The Light – March 2015

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The Light March 2015

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Our Annual DBA Mobile Dental Ministry will take place March 10-14, 2015 at Cedar Crossing Baptist Church. If you or someone you know has a need and cannot afford dental care (and does not have dental insurance) we can help. In order to take advantage of this ministry please call 912-326-0372 on Thursday, March 4th beginning at 9 a.m. in order to make an appointment. Please understand this will be the only day you will be able to call for an appointment so be sure to put it as a reminder on your calendar today.

 

 

Our Women’s Ministry Team has planned a Missions Inspirational Service for Tuesday, March 17th @ 6 p.m. @ Smith Street Baptist in Vidalia and we hope you will make plans to be there. This will be a time of inspriration, prayer, and commitment as we partner together to do missions in our communities and world.  Speakers will include Rev. Clint Hutcheson, Lynn Skinner, and testimonies will be shared from church WMU’s in our Association. Participants are encouraged to bring a salad large enough to share with others. Also, we will be collecting loosleaf paper to be used in our DBA Prison Ministry.

Currently 4 of our churches have gone through the DBA Church Strengthening Process and we have seen some wonderful results. We are currently looking for 2 additional churches to begin this process and would love to talk with pastors about this opportunity. For more information please give me a call.

Plans are well on their way for our mission trip to Fayetteville West Virginia May 30-June 5 where we will be partnering with New River Baptist Church. Our ministry will consist of light construction for families in need as well as prayer walking, block parties, and mission bible clubs. If you would like to help us with this great ministry please email Robby at rsmithdba@windstream.net for more information and a registration form. The deadline to register is March 18th with a deposit of $85.

Our newest church planter (Joey Davis) is busy at work in the area of Cedar Crossing and Glenwood. Joey began his ministry January 19th and is doing a marvelous job. Please continue to pray for Joey and Gabby as they reach Hispanic families for Jesus in the Cedar Crossing area. For more information on how you can help please go to http://bit.ly/1pdc2Sr or contact Joey at 912-246-5657.

Our next delivery for Ducktown, Tennessee will be Tuesday, March 17th. If you are collecting diapers and personal hygiene products for that ministry please have them delivered to our DBA office by Monday, March 16th.

It’s about to be spring and that brings us to the time of Children’s Bible Drills. Our Associational Bible Drill this year is Monday, March 9th at 6 p.m. at our DBA office in Ailey. If you or someone from your church is planning to participate please call our DBA office (912-583-2713) to confirm participation.

Tabernacle invites you to join them for a Simple Steps to a Stronger Family conference March 6-11. For more information please see the attached or call Madison Herrin at 912-537-4272.
Quote of the Day

“We should be more concerned with reaching the lost than pampering the saved.” -David McGee

 

Blessed in Jesus,
Robby

 

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DBA UPDATE

We have a new mission trip opportunity for you for this summer (May 30 through June 5) in Fayetteville, West Virginia. This will be a great time of ministry which will involve light construction, Block Parties, as well as Bible Clubs and VBS. If interested, please attend the information gathering meeting on Sunday, February 22nd at 3 p.m.

If you are a pastor (or spouse of a pastor) and in need of dental care we may have a solution for you. Please give us a call at 912-583-2713 for more information.

We are in search of 5 Sunday School classes who will invite us to come and share the vision for the Christian Learning Centers in Montgomery County as well as Vidalia. If you would be kind enough to allow us to speak to your class concerning this ministry please call Gady Youmans at 912-585-1290. For more information on the Christian Learning Center and how they are offering Bible Classes and prayer to High School students please place the following link into your web browser http://www.mococlc.org/.

Our next Pastors Roundtable/Pastor Encouragement Network will be Thursday, February 26th at 6:30 p.m. at Chatters in Lyons (Dutch Treat) with special guest Stacy Dyer from our Georgia Baptist Convention. Our topic of discussion will be The Minister and his Family.  We would love for each of our ministers/potential ministers to be present with us.

