The Victory of Faith A Bravehearted Thot – Part 3 of 3

Many of us view faith sort of like our Ford pickup’s license plates. Every year it is necessary to invest a little into our vehicle’s plates in order to keep that baby on the road. We pay the renewal fee, stick the fresh stickers over the old ones, wipe the work off our hands in satisfaction, and call it good.

But, when we approach faith in Jesus Christ as an annual renewal, we may share in a legally right relationship with the Living God, but not a morally and relationally living relationship with Him.

We may believe in a general sense that He died for us, but we lose the personal expectation that the work He did 2,000 years ago is powerfully usable and ready to be employed in our lives this very day. And, as a result, we live spiritually lackluster, defeated lives.

As opposed the to license plate mentality, I would argue that faith is more like the human digestive system. To stay strong, it demands food, and daily – multiple times. And if you do NOT daily labor to eat of the Truth of God’s Word, your faith fades and grows weak. Faith, to be real living faith must be exercised, it must be fostered, nurtured, and cared for. A victorious faith, is a faith that is tended to with great intentionality.

If you were an Olympic athlete, you would train hours each and every day and try hard to avoid losing your training rhythm and your fitness tone. You would whip your body into shape and discipline your life, your daily schedule, your diet, and your relational pursuits around a greater purpose. The same is true if you desire to become a real spiritual athlete. A victorious faith is one that is not found on accident. It’s cultivated with the same intensity that Jacob showed when he grabbed ahold of God in the night and refused to let go.

Let’s grab a hold of the Promiser! He will NOT fail us!

The Action of Faith A Bravehearted Thot – Part 2 of 3

Once i preach I tend to be a “shouter. very well I never can be a loud-mouth, let exclusively a loud-mouth preacher. This just kind of happened. That happened when I produced my life, my body, my reputation to Erlöser Christ and said, “You can do with me at night whatever You see fit! inch

I guess, He noticed fit to make myself a “shouter. ” Mainly because, He stuck such a volcanic passion inside my spirit man, that when I authoritatively speak the Word of Truth, the amount of my voice grows without me even being cognizant of the simple fact.

Therefore, I’m a shouter, whether I like it or not. But, a lot of men and women don’t know that I don’t have one to shout at me. I shout at everyone, but there isn’t very anyone that shouts to my soul and telephone calls me to the goce of Christ-living. As a result, I shout at myself. As well as the message in this particular video is one of the most typical sermons that I preach (vigorously shout) to my own soul.

I guess that is why this particular video is so treasured in my experience. It’s almost like it is my own personal sermon-to-self, but now fully backed with an epic, white-forked lightning audio score. Now, all I actually need to do is press “play” on this puppy and I have someone to shout this message to me with the passion of a Niagaran waterfall.

HE IS CERTAINLY sooo good!

Eric Ludy – The Anatomy of Faith – (Thunder-Fisted Faith Trilogy)

I actually is so taken with Steve Rosen’s musical background to these three videos about faith. And, this former is one of my all-time favorite backdrop scores.

One of the fun things about being in my position with the media team that produces these videos is that I had been able to listen to all 3 of the videos on hope all-in-one sitting. As of today, you don’t yet have that luxury (since only part one has been released). But, when the other and 3 rd part have arrived (which will by Friday of this week), I encourage you to go for a long walk or stroll and simply listen to the trilogy all-in-one long-listen. Seriously!

If this is the things i was seeking today, I’m guessing it just may be an elixir for your heart and soul as well!

Here’s to the God that are unable to lie and will not change!

Free eBook from Voice of the Martyrs Founder Richard Wurmbrand who was imprisoned in Communist Romania for 14 yrs

Free eBook from Voice of the Martyrs Founder Richard Wurmbrand was imprisoned in Communist Romania for 14 yr for his faith in Christ. #persecutedfamily

One Man Who Dared to Stand Up

Months of solitary confinement, years of periodic physical torture, constant suffering from hunger and cold, the anguish of brainwashing and mental cruelty–these are the experiences of a Romanian pastor during his 14 years in Communist prisons.

His crime, like that of thousands of others, was his fervant belief in Jesus Christ and his public witness concerning that faith.

Meeting in homes, in basements, and in woods–sometimes daring to preach in public on street corners–these faithful souls persisted in their Christian witness knowing full well the ultimate cost of their actions.

This is their story–a classic account of courage, tenacious faith, and unbelievable endurance. This history of the Underground Church reflects the continuing struggle in many parts of the world today.

