What an example Jesus Christ has given us. While the disciples were busy purchasing food in Sychar, a city of Samaria, Jesus Christ was busy at the city well winning a lost woman unto faith in Himself for salvation. Is it just possible that we busy ourselves so much with pursuits of life’s legitimate needs while we find ourselves negligent in the eternal needs of lost souls around us?
We are pleased to share with you that wonderful progress has been realized this past year on our state mission fields and many lost souls have come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and this is what it is all about. We recently purchased property in Ripley, MS for First Hispanic Baptist Mission of Ripley doing the renovation work needed to prepare the building for use by Bro. Elvis Garcia and First Hispanic Baptist Mission of Ripley. They are very excited and working long hours.
Bro. Ed Duvall and his mission congregation in Cleveland, MS are patiently waiting for weather conditions to improve so their building can be erected. Our newest mission project is New Heart Baptist Mission in south Hattiesburg, MS located just south of the junction of I-59 and Hwy. 11 toward Purvis, MS. Bro. Ray Boone is the missionary pastor of this new congregation.
We express to you our deep gratitude for your regular support and for all you have done for missions in the past. This is our state mission work that we pray to see new growth as we strive together. We thank you in advance for your response to this soul winning and church planting ministry of which you are vital part.
Dr. Rayburn Freeman
State Missions Director