What do you have when you bring together 22 missionaries from more than ten countries, 14 churches, and 165 wonderful people? A Strawberry Baptist On Mission Celebration! On May 4-5 our Association was privileged to be able to rally around the theme taken from Psalm 2:7-8, "The Nations, Christ's Inheritance." The theme focused on making us aware of the great needs in the many unevangelized fields around the world, especially the unreached people groups found in what is commonly referred to as the 10/40 Window.
Retreats and trips
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If your church has not yet participated in a Baby Shower for the birth of River Rock Church, needs include: trailer to hold church supplies, video projector, projection screen, laptop computer, video camera, tape duplicator, speakers/microphones, signage, plants, curtains, portable stage, chairs, billboard advertising, direct mail advertising, computer, software, printer, FAX, Bibles, books, tapes, licenses/permits, convection oven, cappuccino machine, coffee machines, muffin mix/coffee, tables/serving counter, video monitor/stand, pastor's salary, worship music leader, pastoral assistant, yellow page ad, rent, and café/hospitality. Financial gifts can be made out to the Strawberry Baptist Association. Additional info on our church is available at www.sbava.org/newchurch.
We have pictures and a report of our successful On Mission Celebration. Click here to read all about it!
Many thanks to Mentow Baptist Church for donating a good used portable sound system to the association. It is available for churches to use for special events.
Would you be willing to become part of an Internet prayer team? The idea is to allow visitors to place a prayer request on our Website that would immediately be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. This mailbox in turn would automatically and confidentially forward the requests directly to you. You would then add these items to your personal daily prayer time.
Please consider the great need of this ministry. If you are willing to commit to prayer, let us know at email@example.com.
So far we have received NO FINANCIAL HELP for SBA’s mission team to the Czech Republic. Please pray about your personal participation in helping to support our missionaries. If you can help, please send contributions to the SBA office by June 19.
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet,
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
Women on Mission: Palestine is leading weekly devotionals at Oakwood Manor in June; Timber Ridge will lead them in July. Beaverdam will host the June birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Radford will host it in July.
Rev. Larry Ross, Director
John Woodford, Baptist Men’s Director at Mentow, recently served as a trained volunteer with the Virginia Baptist Feeding Unit following severe flooding in Grundy, Virginia.
A number of our churches have indicated that they plan to observe Associational Missions Week in the near future. Below is a prayer guide for use during that emphasis. If your church has already observed this emphasis, we encourage you personally to use the guide during your daily devotional time.
We are grateful to the 53 messengers who participated in the Executive Board Meeting at Suck Spring Baptist on Tuesday, April 16. Many participants commented on the worshipful and sweet spirit and were impressed to learn how much is going on in our Association.
Randy Hatcher has resigned as pastor at Mentow effective June 22. to accept the pastorate of Tega Cay Baptist Church in Fort Mill, SC.
Mount Zion received four new members by baptism during their April youth rally and spring revival. The church recently expanded its parking lot. Vacation Bible School is planned for June 24-28, 6:30-8:30 P.M. The congregation collected 75 packets of seeds for Liberia.
Bedford contributed 71 packets. Big Island contributed 324 packets. Hunting Creek contributed 352 packets. Mentow contributed 123 packets. Mount Zion contributed 75 packets. Quacker contributed 175 packets. Timber Ridge contributed 11 pounds.
July 17 - Wessley Patterson (Trinity)
July 31 - Esther Woodford (SBA)
July 2 - Ken & Evelyn Butterworth (Diamond Hill)
July 7 - Bob Sherrill (Pastor/Pecks/25 yrs.)
Under the Lordship of Christ, to equip, support, and involve our family of churches in meeting the spiritual and physical needs of a changing community and world.
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