 

 

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Asking God To Do It Again In DC

Dear Pastor,

 

Thank you so much for your pastoral leadership in our Nation’s Capital Region. What you are already doing here, is no less important than the Apostle Paul’s burden to testify before Caesar in center of power in his day.  Though we may not face the sacrifices Paul did when he was accused of turning the world upside down, we can’t underestimate what God can do when we empower those in our ministries to do friendship discipleship to these new souls in our city.

Other busy pastors of significant churches, like you have found it helpful to appoint a civic outreach coordinator. May the Lord so bless your ministry with His divine creativity during this transition time to invite these new staffers into your church and experience the joy of 1 Tim 2: 1-4:

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

We are so praying that the Lord would continue to guide you, as we each ask the Lord how we can do our part to “make the most of every opportunity” Ephesians 5:16b before the new staffers get sucked into the pay-to-play corruption.  As Nehemiah experienced, when each one both prays and reaches out to our community, we can see here, what I have seen God do in Houston, TX,  Springfield, MO, and many other cities. Beyond the God Is Not Dead 2 Movie which mentions our work when Houston pastors’ sermons were subpoenaed, here are a few local resources that may assist your outreach coordinator in reaching these new staffers for Christ.

AlabasterHouse.org (Training on friendship evangelism at work)

JeffersonGathering.com (Bible studies focused on Officials & Staff)

ChristianEmbassy.com (Helping Staffers ask Christ how to do their job)

Acpr.org (Bible studies focused on government staff)

DavidsTentDC.org (Worship 24/7 Near the White House)

Blessings,

MD Sias

757-559-1563 | BlessingsBeyondBoundaries.com

11 Great Bible Channels for Kids on YouTube

11 Awesome Bible Channels for Kids on YouTube

There are several inappropriate YouTube channels that kids can view with simply a click of a button. Since they are at the age where they imitate what they see and are incredibly important, it is important to let your young children watch age-appropriate channels and videos.

One way to ensure your child is able to learn as well as appreciate the Christian faith is to expose them to Twitter channels that are targeted on Bible stories and lessons they can learn during Sunday School.

This is very rare to find child-friendly channels on YouTube a smaller amount Christian-centric programs. If you are parent or guardian who is concerned about what your child is watching and listening to advice from the internet, or a mom or dad who desires to encourage healthy hope and belief in Christianity at a young era here are the best YouTube channels to see:

#1:  Channel: The Beginners Bible

full of educational lessons

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA

Description: The most famous and most talked-about Bible stories that are full of educational lessons are brought to life in cartoons in this YouTube channel. By using this format, it makes the stories easy to understand while keeping kids interested as they are learning more about their faith and the stories of Christianity.

Life lessons from the Bible’s most influential stories can now we watched with just a click of a button in YouTube that both you and your child will surely enjoy.

The Beginners Bible YouTube channel has a long list of Bible stories in cartoon version, with episodes ranging from a quick 5 minute short story to a 1 hour full length feature. The channel is also currently active so you and your child can look forward for more Bible stories in the future!

How Many Videos: 41 Videos

Upload Frequency: 1 Video per week

Average Running Time: 5 minute to 2 hour videos

Will Help Your Kid Learn About: The basics of the most popular Bible stories.

Perfect For: Introducing your child to Bible stories and sparking interest in learning more about the holy book.

#2:  Channel: The Holy Tales: Bible

Description: The Holy Tales: Bible YouTube channel is another Bible-centric channel that is perfect for young Christians to learn more about their faith and the amazing stories of the Bible. With the help of Gran Old Holy, an old and wise narrator of the stories, your kids will be transported to the world where these stories happened.

 channel is another Bible-centric channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHolyTales

Kids will be able to learn and see how important events like Creation, The Flood, The Life of Jesus Christ unfolded in amazing and creative cartoon animation. The Bible videos for kids on this channel are the perfect mix of faith, education, and of course entertainment.

Your kids will be able to travel back in time with the rest of Gran Old Holy’s gang as they see the different Bible stories come to life right in front of their eyes.

How Many Videos: 312 Videos

Upload Frequency: 2 – 3 videos every 3 months

Average Running Time: 10 – 40 minute videos

Will Help Your Kid Learn About: The different Bible stories and the moral lessons in the end.

Perfect For: Familiarizing and being able to tell apart stories from the Old and New Testaments.

