Mid-South update – August 4th, 2021

Dr. Mitch Martin

Executive Director of Missions

We have some exciting events coming up all designed to bless the churches of the Mid-South! On September 13th we have Dr Hayes Wicker coming as our Focus Church speaker. For 27 years Wicker served the First Baptist Church of Naples Florida. The congregation has more than 3,000 in weekend worship. They have had many famous people in their fellowship including the late Nixon-advisor Charles Colson. After his recent retirement, Dr. Wicker had a covid-related near-death experience. As a result, Dr Wicker now has an enhanced prayer life! He is anxious to share and challenge us to go deeper in our prayer lives. Do not miss what he has to say.

Also, in September will be our C2M mission conference. On Sunday night September 26, we will gather at Trinity Baptist Church in Cordova. There will be breakout sessions at 4:00 and 5:00. Then at 6:00 pm there will be a free meal and inspiring mission messages from Wade Akins and Shun Abram. Dr. Akins will amaze you with stories of evangelism and church planting from around the world. Then Shun Abram will update you on the new Send Relief Ministry Center in Memphis. We are grateful for all the churches who give to local missions through the Mid-South Baptist Association. Because we do not receive Cooperative Program monies, your church contributions are vital. Thank you so much.

Finally, do not miss the Small Group Conference this month at Faith Baptist Church of Arlington. There will never be a substitute for Christians gathering around an open Bible. Bring your people. See you there.

God is doing great things and it is fun to watch our churches bloom like the crepe myrtles of summer. I love you.