Central Association of KY Baptists
Sun, Jan 26, 2020
JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER
Director of Missions Notes
Dear Friends in Christ,
Here we are closing out another year and on the verge of beginning a new year. What is on your mind? For me it is getting ready to celebrate Christmas and preparing for what God has instore for this next year.
Christmas time is so special. Not only is it a time to get together with our families, but for us as Christians it is a time of celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. For the church it is the season of giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. Some people today do not understand what this offering entails and just how important it is. Let me share with you on a personal note.
This past summer some of our friends from Eswatini Africa came to visit the United States. Three of them came to our association and visited during our block party in Springfield. They were able to do this because of a love relationship with God. This relationship began years ago when a young man surrendered to God and said he would serve Him as a missionary. That young man was Wayne Myers.
Wayne and Barbara Myers served for 22 years in Eswatini (Swaziland) until they had to come home because of the lack of funding through the International Mission Board. While they served there eight churches were established and many people came to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. There is still much work to be done in this area of Africa. Because of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering you made it possible for these missionaries to lead hundred’s to Jesus Christ. Their ministry continues today through these churches and pastors.
The Devil is very much at work in Eswatini trying to confuse and lead people astray. Eswatini is one of the largest areas infected by AIDS. Witch doctors tell the men their cure for this disease is to have a sexual relationship with a virgin; often this will involve children. The disease just keeps growing. On top of all of this false doctrine is brought into this country through other religions claiming to be Christian.
There is much work that needs to be done in these countries around the world. Through your giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering this can be possible. In a time when people are cutting their budgets for a lot of reasons please don’t short change your giving to Lottie Moon. Wayne and Barbara Myers are so appreciative of your sending them to Africa. Please help to keep their work alive and well. Lives depend upon it.
From Betty and I at the Central Baptist Association Office we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May your new year truly be filled with God’s wonderful love and salvation. We also want to say thank you to all the missionaries who serve the Lord. Because of your surrendered commitment to the Lord, Jesus Christ the great commission is being fulfilled.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
Sincerely in Christ,
Bro. Jay Hatfield
January 12th - Central Baptist Association Ex. Board Meeting 2:30 PM at Central Baptist Church in Lebanon
January 18th - Reclaiming Inactive Church Members Training 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Willisburg Baptist Church
January 19th - Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
January 25th - Pastors Breakfast 8:00 AM at Stacy Ann's Restaurant in Lebanon special guest: Terry Frazier from Sunrise Children's Services
February 15th - Children's Ministry Day - Time and Place to be Determined
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:
Rev. Jerry Goss
Rev. Terry McIlvoy
Rev. Aaron Sherrell
Rev. Kyle Franklin
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO:
Bethlehem Baptist - Rev.Kyle Yankey / Music Minister - J.T. & Mary Agee / Youth Ministers - Bobby Joe & Manda Mattingly
Bradfordsville Baptist - Rev. John Simpson / Music Minister-Chery Mattingly / Youth Ministers-Susan Murphy & Melissa Million / Children's Minister-Bonnie D. Smothers
Brush Grove Baptist - Rev. Everett Hood / Music Ministers - Deborah Hood & Crystal Curtsinger / Youth Minister - JoAnne Hood / Children's Minister- Kim Lewis
Central Baptist - Rev. Bill Proctor / Music Minister-Judy McCarty / Children's Minister-Jeannie Proctor
Lebanon Baptist - Dr. David Whitlock / Music Minister- David Johnson / Youth Minister- Whitney Tingle
Mount Freedom Baptist - Rev. Hilary Claypool / Music Minister - Phillip Cox
Mount Olivet Baptist - Rev. Joseph Lumbrix / Music Minister-Maurice P. Wilson
Muldraugh Hill Baptist - Dr. Billy Compton / Music Minister-Lidiane Macedo / Youth Minister-MaKayla Sabo & Caden Wheatley
New Hope Baptist - Rev. Tobe Yankey / Music Minister-Tex Barton
Rockbridge Baptist - Rev. Terry McIlvoy
Springfield Baptist - Rev. Aaron Sherrell / Music Minister - Without / Youth Minister- Barrett Tingle / Children's Minister- Rachel Tingle
Stewart's Creek Baptist - Rev. Dan Durham / Youth Minister- Debbie Burdette
Temple Baptist - Rev. Kyle Franklin / Music Ministers- Troy Kimball / Youth Minister- Jane Kephart
Thompsonville Baptist - Rev. Jerry Goss / Music Minister- Kathy Holderman
Unity Baptist - Rev. Jordan Simpson / Music Minister-Michael Carrier / Children's Minister-Melissa Marple
Willisburg Baptist - Rev. Jay Hatfield / Music Minister- Beaulah Chesser
Woodlawn Baptist - Currently Without a Pastor / Music Minister-Tony Mann
Brookhaven Mission -