Let all nations praise the Lord
    June 1 2010 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC Executive Director-Treasurer

    In my last column I shared with you about how North Carolina Baptists are serving through our international partnership with Biju Thomas and the Transformation India Movement. As North Carolina Baptists are serving in so many places around the world through international partnerships, I want to take one more week and share with you several other opportunities.

    If you have not read the latest issue of Baptists on Missions I encourage you to do so.

    In this publication you will find information and personal testimonies about all kinds of different trips.

    For example, our partnership with Hungarian Baptists and the New Life Gypsy Church in Munkacs, Ukraine. Volunteers from North Carolina are helping renovate a building for this gypsy congregation and are leading Vacation Bible School with gypsy children. These gypsies are among the poorest people in the country and need our help to meet even the most basic needs.

    In July, teenagers from across the state will travel to Honduras to participate in Deep Impact. Deep Impact is a weeklong, hands-on missions experience being done in locations stateside and internationally. Teenagers in Honduras will help with construction projects, Vacation Bible School, medical clinics, distribution of hygiene kits and sports ministry.

    We have a partnership in Honduras and Mike and Ginger Greene are our on-site coordinators.

    If your church members come to Honduras the Greenes will help make sure you have what you need to do your ministry among the Honduran people.

    Your Baptist State Convention staff is involved with partnerships in Ukraine and Honduras, and they can tell you stories of how God used a mission trip to change their lives.

    One staff member and her husband joined a Ukraine team last year and this month they will lead a team to Ukraine. Their daughter is also joining them this summer.

    Others on our staff have traveled to places such as Cuba, Armenia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

    Sometimes they share with us during a staff chapel time about their trip and it always amazes me to hear how God transforms their hearts.

    They come back with even more of a burden to see people from all nations come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

    I believe the reason why they experience such a change is because they see firsthand how desperately people need the gospel — and how so many people have never had even one opportunity to hear the gospel.

    It’s not too late for your church to visit www.ncmissions.org and sign up to go on a summer mission trip with one of our partnerships.

    If you go, you’ll never be the same again. 

    “O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.” Psalm 117:1
    6/1/2010 7:31:00 AM by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC Executive Director-Treasurer | with 0 comments

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