Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Saturday, December 14, 2019

Evangelism & Missions

Ministry Coordinator                                                                 

Pastor B .J. McAlplin
FBC La Plata
P. O. Box 88, La Plata, MO 63549
Phone:  660-332-4552
Email:  laplatafbc@gmail.com
 

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions in December

The average cost to support a career missionary on the field is $61,930 a year.  The 2019 goal is to raise $165 million. 
Free promotional materials are available through the Missouri Baptist website.  The IMB also offers a variety of resources including links to videos.
 

Association Churches Urged to Give Used Literature to Love Packages

Love Packages is a ministry in Butler, IL which collects Christian literature and ships it to English-speaking countries around the world.  In 2018 they shipped 1,592 tons (3,184,000 pounds) of literature to countries like the Philippines, South Africa, and Ghana.  It is estimated that every piece of literature on the mission field will have an average of 20 reads.  We can help by collecting our used Sunday School literature, magazines, books (non-fiction), Bibles, tracts, devotionals, etc.  Giving Hope Ministries in Kirksville will come to your church and collect the materials that you collect.  Call 660-216-4183 for pickup.  This won't cost you anything and is a great way to recycle materials for the Kingdom!  You can learn more about Love Packages at https://lovepackages.org/  
 

Missions Offerings through the year

Three offerings are taken among the churches throughout the year to support missions.
 
Missouri Missions Offering (Rheubin L. South)
In September
 
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
For North American missions In March
 
For international missions In December
 
 

2019 Report 

 

Thousand Hills Baptist Association was busy throughout the year preparing for summer mission projects. Representatives from our association served in Alaska, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. 

While in Wisconsin, Bro. Richard served local pastors in the Madison area. His visit was a culmination of mentoring and coaching that he had provided to these pastors in 2019. Bro. Richard has asked that we pray for pastor Tekeste Beherones and his wife as the work through her joining him her in the U.S.

 Jeff Harlan, pastor of Harford Baptist Church, returned to Alaska with a team from three THBA churches. He reported that their efforts in Alaska were abundantly blessed this year as 4 people came to faith in Jesus Christ. Pastor Jeff is already planning to return next year. Please contact him if you are interested in serving in Alaska.

We also had a team from THBA serve Beacon of Hope Church in Grand Island, NE. This team of 9—4 adults and 5 youth—delivered the Jesus film and gospel tract to over 4,000 homes in Grand Island. Bill Rowland, pastor of Beacon of Hope, reported that 10 people who received the Jesus film came to church the following Sunday!

Once again Larry Gibson led a team to serve in the evangelism tent at the State Fair. He fielded a team of 9 participants this year. We are grateful for Pastor Larry’s commitment to lead our THBA evangelism efforts at the State Fair. There were 40 people saved during the State Fair.

 Certainly Alaska, Nebraska, Wisconsin and the State Fair were not the only places our churches served in 2019. May we continue to cooperate together as we strive to lead men, women, and children out of darkness and into Light!

God Bless You
Chance Glenn, Coordinator