An important part of what God has called us to do is carry out His Great Commission. This spring the Strategy Plan we adopted in 2017 calls for us to have an evangelistic emphases where our churches seek to share the Gospel and ask people to make a decision for Jesus. Several of our churches have already done that. Some are planning such events for the coming months. I know FBC Pembroke recently had a Judgment House where 1251 people went through it, 38 decisions were made to accept Christ and 9 have already been baptized. I hope your church will prayerfully consider how God would have you share the Gospel that others may come to know the Lord. Please don’t feel the only time you can have an evangelistic event is this spring. If God leads your church to do something this summer or fall, by all means, do what He leads you to do when He leads you to do it.
March is the month each year we as Southern Baptists focus on North American Missions. There are two very important ways you and your church can support our North American Missionaries. One is to pray for them during the week of prayer, which begins March 3, and continue to pray for them throughout the year. The other is to give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. One thing I have loved for many years about being a Southern Baptist Christian is that I am a part of a denomination that takes my tithes and offerings and uses them not only in the church where I’m a member, but also uses them to reach people here in North America and around the world with the Gospel. I encourage you to give to the Annie Armstrong Easter offering as the Lord leads you.
I want to express my thanks to each of you and your church for all you do daily to make Jesus known! Only in heaven will you know how many lives God has touched through you.
Serving alongside you,