January 2018  
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Here we are in 2018.  Can you believe it?  I remember hearing someone say one time, “If I had known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself.”

Well maybe I would, but visions of cherry cheesecake and chocolate anything dance in my head so much that I doubt I would have had the will power to change much.  However, I am looking forward to a wonderful year here at the LBA.  I want to share some of the things we have on schedule for this year so that you might be in prayer for us and for your churches as they set their goals for the coming year.

The first items to talk about are our spring and fall mission trip to Mexico, the spring trip is scheduled for March 17th, through the 24th, and the date for the fall trip is yet to be announced.  On these trips we have a group from the association, who make the trek to the Monterey, Mexico area to provide bible schools for children and to help with the construction of churches.   Most of the year we collect Bible School supplies for these trips so you and your church can participate in one of these trips by going with us, helping to pay someone’s way, or by purchasing some of the supplies we need for the Bible Schools.  You can call the office and talk to Valorie about the cost of the trip or what items we will be taking on the trip. 

Next is the Nicaragua medical and construction mission trip for May 26th, through June 2nd.  I went with a group of 6 from the association last spring on this trip and it is a great opportunity.  The group we go with has been working in Nicaragua for a number of years.   There are houses to build, dental and medical teams to serve on, evangelistic events to be a part of, and sports camps available to participate in.  This is a great opportunity to share Christ.  Again, we have the details for the trip at the office.

Next, is our India Mission trip June 11th, through the 23rd.  We are truly excited about the direction our ministries are headed in India.  We have been building churches for the last couple of years and are in the process now of putting together an on-line learning center for pastors.  Part of our mission group will be American pastors, and lay-people, who spend their time in India, face to face with our Indian pastors, teaching biblical doctrine and principles.  The Indian pastors can take online classes during the year and then have a 12 day intensive training session while we are there on mission.  Others in our group will be working at touch India’s children’s home or with one of the two schools we support.  Maybe God is calling you to go with us, or maybe you want to help us by purchasing supplies or donating money so someone else can make the trip.  Once again, you can call Valorie at the office for information on how you can participate.    

Next, we are right in the middle of our mission partnership with the North Shore Baptist Association in South Louisiana.  There are churches that are already scheduled to go this summer on mission to this area.  We have plenty of slots open for any other churches who might be interested in putting together a trip.  You might not have enough people to make a trip on your own, but would want to work along-side another church and partner on a trip.  Either way, the options are there for you to help spread the good news of Jesus Christ along-side our brothers and sisters in Louisiana.    

Of course, these are just a few of the many things your association will be involved in this year.  There will always be our Disaster Relief feeding units and our Disaster Recovery unit hitting the road any time we are requested to help with hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms, hail storms, fires or floods.  We are always looking for people who want to be a part of one of our crews or to help us financially during disaster events.

One thing is for sure, if you, or your church, desire to be a part of a mission work in 2018; we can help you find a way to serve.  Happy New Year!

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Leflore Baptist Association
106 Flanagan St.
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Poteau, Oklahoma 74953
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