#3:  Channel: Veggie Tales Official

Description: Nothing beats the Veggie Tales gang when it comes to faith-based cartoons. They are the original band of healthy vegetables that help guide children into appreciating and loving their Christian faith.

loveable characters don’t just settle for showing scenes from the Bible

https://www.youtube.com/user/BigIdeaInc

The short cartoons with animated and talking vegetables reenact scenes from famous Bible stories, sometimes giving them an added funny story line to keep younger audiences entertained throughout the video.

The loveable characters don’t just settle for showing scenes from the Bible, they also sing to encourage kids to remember what they have learned from watching the videos. The Veggie Tales Official chennel is one of the pioneers of faith-based and Christian-centric animation catering especially to young children.

It is no surprise that they have continued to teach and guide kids until today because the Veggie Tales gang are just that fun, awesome, and educational!

How Many Videos: 206 Videos

Upload Frequency: 2 Videos per month

Average Running Time: 30 second to 3 minute videos

Will Help Your Kid Learn About: Faith-based values that are important to everyday life like forgiveness, kindness, honesty, etc.

Perfect For: Instilling the importance of practical and daily applications of what they learn from the Bible and its stories.

#4:  Channel: What’s In The Bible?

Description: From the creator of VeggieTales comes this new sneak-peak into his latest project called “What’s in The Bible?”. The YouTube channel has been created to cater to young kids and families who are starting their journey into exploring the Christian faith.

has many compelling stories

https://www.youtube.com/user/whatsinthebible

The Bible is a fantastic source of faith and has many compelling stories, but it is also easy to get lost in all of the different stories being told. There is no shame in asking questions and that is exactly what this Christian YouTube channel is for.

The uploaded videos are short and make the stories in the Bible easy to understand, especially for the younger kids. It is a great resource for parents and teachers with younger kids who are in need of guidance and help when it comes to understanding the Bible.

Remember, questions are always welcomed and a journey begins with the flip of a Bible’s page. You just have to send in your questions to the channel through their email.

How Many Videos: 257 Videos

Upload Frequency: 3 Videos every 4 months

Average Running Time: 30 second to 2 minute videos

Will Help Your Kid Learn About: Basics about the Bible and getting to know more about the Bible.

Perfect For: Curious Christians with questions about the Bible and its stories.

#5:  Channel: The Anima Series

Description: The Anima Series YouTube channel is hosted by Jon Jorgeson whose mission in life is to inspire others to believe in their faith and the Christian teachings.

 the Christian teachings

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAnimaSeries

He is a young man who loves to tell stories that capture the interest of teens and young adults, especially those who are looking for meaning in their lives. For those “kids” who feel like they have lost their way and need to find their way back to faith, this is the YouTube channel that will guide you back into appreciating the Christian faith and worship.

Get your children inspired and start living their lives again by watching the videos on this channel. Jon of The Anima Series on YouTube will be there to help your child along the way.

How Many Videos: 231 Videos

Upload Frequency: 1 video every other day

Average Running Time: 3 minute to 1 hour videos

Will Help Your Kid Learn About: The importance of Christianity and having a strong sense of faith and belief.

Perfect For: Older kids and young adults who are still searching for the meaning of faith and want to be inspired to take on the world from a newer and brighter perspective.

#6:  Channel: Bible Stories for Kids

Description: The Bible story videos for kids in this YouTube channel focuses on the different characters found in the Old Testament of the Bible.

the characters are animated

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2T2bnvPVOWHJYQt1gN7KAg

Where most channels and videos found on YouTube focuses on the entire story, this channel highlights and gives importance to the little things these characters has to go through Bible.

Stories for Kids is an in-depth story telling experience which kids will enjoy because the characters are animated and parents will love because everything is age-appropriate and encourages a healthy relationship with their child’s Christian faith.

Learning lessons and understanding the stories and characters of the Bible just became easier with the help of this YouTube channel.

How Many Videos: 23 Videos

Upload Frequency: 5 videos per month

Average Running Time: 22 to 30 minute videos

Will Help Your Kid Learn About: The stories of the different characters in the Old Testament of the Bible.

Perfect For: Getting familiar with the Bible characters and the details of their stories.

#7:  Channel: Christian Mother

Description: The passion for encouraging young children to learn more about the Christian faith and her love for her children has inspired this mother to create a YouTube channel that is 100% child-friendly.

centered around the stories from both the Old and New Testament

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpI_gptYTuWajLrS011HWvQ

The videos in this Christian channel are centered around the stories from both the Old and New Testament of the Bible. They are a great teaching tool to use for young children who are being raised in a Christian household because the animation is easy to understand and keeps them entertained while they are learning lessons from the Bible stories.

