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The Mobile Baptist

March - May 2022
Volume 25 Issue 1

MBA Office Closings:
May 30 - Memorial Day


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International Ministries News and Events

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Week of Prayer for International Ministries in Mobile

March 13-19, 2022

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 time the week of March 13-19 and join us in praying daily for items listed below.

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

Like us on facebook.com/International-Ministries-MBA to see the daily prayer needs. You may also find them at im.mobilebaptists.org.
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Sign Up to Mow the Lawn - International Ministries Needs Your Help to Keep the Lawn Mowed at the IMC (605 Texas Place)


Your help is needed. Please use the following link to sign up for mowing the property at 605 Texas Place. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8889C9H. You may also contact Gerald Burch at gburch@mobilebaptists.org or 251-661-7111.

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Upcoming 2022 Events
You Don't Want to Miss:

Please join us in prayer and preparation for the 10th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the TimberCreek Golf Club in Daphne. Perhaps the LORD will lead you, your company, and/or your church to become sponsors this year.

The annual Walk For Bibles and International Ministries (WFBIM), which supplements the IM income, is planned for Saturday, October 15, 2022. The 5K walk will be at the Medal of Honor Park in West Mobile. It will begin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude noon.

The International Christmas Celebration (ICC) for 2021 was a real blessing. We look forward to having the 2022 ICC on Saturday, December 3. Moffett Road Baptist Church has again extended an invitation to host the event. Begin even now to pray about your involvement in this important outreach into the International community in Mobile County.

Although we missed our goal of Christmas gifts for 80 ships in 2021 by just one ship, the goal for this year will be at least 80 ships. At $275 per ship, plan now to become a ship’s sponsor for 2022. With inflation, we expect the costs to increase, but we request you join us in praying for this special opportunity for 2022.

Executive Committee Meeting April 11, 2022

Executive Committee Meeting


Monday, April 11, 2022


11:30 a.m.

Government Street Baptist Church


A meal will be available for $5 p/person.

Every MBA church member is welcome. Every senior pastor is a member of the Executive Committee. Join us to help communicate why churches support Associational Missions.
  • Future Focus Committee update
  • Reports from the ministry areas
***Our Executive Committee has overall responsibility for the directions, strategy, and processes of the MBA. It is composed of the general officers of the Association, the Executive Officer of each of the several Associational programs, the Chair of each standing committee, the pastors of the churches, and one lay member of each church in the Association having a membership of up to and including 1,000, and one additional member for each additional 1,000 members or fraction thereof, providing that no church shall have more than a total of four members.

Church Development Training Opportunities and Events

Click here to register for a training event.

Associational Bible Drill

Thursday, April 7, 2022

5:00 p.m.
First Baptist Tillman's Corner

Flight times will be assigned upon pre-registration.

Bible Drill leaders please pre-register your drillers by contacting the MBA office at kjones@moiblebaptists.org, or 251-661-7111.

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Disaster Relief Update

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Thank you to all the many trained DR volunteers who helped make the recent training a huge success. Thank you to Redemption Church for hosting this event.
Thirty-three volunteers were trained at this event and that brings the total current/active volunteers in Mobile County to 116. Twenty-nine MBA churches are represented.

Thanks again to everyone who helped and to those who were newly trained.

Secretaries/Ministry Assistants Luncheon May 12, 2022

Register here: https://mobilebaptists.org/register-for-training-opportunities/

WMU Willie Mae Lyon Scholarship

The Associational WMU is receiving applications for the Willie Mae Lyon Scholarship to the University of Mobile (UM). They will award several scholarships of $500 or more for the 2022-23 school year.

The Scholarship will be awarded to a Baptist woman entering UM as a full-time freshman. She must be a member in good standing of a Mobile County Baptist Church in the Mobile Baptist Association. Selection will be made on the basis of scholastic achievement, financial need, and mission & community involvement.

Click here for the scholarship information and application

The deadline for submission is April 20, 2022.

WMU/Women's Ministry Annual Celebration April 28, 2022

Children's One Day Mission Camp July 13 and 14, 2022

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

CWP is Looking for Summer Staff

If you have a heart for missions and would like to serve at Camp Whispering Pines, this summer, please visit

https://www.campwhisperingpines.com/summer-staff-application and fill out an application. You must be 16 and prepared to live on campus over the summer. We can't wait to see who God brings our way. Apply by March 31.

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Goad 2.3.2022

This Camp Relief Fund is essential for the camp to survive. If your church has not yet participated in the Covid related Relief Fund, please do so now. Covid related cancellations continue to impact income and there are $10,000 more in expenses than income for February.

THANK YOU to all who have given thus far.

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2022 Youth and Children’s Camps

HOOPLA DAY CAMP - June 6-10
For those who have completed grades K-5th

Early bird price only $99 by March 31
Includes lunch, snack and all activities
price after March 31 is $109, deadline to register is May 6



MOMENTUM - June 27-30

for those who have completed grades 1st-5th
Early bird rate is $140 per camper
($50 deposit due by March 31)
$150 after March 31
deadline to register with $50 deposit per person is May 27



VERiTAS - July 18-22

for students who have completed grades 6th-12th
Early bird price is $199 by March 31
price after March 31 is $209
Deadline to register, with a $50 deposit is Junes 18


Register for camps at campwhisperingpines.com or call

251-866-7868.

The Wright Word March - May 2022

Wright Word March-May 2022

Thomas Wright, Associational Missionary
Emphasizing Biblical Prayer, Evangelistic Ministries, Church Development, Church Planting, Partnership Missions


New Challenges, New Opportunities in 2022
Many of us sense that time is passing more quickly. It was authenticated when the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three scientists for discovering the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

Time and space are accelerating toward the second coming of Jesus as described throughout biblical truth. 2022 brings additional challenges and opportunities to know Christ and make him known.

The Pandemic has impacted attendance and activity. Some research indicates about 1/3 of church members have become more engaged in church. This is why our finances did not collapse. Another 1/3 are just hanging on and 1/3 have become unengaged in church. The commitment to corporate worship and discipleship needs to be renewed (Heb. 10:25). Salvation in and through Jesus confirms there is nothing more important in the investment of our time, talent and funds. The challenge is to invest in eternity through a renewed focus on activity that impacts eternity. Eternity is coming for all of us more quickly than we think.

EMERGENCY Camp Whispering Pines (CWP) Relief Fund to Offset Crippling Pandemic Losses
Thank you to the churches and individuals that helped raise $60,704 thus far to keep CWP open. Please pass the word to individuals who have been blessed by CWP and want to see the ministry continue. There were 32 decisions in just one week during last summer.

Please help encourage the other 90 MBA churches who have not yet responded. The goal of $120,000 is needed to provide for ministry expenses. We currently anticipate enough funding to remain open until the end of March.

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Take It Back Musical Event April 12, 2022

Click here to see the January 2022 Receipts Report

Please review the year to date receipts report. Our ministries thrive through the sacrificial support of so many churches. Many church members are surprised to learn their church provides no, or minimal support, to the Cooperative Program nor the MBA.

Click here for the Calendar of Events

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