Monday's Musings: February often brings one's mind to "love." Valentine Day gives rise to flowers, candy, cards, and other expresssions of care, friendship, and love. It seems that attitude is the prevalent thought of the month, at least for some.
Of course, you and I know the greatest love letter ever written is the Bible, God's Word to His people. Love is more than just a written word though, no matter how powerful and amazing that Word may be. Genuine love always means action, demonstation. God demonstrated His love for us! He put the Word of eternity into flesh and poured out His love on a cross that every person might not just hear of God's love, see God's love in action, but actually experience that love in a personal way in one's own life.
Let's not just make gestures of love and kindness this February, let's love in action. Let's go out of our way to demonstrate the love of God to one another and to those around us. The world has no comprehension of true love and certainly no ability to express it, but in Christ we can and should. Let's show a lost world what real love looks and acts like. Let's make sure God's offer of love is known to every person we can. God so loved, He gave. May it be so of each of us and all our churches.
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Keep the Son in your eyes,
Derrell Monday, Director of Missions
May 12 will be the next Bi-Fork board meeting. It will be held at the BSM building in Vernon beginning at 10:30 A.M. It is important that you attend. Thank you.
Faith Comes by Hearing Military Biblestick Program: This program provides military chaplains with free audio bibles for distribution to our servicemen and women upon their request. These are ultra-compact and ultra-rugged audio MP3 portable players pre-loaded with the complete NT (ESV), and includes select portions of Psalms as well. A $25 donation will provide one player to a military member. This would make a great SS or mission group project or even a family project. Call 800-800-2555 or go to the web site at www.MilitaryBibleStick.com for more information and/or to make a donation.
A call to prayer for revival and rain has been issued. Every Wednesday from noon to 12:30 PM, wherever you are, please join in an area-wide time of prayer until the revival and sufficient rains come.
Take advantage of area opportunities for individuals, families, and groups to do missions. Volunteer to help at Chaparral by contacting Charles Hill at 940-885-4182. Take a trip to Possum Kingdom Lake and help in the ministry around the lake each Saturday by contacting Don Blair at 940-329-1048. Faith Mission in Wichita Falls usually has volunteer opportunities. Be a missionary this summer and help one of these area ministries or others you may know about.
For infromation on this challenge ministry project go to www.gobgr.org and click on projects. Click Bucket Project. The Bi-Fork office is a collection site for the buckets.
Note: you can now go online and order a filled bucket shipped directly to Houston for about $85 including shipping. www.bgr.gostorego.com. You can also order bulk items here if you want to have a bucket packing party at your church. Please notify our office if you send buckets in this manner so we can keep record of those going from our area. Thank you.
Ship buckets (if you do this online) to First Baptist Church of San Jacinto City, 10701 Wiggins St., Houston, TX 77029.
Currently there are three trips planned to Ecuador in 2015: one will be in April and another in November. There will also be a ladies team going in June (not limited to women, but focusing on ministry to the ladies where the team is working).
A team of at least 14 ladies (age 18 and above) is needed to lead a girl's camp in Alaska the last of June and first of July.
Church-to-church partnership evangelistic work in Venezuela July 30 - August 9.
The following churches are currently seeking pastors: IB Jerusalem Graham; Calvario Vernon, New Hope BC Vernon, Red Springs BC, FBC Vernon, and South Bend.