Parents and kids will enjoy the videos uploaded by Christian Mother because they are all Christian parent approved!

How Many Videos: 32 Videos

Upload Frequency: 5 – 6 videos per year

Average Running Time: 5 to 25 minute videos

Will Help Your Kid Learn About: The different stories and lessons taken from the tales of both the New and Old Testament of the Bible.

Perfect For: Getting familiar with the story of Jesus and the importance of the stories from the Old Testament.

#8:  Channel: That Christian Channel

Description: Everything there is to learn and enjoy about the Christian faith can be found in this YouTube channel. By using different forms of entertainment like song and music, storytelling, movies, and puppets That Christian Channel is a hit with parents and children all across the globe.

focus on learning more about the Christian faith

https://www.youtube.com/user/ChristianMoviesUK

Their Christian-centric theme and central focus on learning more about the Christian faith in a fun and enjoyable way has made the YouTube channel very popular. Kids get to learn details about different Bible chapters in the Bible lesson segments and they can also choose to watch movies about the stories from the Bible.

Either way, kids get to become familiar with the Bible while they also get to appreciate the joys of their faith at the same time.

How Many Videos: 126 Videos

Upload Frequency: 2 – 3 videos per month

Average Running Time: 1 – 11 minute videos

Will Help Your Kid Learn About:Detailed discussion about the different chapters of the Bible’s New Testament.

Perfect For: In-depth Bible study lessons for kids, young adults, and even parents.

#9:  Channel: Rose Paul

Description: Rose Paul is not your typical channel for Bible videos for kids. The videos uploaded range from your usual animated Bible stories to other stories that are still related to the Christian faith, but may not be from the Bible.

great for the whole family to watch

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Be warned that not all of the videos are in English, some are in another language and parents may need to see the videos first before letting their kids watch. For those that are titled appropriately, like the Bible stories are great for the whole family to watch.

It may not be your typical YouTube channel for all things Christian, but the Bible stories uploaded are still great to view if you want your young children to embrace the stories form an early age.

How Many Videos: 562 Videos

Upload Frequency: 15 – 20 videos per month

Average Running Time: 2 minute to 1 hour videos

Will Help Your Kid Learn About: Life lessons and everyday morals taken from Bible stories.

Perfect For: Learning more than your usual Bible stories and Christian faith. If you want to know where to go after Bible stories, this is the channel.

#10:  Channel: Biblestudiesforlife

Description: A YouTube channel that’s not only for kids, but for the whole family is Biblestudiesforlife. It is a channel that features everyday lives of ordinary people and how they have been affected by the Bible and its teachings.

great source of inspiration for families

https://www.youtube.com/user/Biblestudiesforlife

The channel is a great source of inspiration for families who want to bond using the teachings from Bible study.

Although the channel may not cater exclusively for children seeing as the lessons are a little advanced for their age, but parents can certainly look to this collection of videos to make their faith stronger and bring their whole family closer together.

How Many Videos: 83 Videos

Upload Frequency: 2 videos every other month

Average Running Time: 1 – 5 minute videos

Will Help Your Kid Learn About: Everyday use for lessons learned from Bible studies and the importance of having a Christian-centric household.

Perfect For: Teaching kids and the whole familythe importance and the value of Bible studies in practical and daily life.

#11: Channel: Listener Kids

Description: Songs are a great way to engage little kids when it comes to teaching them lessons. There are many popular songs on the radio and on YouTube that aren’t very age appropriate nor do they have anything to do with faith and Christianity.

 teaching them lessons

https://www.youtube.com/user/listenerkids

If you are a concerned parent who wants their child to learn more about their faith while at the same time encouraging their love for music this YouTube channel is a great choice.

They may not have a lot of uploaded videos, but the fun and creative Christian songs coupled with cute animation makes these set of videos a great teaching and learning tool to have.

How Many Videos: 17 Videos

Upload Frequency: 1 video every 3 – 4 months

Average Running Time: 2 – 5 minute videos

Will Help Your Kid Learn About:Wholesome and Christian songs.

Perfect For: Singing along while learning the different values every Christian should practice.

Learning More About the Christian Faith Through YouTube

It’s hard to monitor everything your child watches when they are on the internet, but it’s not impossible. If you want to encourage them to love their faith and strengthen their faith, these YouTube channels are a good way to start.

The foundation of every good Christian home is an attentive and loving parent. With the Bible story videos for kids found in these channels, raising them with a strong sense of faith and teaching them important lessons in life just got easier with the help of these useful videos.

