Missions conference will start on Wednesday, March 1st and continue until Sunday, March 5th. On Sunday, March 5th we will be completing our Faith Promise cards to determine our budget for next years Mission's support. This year we are excited to have the three speakers listed below giving us our challenge in Missions. Services on Wed, Thur & Friday will all be at 7 PM with the banquet on Saturday, March 4th starting at 1 PM. Sunday we will have services at 9:30, 10:30 and 6 PM. Plan to attend each session. Below is information on the Missionary Speakers.
Jaron McFarland Family
Hello, my name is Jaron McFarland and God has called my family to the town of Oxford, Maine. Church planting is done by the Lord as people trust Christ for their salvation. We are trying to get to the town of Oxford and tell folks about the forgiveness Christ offers so they may know that they have eternal life. We are currently on deputation trying to raise support for this great work.
Our mission comes straight from John 17:3. "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." There are many people living and dying not knowing the Savior. It is our call from God to go to Oxford and tell them that they may have eternal life.
Ben Moore Family
Pastor Ben Moore received Christ as his Savior in his home in Moore, Oklahoma in 1994. God called him to preach when he was in 10th grade while attending a chapel service at his Christian school. He attended Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he received his bachelor’s diploma for Pastoral Studies in the spring of 2004 and married Melissa Myers two days after graduation. In 2005, God led Ben and Melissa to St. Joseph, Missouri, where they faithfully worked and trained in the ministry at Bible Baptist Temple under the ministries of Pastor Gary Williams and Pastor Bill G. Marshall. God has grown their family with the addition of four children Caleb, Grant, Andrew and Ethan. After much prayer and counseling with Pastor Marshall, Bro. Moore knew Falls City, Nebraska needed a man to pastor a church that was very near closing its doors and that he would be that man. On September 15th 2013, Valley Avenue Baptist Church had its Open House service marking the first official service since its rebirth. Since their Open House service, God had blessed tremendously with new families and individuals visiting and responding well to Bible studies in their homes.
John and Tammy Adams John’s testimony: I was born in Kansas City, Missouri. My family moved to Lurton, Arkansas when I was just a little boy. My parents were faithful to take me and my two brothers to church. When I was seven years old I sat through a Sunday night message while the pastor preached on Hell. I knew at that point and time, Hell was what I deserved and where I was going if I died. When I got home after church that night I asked my dad to show me how I could go to Heaven. That night I knelt down at our couch and asked God to save me. God gave me the desire to work on churches when I was just a young man. But God began working on my heart about Independent Baptist Builders in 2009. Since then He has had to work in me before He could do anything through me. I know now that what God has taught me through the years is my responsibility to pass on– not only the craftsmanship, but what He has taught me and is continuing to teach me from His Word, and telling the wonderful gift of Salvation. 2 Timothy 2:2 (And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.) Tammy’s testimony: I was born in Harrison, Arkansas on June 27, 1977. I was raised in a one parent home early in life, due to my father passing away in an automobile accident. I lived with my mom and older sister in Western Grove, Arkansas until I graduated from nursing school in 1996. I did not grow up in a Christian home but on occasion we did attend church. It wasn’t until John and I were married and he made the decision that we should raise our children in church that, I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior. It was a divine appointment, May 14, 2008. And I followed in believer’s baptism on July 13, 2008. There at Ozark Baptist Church I grew in God’s grace and served in many facets. In 2011 the Lord allowed us to take a medical missions trip where we felt a burden for missions and a call to full time service. And now–“But by the grace of God I am what I am” (1Corinthians 15:10)–we are following the Lord in His leading into the building ministry. We also have three boys Hagen, Garett, and Granger who enjoy serving alongside us.