At the beginning of the month my blog was on Missions at Home and ways to participate in missions short-term, mid-term and long-term in Kentucky. A couple of other ways to be involved in “missions at home” is through the interSEED prayer calendar and the Adopt-a-Missionary program. Let’s look at how these work and where to find information about them.
How could God work through our missionaries and church planters if we better supported them through strategic intercession?
The interSEED monthly prayer calendar is a resource for Kentucky Baptists to support missionaries and church planters serving in Kentucky. These monthly prayer calendars encourage believers to pray for them on their birthdays.
Each month you can go to www.kybaptist.org/interseed and download the prayer calendar. The calendar will show the birthdays in that month and where the missionaries and church planters are serving.
Most of them will tell you that prayer is their number one need and you can be a part of their ministry through prayer. To better personalize your prayer for the missionaries go to www.kybpatist.org/missionaries and see a picture of the missionary and a description of their ministry. I know they will be so meaningful for the missionaries and for yourself.
Do you want an exciting and meaningful boost for your church?
Do you want your church or small group to be more involved in missions?
Do you want to “get to know” a missionary?
Missionaries are not orphans, but adoption is a beautiful word that helps describe the strong relationship between missionaries and the churches and friends who pray and encourage them in their ministries. The church at Antioch, in a sense, adopted Paul and Barnabas as special messengers of the gospel to Asia and Europe (Acts 13:1-3).
An adopting church or group will experience:
- A personal relationship with an active missionary.
- A strengthened commitment to missions.
- A heightened awareness of mission opportunities.
- A fresh, outwardly focused ministry perspective.
- Group building and bonding through service to others.
- An opportunity to see God at work and an invitation to join Him in it.
The adopted missionary will benefit greatly from the prayer support, encouraging phone calls, emails, cards, visits and care packages they receive from their adoptive church. Sending mission teams to help with projects and resource needs are also a huge help and, opportunities to visit and speak at the adopting church will be greatly welcomed by the missionary.
Check out the Adopt-a-Missionary program at http://www.kybaptist.org/adopt-a-missionary,1477 and consider adopting a Kentucky missionary.
For more information on interSEED and the Adopt-a-Missionary program contact the Kentucky Baptist Convention Missions Mobilization Team at [email protected].
May you have a blessed 2019 as you connect with missions in Kentucky!!