Encourage your children to learn more about Christianity and the Bible from an early age, let them explore the wonderful world of Bible stories and studies through YouTube.

Churches Lead in Transforming Communities

Base on article  Erin Roach,

Steve Meador experienced “a sadness, a heartbreak… soul-searching, a moment of prayer and fasting” when he learned about a woman who no-one to help her after an apartment fire.

6 Stones ministry volunteers gather before moving out to revitalize 50-plus homes in six urban centers around Dallas-Fort Worth area last October. 6 Stones now encompasses 60 church buildings intent on sharing the Gospel through initiatives to transform their communities in partnership with the open public, business and nonprofit groups.

The church Meador leads, First Baptist in Euless, Texas, was emerging from vast amounts in debt and was centered on missions undertakings worldwide. Although church experienced begun exploring what they could do to help their local community, reports of an apartment flames at a complex plus the church campus was the last straw.

“It became apparent that individuals really needed to pay more awareness of our Jerusalem, inch Scott Sheppard told Baptist Press (BP), in guide to a biblical term for one’s community. Meador, president of the The southern area of Baptist Convention Pastors’ Convention in 2016, tasked Sheppard, who was serving on the church staff at the time, with finding a way to ensure that the woman who had lost everything, as well as others like her.

What emerged from that challenge was a ministry called 6 Stones containing merged the non-profit, public and private areas to transform regions of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Seeing that it commenced in 08, 6 Stones has fixed more than 500 homes, donated school supplies to more than 26, 1000 students, provided Christmas products for over 22, 1000 children, logged practically 270, 000 volunteer hours and invested $9 million in local communities, according to a 2016 year-end record.

Sheppard, executive director of 6 Stones, a name based on the church’s retirement of a $6-million-plus debt over 28 several weeks prior to launching the community outreach, recounted how eager First Baptist Euless was to get started on the ministry.

“They were so shifted, so excited about the opportunity of investing in their Jerusalem that we went from realizing the need to the cathedral voting and launching a nonprofit in less than 120 days, ” Sheppard said.

“The congregation was so inspired to do something locally. They do stuff all over the world, but we experienced forgotten in many areas Jerusalem and the needs that they had. Gowns really what precipitated it, ” he said.

Dallas-Fort Worth is among the top destinations for separation in the world, Sheppard said, noting that folks from a different nation get there in New York, Mis Angeles or Chicago and realize there are no jobs, and then they choose Texas, which this individual said has produced two times as many roles in the past decade as other U. S. merged.
Two law enforcement officers help distribute university supplies to families during 6 Stones ministry’s Procedure Back to School in August 2016. Officer Vanessa Nilson is from metropolis of Euless, James Webster the location of Hurst, both localities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

“So they’re coming for work, but that puts a pressure on your school system as well as your city and all the other social service agencies, ” Sheppard said. “I think that’s what brings the receptivity now for the church to step into many of these circles because they need the assistance and they want to collaborate. ”

1 of the first ways 6 Stones got included was going to spouse with metropolis of Euless – with the aid of federal real estate grants – to rejuvenate deteriorating homes.

Gary McKamie, a former Euless city manager, described the effort at a Catalyst of Hope forum in March in near by Bedford, when a panel explained how churches can replicate the 6 Stones model.

“It was kind of unconventional for us to be approached at the location by someone asking, ‘What can we do for you? ‘” McKamie said. inch… At the time, property values were falling. Generally there were all sorts of needs…. We had an expanding group of men and women that did not have decent roofs over their heads. ”

Gene Buinger, a former superintendent of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford university district, said more than fifty percent of children in the area today come from homes at the federal poverty level or below, and more than 70 languages of the world are spoken in homes throughout the region.

When 6 Stones asked Buinger how they may help the school system, he had “an entire laundry set of things that they could do with us. ”

Among those projects have been Procedure Back 2 School, providing students with school materials, and Night of Desire, a Christmas experience for those in need.

Sheppard said metropolis transformation activity keeps growing as church buildings across the nation are realizing they must build relationships their local areas, but 6 Stones is unique because they’ve “been able to bridge the gap to the other sectors, whether it’s the location, school district, corporate or even collaborating with other nonprofits. ”

With effort across sectors, “you usually attract more done, ” this individual said, than if a church alone tries to transform a community. Regarding 60 churches from various denominations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are portion of the 6 Stones coalition.

Companies want to get engaged and supply the time, Sheppard said, because “it’s good business to do good right now. inch He noted a new campaign by State Town Insurance called Neighborhood of Good, which connects consumers to charitable opportunities in their towns.

