the first level of cooperative ministry beyond the local church. The mission of the association is to help the local church fulfill the Great Commission.” As for what I do as Associational Missionary, I typically say, “I assist our churches by: working with church leaders to help them plan and develop ministries; helping churches connect with state missionaries who can assist them with training, counsel or information they need; being a pastor for our pastors and ministers; working with our associational ministry staff (paid and volunteer) to see we are caring out our work in a way that we are effective in ministering for Jesus.” I want to thank you and your church for your prayers and financial support of our local cooperative ministry!
Lynn Carver resigned as our ORBA Senior Adult Ministry leader a few months ago in order to care for her aunt who had broken her hip. Lynn served faithfully for many years, and we appreciate all she did for our seniors. Martha Wilson from Emit Grove has felt led of the Lord to serve as our Senior Adult Ministry leader. We are grateful she followed His leading and look forward to her ministry among our seniors. Due to the limited time to try to put together a Spring Sr. Adult meeting, we will not have one this year, but Martha has already begun to work on our fall gathering. It is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22 at Emit Grove.
I hope your church already has plans for various ministry activities this summer. VBS, mission trips, summer camps are all great opportunities to share the love and Gospel of Jesus with others.
Serving alongside you,