November 21, 2011
Dear Pastors, Prayer Warriors, Supporters, and Friends of the Ministry,
We, at Armed Forces Baptist Missions, thank God for your faithful support and prayers. Each of you are a blessing to us. Thank you, and may the Lord bless your faithfulness.
Our dear friends, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Christ filled New Year.
“Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…”
Many of the two million, six hundred thousand men and women of our armed forces will celebrate Christmas in faraway places. It is our prayer, that through our shared ministry, they will realize that a Child was born and a Son was given for them. In the past twelve months, through our combined ministries, many have come to the knowledge of our Lord and Savior. Please join us in prayer that many more will come to Christ for salvation.
In 2011, God graciously allowed us to reach the milestone of seven hundred and fifty thousand Scriptures shipped to our men and women around the world! Amazingly, last month on Delta Airlines, a pastor met a soldier with an AFBM Bible in his hands. When asked where he had picked up the Bible, the soldier replied, “It was passed out in Afghanistan in the day room.” The pastor asked him if he knew what was in the Bible and the soldier replied, “While receiving training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, I was invited to a Servicemen Center, and I was saved!” We praise the Lord that he received an AFBM Bible and was led to the Lord by an AFBM missionary thousands of miles apart. Indeed, the Lord has blessed our ministry – and we can see the results!
Since our last prayer letter, the Lord blessed us with two new missionary families. One represents us in colleges and churches around the country, and the other serves as a missionary in Afghanistan – reaching out to the front lines. We are hopeful for several supporting churches to financially support this “front-line” ministry in Afghanistan. We need to buy Bibles, coffee, snacks, and Sunday School curriculum to send monthly to him. If you are interested in supporting this vital ministry please contact the AFBM home office. We will never be able to share names or locations, but the Lord knows them personally. You will receive prayer letters and reports so you can track the effectiveness of your sacrificial investment in America’s finest.
Our Asian Director, Dr. Jim Taylor, is the pastor of Victory Baptist Church and president of Victory Baptist Bible College in Gunsan (formerly Kunsan), South Korea. Brother Taylor reports the college recently had five new graduates. They now have students from seven countries (including our military heroes) and are literally preparing students to reach the world. Two recent graduates have started churches and Bible colleges in Myanmar.
We look forward to at least two new churches and Servicemen Centers in 2012.
If you are interested in any of our thirteen missionaries on deputation for meetings or missions’ conferences, contact AFBM.
Again, we are genuinely thankful for your support and prayers.
On behalf of our AFBM family,