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 “Why I AM A Baptist” was the title of a great sermon I heard years ago.  In addition to a clear presentation on Baptist beliefs, the minister articulated an additional reason I have come to appreciate more with every passing year.  The way we cooperate to accomplish missions efforts around our nation and world is distinctive of what it means to be Southern Baptist.  From how we appoint and support missionaries to the plan for shared giving through the Cooperative Program, what we do together through our churches extends our reach further than if we tried to do it alone.

When I served as a missionary in St. Vincent, I was mindful of the fact I lived in a house and drove a car provided by Southern Baptists through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  The money we received to buy food and educate our children were gifts from individuals in churches who understood the importance of shared missions.  The most striking reminder of how blessed we were occurred when our Swedish missionary friends left the island for three months each year to return home and raise financial support for the next nine months of service.  I knew then the way we cooperate was unique and a special gift.  People I had never met cared enough about me to pray and give so I could serve full time without the added burden of returning home to be a fundraiser once a year. 

I was born into a Baptist family and married a Baptist minister, but today I choose to be a Baptist not only because of Baptist beliefs but also because of the way we cooperate for missions.

From Alaska to New York to Houston, from Asia to Africa to South America, and in all the points between, I have the privilege of knowing I am a partner with our missionaries through my praying and giving.  I feel blessed, and I hope you do as well.
 
- WANDA S. LEE is executive director of national WMU.


Women on Mission will meet at the church at 7 pm on Monday, May 11.  All our ladies are invited to be with us.

 

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Important Upcoming Events

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May 3 Final Small Group

This will be the last small group meeting for this season. Small groups will resume meeting in homes when school starts in the fall. During the summer we will have various relationship building events on Sunday nights to continue to encourage community. A schedule of these events will be distributed soon.

 

May 16 BBQ Fundraiser

If students would like to help with this fundraiser, they should be dropped off in the CVS parking lot at 9:00 am. Students will help with packaging, selling, and distributing the BBQ. The students that help will receive a scholarship to be used toward youth events.

 

May 22 Junior High Lock-in (the Aftermath)

9:00 pm Friday night until 5:30 am Saturday morning.  

Cost is $10 at the door. 

This year we are renting the downtown YMCA (222 NW 6th St.).

Students should be dropped off and picked up at the YMCA. They will have pool time, so they will need a swimming suit and towel.

 

May 26 Parent Meeting 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in room 205 at the church

This meeting will be for parents of 6th - 12th grade students. Families will receive a schedule of summer activities in early May, but this meeting will serve to answer any question that parents may have about any of the activities. 

Light refreshments will be served.

 

May 29 High School Lock-in (the Aftermath)

9:00 pm Friday night until 5:30 am Saturday morning.  

Cost is $10 at the door.

This year we are renting the downtown YMCA (222 NW 6th St.).

Students should be dropped off and picked up at the YMCA. They will have pool time, so they will need a swimming suit and towel.

 

June 9-13 Louisville Mission Trip

Sign up today at oakhillbc.org/events. Deadline is May 31

Cost is $175.

Students in 8th grade and up may participate in this trip. This trip will give students the opportunity to engage in cross-cultural simulation & training, community transformation projects, prayer walking, a multi-cultural scavenger hunt, community sports and bible club outreaches.

 

July 6-10 Junior High Local Outreach 

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm each day (tentative times). Sign up today at oakhillbc.org/events

This local outreach opportunity is open to students in 6th - 8th grade. We are running a day camp for Pleasant Ridge Trailer Park that will include games, crafts, bible study, and snacks.

 

July 13-17 Summer Camp

Sign up today at oakhillbc.org/events. Deadline is June 28

Cost is $299.

We are heading back to Crossings, and the theme this year is Proclaim. The students will learn about how God has called us all to proclaim the great news of His great Gospel. 

 

A note to parents: I would love your help with any of the events above. If you have the time or the willingness to help, I would LOVE for you to be a chaperone at any of our events!

 

With deep love,

Mark

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