NCBM/Baptists on Mission
Ministry Prayer Requests
1. Give thanks for the vision team to Cuba. Pray for teams that are waiting for permits so that they can complete projects.
2. Pray that churches will become involved with the backpack ministry for Appalachian Coalfields in the coming weeks. Give thanks for Dewey and Kathy Aiken and their dedication to this ministry.
3. Pray for the Fellowship of Baptist Educators in their search for someone to fill the position of Executive Director. Give thanks for the years that Bob and Rhea Lamb have devoted to this ministry.
Baptists on Mission have many opportunities to interact with individuals who are overcome by fear. Ministering to those who have experienced a tornado, flood, or wildfire or dealing PTSD symptoms following a life & death situation can place volunteers in strategic situations for ministry. I Kings 19 is a great reference for such situations. Elijah had a mountaintop experience just prior to getting the news of the threats to kill him by a very powerful person. Although he had a close relationship with God, he was overwhelmed by his circumstances.
God did not abandon Elijah. Elijah had the equivalent of an adrenalin surge as he ran for his life. He finally collapsed and fell asleep. God sent an angel to encourage him to eat. He found a place to rest, he was provided food, and eventually, had a conversation with God. Remember the last time God spoke to you in a still small voice? God gave him step by step instructions for dealing with the situation and informed him that he was not alone but there were several thousand others who were faithful in Israel.
: Remind us of the experiences of Elijah when our circumstances overwhelm us. Help us to remember the importance of rest, food, and taking time to listen to you when we are distressed. In the name of Christ, amen.
Please pray for the staff, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council team members who have SEPTEMBER birthdays:
2nd Sandy Simpson
2nd Jerri Swisher
2nd Fred Wilson
4th Brian Lockamy
4th Daniel Gillahan
9th Llewellyn Jones
10th Skip Greene
10th Cynthia Lewis
11th James Byerly
12th Terry Hardy
20th Leroy Young
20th Nicole Smith
21st Larry Beck
21st Bobby Temple
21st Betty Lynn Warnock
22nd Jane Mosely
22nd Pete Teague
23rd Gail Cabe
24th Larry McGlothlin
28th Jim Canterberry
28th Ron Halbrooks
30th Ellen DeRoche
Please send your ministry prayer requests
and/or a 75-word devotional,
if you would like to share one with the group, to: Cathy Ollis, NCBM State Prayer Support Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
. She appreciates your input!
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