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AAEO Week of Prayer — Live With Urgency: Share God’s Transforming Power
North American Mission Board
March 05, 2010
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AAEO Week of Prayer — Live With Urgency: Share God’s Transforming Power

AAEO Week of Prayer — Live With Urgency: Share God’s Transforming Power
North American Mission Board
March 05, 2010

Each day of the Annie

Armstrong Easter Offering Week of Prayer (WOP), the Biblical Recorder will

share stories about missionaries on the field.

There will be videos, photos and

stories covering various parts of the North American Mission Board’s coverage

area.

Today, the BR shares what

the theme means. Check back daily Sunday (March 7) through Sunday (March 14)

for WOP coverage.

Scripture: Romans 1:16 — For

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to

everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek (HCSB).

Purpose:

  • To nurture in Southern

    Baptists an awareness of and sensitivity to the many people groups and personalities

    represented in North America, and the urgent need for all to be transformed by

    God’s power from sinful man to redeemed believer.

  • To inspire and challenge

    Southern Baptists to sow down the gospel throughout North America.

  • To encourage Christians to

    be active in sharing the gospel with their families, friends, and neighbors.

  • To increase awareness of and

    participation in praying for and giving to North American missions efforts

    through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering®.

Rationale:

With nearly three out of

every four people in the United States, Canada and their territories living

without a personal relationship with Christ, it is easy to see how urgently

people need to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. Only God is powerful enough

to transform the lives of those living in sin or living without hope that is

found in eternal salvation.

Each person’s life can be transformed by the same

power that raised Jesus from the grave and offered eternal life to those who

would follow Him.

But how will people hear the powerful, life changing message

of God without someone telling them? How are Southern Baptists sharing God’s

transforming power with the multitudes of unbelievers?

Our North American

missionaries, in partnership with state conventions, associations, and local

churches are living out the call God has placed on their lives by moving out of

their comfort zones and unashamedly proclaiming the message of salvation with

all people they encounter.

They are creatively and actively seeking common

ground with unbelievers so they can share the powerful message of God which

transforms lives from sinful man to redeemed believer.

Together, we can pray for

our North American missionaries, give sacrificially to the Annie Armstrong

Easter Offering, and work alongside our Southern Baptist missionaries and do

our part to share God’s powerful message of forgiveness and the offer of

eternal life.

During the Week of Prayer

for North American Missions, consider how you can “Live with Urgency” and

impact the Kingdom of God through your continued prayers, giving, and going in

this urgent task God has called us to carry out.

Pray for these missionaries

who represent the dedicated work of thousands like them.

National AAEO Goal:

$70,000,000

Suggested Dates for Week of

Prayer: March 7-14, 2010

Day One

Jim and Myrtle Ballard,

Idaho

Associational Missions/

Church Planting

Jim Ballard serves as

director of missions for Eastern Idaho Baptist Association working with

Hispanic, cowboy, and other people groups.

  • Pray for more churches to

    unashamedly share the gospel with Hispanics in the area.

  • Pray for Jim as he

    encourages, prays for, counsels, and trains pastors and church planters working

    among a variety of ethnic and cultural groups.

Day Two

Michael and Vicki McQuitty,

New York

Collegiate Evangelism

Michael McQuitty is a

collegiate evangelism missionary at Syracuse University working through Baptist

Collegiate Ministry to witness to students and help them grow spiritually.

  • Pray for Michael as he

    encourages and helps college students to share Christ with their peers.

  • Pray for God to burden

    students for evangelism and give them a desire to help start new churches in

    New York, North America, and around the world.

Day Three

Vivian and James McCaughan,

Missouri

Church Planting/

Woman’s Missionary Union

Vivian assists with

multihousing church planting and encourages churches to see these communities

as mission fields. Through her work with Woman’s Missionary Union, she also challenges

women in Missouri Baptist churches to live a missions lifestyle.

  • Pray for Vivian as she

    encourages churches to become aware of ministry opportunities within

    multihousing communities and to go beyond the walls of the church to minister

    to residents there.

  • Pray that the 97 percent

    of multihousing residents who do not have a connection to an evangelical

    Christian church will experience the power of God’s love.

Day Four

Craig and Suzy Miles,

North Carolina

Special Ministries

As directors of Appalachian

Trail Servants, Mission Service Corps missionaries Craig and Suzy Miles hike

the Appalachian Trail interacting with and ministering to fellow hikers by

sharing the gospel through actions and words.

  • Pray that long-distance

    hikers will connect the beauty of the creation around them with the one, true

    Creator.

  • Pray for more qualified

    chaplains to commit to hiking the trails and sharing Christ in word and deed.

Day Five

Bill and Carol Lighty,

Colorado

Associational Missions

As area missionary for Pikes

Peak Baptist Association, Bill Lighty assists churches in utilizing a variety

of strategies to reach many different types of people with a wide variety of

backgrounds.

  • Pray for Bill as he

    utilizes a variety of different church styles including ethnic, cowboy, and

    multihousing churches to connect with the more than 500,000 unbelievers in the

    area.

  • Pray for more church

    planters to come with a burden and desire to proclaim the gospel to the

    residents in the area.

Day Six

Michael and Marla Allen, Illinois

Church and Community

Ministry

Michael Allen is the senior

pastor and Baptist center director at Uptown Baptist Church, a multicultural

and multi-ethnic church and ministry in Chicago.

  • Pray for more of the

    300-plus homeless men, women, and children who come to the Monday night meal to

    hear and respond to the gospel.

  • Pray for God to continue

    to give Michael wisdom, compassion, and boldness as he pastors his congregation

    and shares God’s love with the community in action and words.

Day Seven

Luis and Lourdez Rodriguez,

Puerto Rico

Church Planting

Luis Rodriguez is a Hispanic

churchplanting missionary and pastor of Baptist Church of Coamo ministering to

the community through the church and the Coamo Christian Academy.

  • Pray for wisdom and

    guidance as Luis and Lourdez minister to students and their parents through the

    Christian Academy Ministry.

  • Pray for God to provide

    more missionaries and church planters to start churches in and around Coamo

    where there is only one Southern Baptist church.

Day Eight

Louis Spears, Arizona

Church Planting

Louis serves the Valley Rim

Baptist Association in Mesa, Ariz., where he assists church planters with

ministries to multihousing communities and mobile home parks. He also

encourages church planters working with house churches and Bible studies as

they begin congregations.

  • Pray for God to send more

    workers to start new churches.

  • Pray for believers already living in Arizona to

    answer God’s call to move into apartment communities in order to share the

    transforming power of God’s love with residents.

Related stories

AAEO Week of Prayer — Live With Urgency: Share God’s Transforming Power

AAEO Day 1: Mtn. Survivor now cowboy preacher

AAEO Day 2: Reaching students at Syracuse U.

AAEO Day 3: Multihousing as a mission

AAEO Day 4: Blazing an Appalachian Trail

Macon Assn. lends hand, heart

AAEO Day 5: Reaching a vast wilderness

AAEO Day 6: Reaching out in word and deed

AAEO Day 7: Expanding God’s work in Puerto Rico

AAEO Day 8: Winning souls in Arizona