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The Mobile Baptist

June - August 2022
Volume 25 Issue 2

MBA Office Closings:
July 4 - Independence Day


Stay informed of news and events within the MBA by clicking here and signing up for the weekly email News Alerts.

International Ministries News and Events

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For more details, forms, and to donate online, click here: mobilebaptists.org/international-ministries-benefit-golf-tournament

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The annual Walk for Bibles and International Ministries (WFBIM) is Saturday, October 15, 2022. As was last year, this year’s 5-kilometer walk will be held at the Medal of Honor Park in West Mobile (Hillcrest Road). It will begin at 7:30 a.m. and be completed by noon.


The annual WFBIM Captain's Training is Thursday, August 25, 2022. Look for more details to come soon.


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Christmas Gifts for Seafarers: The goal to provide Christmas Gifts for at least 80 ships this year! This was the goal last year and we were short a couple ships. We have increased our sponsorship for gifts to $275 per ship. Plan now to become a ship sponsor for 2022. We request you join us in praying for this special opportunity for 2022. Please pray for guidance in your generosity.


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The 2022 International Christmas Celebration is 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.


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Stay up to date with the latest info by liking us on facebook.com/International-Ministries-MBA.

Executive Committee Meeting July 11, 2022

Executive Committee Meeting


Monday, July 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 on the sale of the International Ministries Center building
  • Report on the survival struggles at Camp Whispering Pines
  • 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.

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

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

Disaster Relief Update

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Following storms on March 30, 2022, Mobile Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers had the privilege of helping a local church member with a downed tree. One of our volunteers went to assess the job and ended up finishing the job with the help of a neighbor! That was a huge blessing to an elderly local church member.

Then April 4 that same volunteer was asked to accompany a friend to assess a tarp request. The two men went to assess the job and had the privilege of leading the owner of the home to faith in the Lord!!! God is moving through this ministry and it is exciting! Please pray for this new believer as he has agreed to attend church with one of the men. Also, pray for his wife.

It is my prayer that our churches will become more tuned in to such opportunities and allow us to minister in these situations so the gospel can be proclaimed!

The MBA DR ministry remains on alert for each of these spring storms. We are also preparing for the upcoming hurricane season.

Disaster Relief training was held February 18-19 at Redemption Church in Saraland. Classes offered include: chainsaw, cleanup/recovery, and mass feeding.

Thank you to all the many trained DR volunteers who helped make the training a huge success. Thank you to Redemption Church for hosting this event.

Thirty-three local volunteers were trained 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.

Thanks to all the churches who have supported and provided for the Disaster Relief ministry. We are volunteers, but your donations cover the cost of insurance, travel, and supplies needed to be able to help hurting people and bring them news of Jesus!

Serving you for Him,
Carolyn Battle
Volunteer Disaster Relief Coordinator
disasterrelief@mobilebaptists.org
251-643-3053

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

Check out this 1 minute video about the event!

One Day Camp Video

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Come home to YOUR
Camp Whispering Pines!
(251)866-7868
campwhisperingpines.com
Goal 4.11.22

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.

THANK YOU to all who have given thus far.

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Camp dates

Register for camps at campwhisperingpines.com or call

251-866-7868.

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Pray for the several USA BCM students who will serve as summer missionaries in both the US and internationally.


If you have high school graduates who need help transitioning to college life, let us connect with them and lend a guiding hand.


Rev. Jerrod Brown, Senior Campus Minister, JBrown@alsbom.org

Beth Gardner, Campus Minister, EGardner@alsbom.org
251-344-5904

The Wright Word June - August 2022

Wright Word June-August 2022
Thomas Wright, Associational Missionary
Emphasizing Biblical Prayer, Evangelistic Ministries, Church Development, Church Planting, Partnership Missions




Partnership Still Essential Philippians 1:5
The 1904 World’s Fair first introduced X-rays, an electrical wall plug, a FAX machine and various flying machines and motor cars. One of the best received was the partnership between ice cream and an edible waffle cone. Two separate treats were made better by partnership. Newly popularized electricity was the star. The World’s Fair helped introduce that every community, every city and every state would have to cooperate in order for electric lines to reach every home; creating a “cooperative” revolutionized comfort, safety, health, and communication.

In Philippians 1:4-5 Paul commended the churches in Philippi “because of your partnership from the first day until now” (HCSB). He continued in vs, 6, “I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to the completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” The pandemic has been tough; the MBA has 17 vacant pulpits. Current estimates across the convention indicate vacancy rates at 10-20 percent. Radical autonomy is likewise encouraging people to get off the grid of denominational support. We are in much more danger from the enemy when he convinces us to separate from the support network that is the local church. Local churches are in more danger when separate from local and denominational support.

Big Results Conference June 3-4, 2022 at Highpoint Baptist Church
Save the dates Friday evening June 3 and Saturday morning June 4. Highpoint Baptist Church, Lifeway, and MBA are co-sponsoring the Big Result Conference. Guest speakers will include Ken Weathersby, former VP of Convention advancement for the SBC Executive Committee and Dr. Mark Croston, Lifeway’s National Director for Black Church Ministries. More details following soon.

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Click here to see the April 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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