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MBA NEWS ALERTS:
  • ALCAP ALERT: WEEK 4 OF THE 2021 ALABAMA LEGISLATIVE SESSION (GAMBLING UPDATE)
  • VICTORY HEALTH PARTNERS: HOPE FOR HEALING WITH DREW BREES APRIL 27, 2021
  • INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES NEWS, EVENTS AND SPECIAL NEEDS
  • CAMP WHISPERING PINES NEWS, EVENTS, AND URGENT RELIEF FUND
ALCAP Alert
Week #4 of the 2021 Alabama Legislative Session
GAMBLING

Senate Bill 214 (SB214), sponsored by Sen. Del Marsh, is still waiting to be brought back to the floor of the Alabama Senate. Some have speculated that Marsh’s reason for not bringing it back for debate is because he doesn’t have the number of votes he needs in order to pass it (he needs 21 votes in the Senate). Others speculate that he is continuing to make changes to the bill in order to make it more acceptable to more senators (in other words, he’s “buying” their votes with promised benefits for the various districts represented by the different senators). Whatever the case, we anticipate the bill could come to the senate floor as early as next Tuesday, March 9, 2021. It is still important for everyone to call his/her state senator and ask them to vote NO on SB214. Click here if you know your State Senator's name. Click on their picture and fill out the form to continue with your message. Click here if you do not know the name of your State Senator. Enter your zip-code. You will be directed to a page where you must scroll down to find your State Legislator.

For more information, click on the following links…

Document shared with the Governor’s Gambling Policy Study Committee last summer - Report to the Governor's Gambling Policy Study Committee by Joseph C. Godfrey.

Stop Predatory Gambling

Videos: Gambling, a bad bet for Alabama:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuqF0uXr5wM&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUUcKpQgt3I&feature=youtu.be

Joe Godfrey, Executive Director
email: jgodfrey@alcap.com

ALCAP Contact Information:
2376 Lakeside Drive
Birmingham, AL 35244
205-985-9062
www.alcap.com

International Ministries News, Events and Special Needs

Week of Prayer for Mobile International Ministries March 15 – 21, 2021


In Romans 12:12 we are admonished to “pray without ceasing (HCSB).” it states it this way, “Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.” Because of the importance of prayer for our International Ministries, we have set aside a week to focus on and to emphasize prayer for the needs and opportunities among internationals in the greater Mobile area as well as thousands of seafarers frequenting the Port of Mobile, the 12th largest in the USA.

Please set aside the week of March 15-21 and join us in praying daily for items listed at facebook.com/International-Ministries-MBA.

Click here to see the 2021 video: https://fb.watch/46eA6RrGLe/
Click here to see each day’s prayer needs: https://fb.watch/46emgV7B7f/

You can join us for the Ministers’ Conference on Monday, March 15 at Camp Whispering Pines, as we utilize that time to begin this important week of prayer for Internationals.

Thank you for faithfully praying with us. Our desire is that many will utilize the prayer cards for focused prayer throughout the year.

HISPANIC CHURCH PLANTER

It is always exciting to see the practical ways that the LORD works. He hears and answers our prayers. His answers are tangible and are often accomplished through His Church (the Living Body of Christ)!

A special thank you to the churches who have offered to sponsor a new Hispanic Church. If the LORD continues to lead as He is now, Dr. Ramon Vielza (from Cuba) and his family will join us to lead this new work. We are praying that they will settle in by June 2021. Several churches have already committed to $100 per month for a three-year period. We still need churches to help fund this new church plant for the first three years. Some families have committed to be a part of the new church which will advance the speed at which this church becomes self-determining, self-propagating, and self-supporting.

Prayer, participation, and giving are essential, but there is also another need. The Vielzas need temporary housing for about six months so that they can get to Mobile and look for appropriate housing while beginning a church. If God leads your church or you to help with this need, please call Dr. Thomas Wright at 251-661-7111 or Gerald at 251-378-1116.