Our Annual DBA Mobile Dental Ministry will take place March 10-14, 2015 at Cedar Crossing Baptist Church. If you or someone you know has a need and cannot afford dental care (and does not have dental insurance) we can help. In order to take advantage of this ministry you must call for an appointment on Thursday, March 4th beginning at 9 a.m. The number to call for appointments will be released on February 18 and can be found in the newspaper, our DBA website, or by calling our office at 912-583-2713.

Also, we need some help in the way of prayer partners during the clinic. If you can help us with this ministry please give us a call at our DBA office in Ailey. We are needing ministry volunteers on the following days and times.

Wednesday March 11th, (8-noon and 1-5)

Saturday, March 14th, (8-noon)

Have a great week in Jesus,

Robby

 

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The Light – February 2015

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The Light February 2015

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DBA UPDATE

Our 2nd Annual Leadership Institute Graduation Celebration at the Wheeler prison in Alamo this year was a great blessing. We not only had our Prison Ministry Team present but Dr. Robert White (Executive Director), Dr. Frank Nuckolls, and Bryan Nowak from our Georgia Baptist Convention were also present to celebrate what God is doing. This year 90 inmates received certificates honoring their dedication and hard work. Please continue to be in prayer for our Prison Ministry as it is making a difference in the lives of inmates, their families as well as the employees. Also, please continue to be in prayer as we make plans to begin a transition center to help inmates transition into society once released. We are praying for land, buildings, and $20,000 to help us begin. Once that is in place we can be “up and running” within 3 months. Thanks for praying!

Have you ever thought about planting a new church to help reach communities for Jesus?

Have you ever wondered how we can reduce the number of lostness in our 4 counties?

Have you ever question what it would be like to step out in faith and attempt the outlandish for Jesus?

Have you wondered if God was leading you or your church to do something different………..cutting edge for the kingdom?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions I encourage you to be at our upcoming Churches Planting Churches workshop January 9-10, 2015. The workshop will take place at FBC Lyons and will begin with dinner being served at 6 p.m. The schedule is 6-8:30 on Friday and 8-4:30 on Saturday and is for pastors, staff, and lay leaders of both small and large churches. This workshop will help churches in the following ways:

Begin to envision what God may do through you and your congregation
Overcome barriers, answer fears and objections to starting a new church
Implement a six-step process to successfully plant new churches

This workshop is going to be a wonderful experience and I hope you will make plans to be there. The cost is $15 per person and is open to anyone who is interested in reaching our community for Jesus. Reservations must be made through our DBA office by calling 912-583-2713. Please send your $15 check to:

Daniell Baptist Association
P.O. Box 388
Ailey, GA
30410

Some wonderful folks from Mt. Vernon are planning “A Holy Night in Mount Vernon Cemetery” for Tuesday, December 23rd beginning at 5 p.m. This will be a special time of remembrance of loved ones who will be missed this Christmas season followed by a time of candle lighting representing the “Light of the World,” our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All are in invited!

I’m happy to announce we will have approximately 30 people from our Association partnering together to do mission work  in Canada this coming spring. Please begin praying for our team as they prepare for their ministry.

Our DBA Youth Ministry team has planned a mission trip to Jacksonville, Florida for middle and high school students during spring break of 2015. This will be a great opportunity to participate in such mission opportunities as Bible Clubs, feeding the homeless, prayer walking, and doing random acts of kindness for the poor of Jacksonville. The cost for the entire week will be $195 which covers food, lodging, transportation and ministry supplies. For more information and a registration form please email us at dbassoc@windstream.net.

Our “stateside” trip next year will be to Victor, West Virginia where we will be partnering with New River Baptist Church. Our ministry will consist of light construction for families in need as well as prayer walking, block parties, and mission bible clubs. If you would like to help us with this great ministry please email Robby at rsmithdba@windstream.net. The cost of this trip will be under $200 per person.

 

Quote of the Week

Take a risk this weekend: invite a neighbor or friend to church. Statistics say most will accept. Who knows what God might do! –Lee Strobel

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