As church buildings are growing to the location transformation movement, Sheppard said they’re the most ready to help “because of our faith, because of our gearing – Christ said to serve. In the event you can take the Christian believers into this, that’s really where the power is. ”

6 Stones is intentional about sharing the gospel alongside the good works, and the solution stories are abundant.

“At the night time of Hope, we work together with the school area to identify the children, we go in and enhance the funds and volunteers from all those sectors, and at each one of those parties – 20 of them on 20 school campuses – the gospel is shared to every one of these at that Christmas program, and we’ve seen as many as 500-600 kids and parents pray to acquire Christ during those four nights in December, inch Sheppard told BP.

“We’ve seen homeowners that we have worked with in revitalization – because we learn to bless them and they want to hear what we have to say. One among our major vendors is a car seller who gives about $22.99, 000 12 months to us as a company. My spouse and i was able to lead one of their management to faith in Christ over a hamburger one day because he needed to know, ‘Why do you all try this? ‘” Sheppard said.

A person known as Marcus was homeless after wrestling with drugs and other bad decisions, and now he knows Christ and volunteers in the 6 Stones community garden, helping feed people after knowing true hunger him or her self. Another man, an out of production veteran, had a simple gospel conversation with Sheppard on the loading dock one night, and he has become a key offer.

“It’s not merely those in poverty, but it could be the executive at the business that needs to know because they are mentally bankrupt just like any individual else may be economically bankrupt, ” Sheppard said of these 6 Stones grows to.

God may be challenging the church to get outside of the walls and work alongside other sectors so communities can see Christ in action, Sheppard said. Too often, the world sees the church as irrelevant to the community at large, he said, recounting a conversation this individual had with a law enforcement detective.

The detective informed him, “We see the crime, we see the pain, we come across the dysfunction, and we wonder, ‘What in the world are you fellas thinking as you take flight across the world and do each one of these great things with all the other people but you don’t help all of us in your own garden? ‘”

But as the detective saw what 6 Stones was doing in Dallas-Fort Worth, he informed Sheppard, “When you start doing things like this and you start working with us across all these sectors, you might be highly relevant to our community. ”

Sheppard told BP, “We’re the most significant The southern area of Baptist church in northeast Tarrant County, and this individual saw us as less relevant. So that’s how, however, almost all of our secular organizations see the church.

“It’s time to go be relevant. “

Praying Across Missouri for Those In Authority

BLOOMFIELD – The Pray Throughout Missouri van makes a stops at the Stoddard County courthouse in Bloomfield. Pathway photos

Pray across Missouri

KENNETT – If you see a silver minivan touring Missouri’s highways eblazoned with a “Pray Across Missouri” logo on the area, you could as well follow it to the local courthouse.

The van is making stops at 45-minute prayer meetings set at the courthouse of every one of Missouri’s 114 county seats in 2017-18. The Pray Across Missouri initiatave is a supportive effort of Missouri Baptists to engage in plea for the transformation of lives and communities with the gospel, according to MBC Executive Director David Yeats. “We’re intentionally starting Pray Across Missouri in a non-election year because is not a political advertising campaign, ” he said. “Rather we would like to pray for all of those who provide Missourians in people rectangle, also to acknowledge that Goodness has located people in authority over us to promote good and inhibit evil. God’s Word  calls us to pray to them. ”

The prayer is for a mighty movement of Goodness in the Show Me personally State. ”

The first rally was March 20 at the Dunklin Local Courthouse in Kennett, implemented later that day in Pemiscot, New Madrid and Mississippi counties. Attendence at the 14 events so far has averaged twenty-five, with two sites saving 55 people gathered to pray. Because of water issues at the Reynolds Local courthouse in Centerville, the meeting needed to be moved down the avenue to First Baptist Cathedral.

Kevin Carter, director of missions for Black River Baptist Association, helped organize the first prayer event at the Dunklin Local Courthouse, where 55 people showed up to hope for spiritual transformation in their community, lives and churches. They were fulfilled by six county and city employees who were specifically prayed for.

Through the prayer event, Carter made an association with one county official who is new to the area and told Carter he is capable to find ways the local churches can help the county improve itself.

“I’m anxious to see what kind of response happens statewide, ” Carter said. “Hopefully this would be the start of us actually viewing communities and churches altered. ”

The full routine is not yet completed, though the prayer concert tours and the Pray Throughout Missouri van will continue across southern Missouri this spring.