9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT
SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2021


The 9th Annual International Ministries Benefit Golf Tournament will be at TimberCreek Golf Club (9650 TimberCreek Boulevard, Daphne) on Saturday, June 26, 2021. In spite of the ravages of Covid, we were able to hold last year’s tournament. The LORD greatly blessed last year’s tournament with a great turn out. We want this year to be even bigger. It is not too early to put together one or more teams to enter this tournament. We also depend on tournament sponsors and/or hole sponsors to help us raise funds for International Ministries’ three areas of emphasis: International Churches, the International Language School, and Ministry to Seafarers.

We are grateful to Rev. Art Burroughs (251-232-5070) and Rev. James Mercer (251-423-0772) for organizing and leading this important benefit.

Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Location: TimberCreek Golf Club, 9650 TimberCreek Boulevard, Daphne
Pre-registration through the Mobile Baptist Association
Onsite registration: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. day of the event
Putting Contest: 8:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 9:00 a.m.
Lunch and prizes: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In addition to organizing Golf Teams (4 people teams), we asks Churches, Sunday Schools, and Small Group to please encourage private businesses and social groups that you know, are involved in, and or have contact with to consider becoming sponsors.

  • Putting Hole Sponsor - $100
  • Hole Sponsor - $100
  • Bronze Tournament Sponsor - $300
  • Silver Tournament Sponsor - $500
  • Gold Tournament Sponsor - $1,000
  • Platinum Tournament Sponsor - $1,500
For additional information, please feel free to contact Art at 251-232-5070, James at 251-423-0772, or Gerald Burch at 251-378-1116.

Special Need and Building for Lease

Lawn Care Needed
This past 2020 year, we were blessed to have several churches cut and trim the 5 acre yard at the IMC free of charge. Already this year, the grass growing season has begun. At a bare minimum, we need volunteers who can cut and trim every three weeks. If you can help and/or know someone that can help, please contact Gerald Burch, at 251-661-7111 or at gburch@mobilebaptists.org. If we cannot get volunteers, we appreciate an estimate for cutting and trimming.

International Ministries Center/facility for Lease
The IMC has been for sale for several years. During this last calendar year, we had buyers make legitimate offers only to have them cancel due to failure by the Mobile City District Commissioner to grant the necessary zoning changes. We are interested in leasing it to a church or Non-Profit until we can get approval for a sale. Interested parties should contact Gerald Burch, at 251-661-7111 or at gburch@mobilebaptists.org.

Victory Health Partners: Hope for Healing with Drew Brees April 27, 2021

Fore details visit: victoryhealth.org/hope-for-healing

CWP
Come home to YOUR
Camp Whispering Pines!
(251)866-7868
campwhisperingpines.com

Camp Whispering Pines is available for all your groups, small and large. Contact us today at 251-866-7868.

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Summer 2021 Camps Open to ALL

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HOOPLA DAY CAMP

June 14-18

for students who have completed Grades K-5th
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Summer Camps info

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Seeking Full-Time Camp Director

Camp Whispering Pines, a 265 bed ministry of Mobile Baptist Association in Citronelle, AL is accepting resumes for Camp Director. Seeking a gifted administrator who is committed to evangelistic ministry, preferably with SBC seminary degree and minimum three years camp management experience. Visit campwhisperingpines.com for job description, candidate requirements and additional information. Email resumes before April 30, 2021 to mrbedford@bellsouth.net.
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This Camp Relief Fund is essential for the camp to survive. CWP will run out of money next month. If your church has not yet partcipated in the Covid related Relief Fund, please do so now.

THANK YOU to all who have given thus far.


Please click here to download a letter about the finances at CWP. If you have any problems or questions about the letter contact me at 866-7868.
Sincerely,
Dino Danzey, Interim Director

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Your Help is Needed

Camp Whispering Pines needs volunteers to help with lawn care, cleaning and maintenance.
CWP is also in need of someone who can donate the fixing of the walk in freezer.
CWP is located at 7740 Union Street, Citronelle, 36522. Please call Beverly at 251-866-7868.
Register here: https://mobilebaptists.org/register-for-training-opportunities/
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