Virtual Missions Center
The Importance of Missions/GoStudents
It’s important to be aware of the spiritual and physical needs in our world today. Social problems are opportunities for us to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Oklahoma Baptists have a long history of stepping into areas of brokenness and meeting the needs to advance the Gospel.
Seattle has the 3rd highest homeless population in the US.
One out of every 6 residents of Oklahoma City lives in poverty.
10K people in Lawton deal with substance abuse issues and 6K deal with depression.
95% of people living in multi-housing, government housing, mobile home parks, etc in Tulsa are unchurched.
Portland is known as the least religious city in the US. 60% say that God is not important to their life.
New York City
The whole world can be found in NYC. With over 800 languages spoken daily and people from every corner of the world, it makes it a strategic place to end global lostness.
The poverty rate for the indigenous Mayan population of Belize is 68%.
The total number of Venezuelan refugees that have fled to Peru now stands at about 800K.
There are 8,124 towns in Spain. 92% of these towns don’t have an evangelical church.
There are 10K children in the orphanages of Latvia (of which most are dysfunctional). Of those 10K orphaned 92% have living parents and they feel abandoned.
There are 213 unreached and unengaged people groups in East Asia who have no access to the Gospel.
Evangelical churchgoers in Portugal are 0.4% of the population and in some regions believers are almost “invisible”.
Of Cambodia’s 15M in population, over 95% practice Buddhism.
In Calgary, only 5.2% of 1.4M inhabitants claim to believe in Jesus. Christ.
There is only one Baptist church per 60K people in Edmonton.
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One Life Project
The continuing crises in South America are causing increasing fallout among the citizens, many of whom are struggling to survive. The currency has been and continues to fluctuate, creating instability that is driving prices up, while household income is plummeting. A single carton of 30 eggs costs the equivalent of $20.00, while the average monthly salary is $26.00. Even those with money in the bank are unable to withdraw enough funds to feed their families. The deteriorating situation is driving some to extreme measures, selling whatever they can, including themselves, to make money. Even local schools that had been open five days a week, providing meals for students, are now only open a few hours three days a week. BGR is coming alongside nearly 700 local churches to provide feeding programs in almost 800 communities. The programs also provide food for the pastors and their families, many of whom don’t receive a salary. Currently, these programs are expected to provide meals for over 10,000 people every month!
As Venezuelan refugees cross the border into a new country, they now have the opportunity to rest and recover at a Baptist Global Response house. Refugees can take a warm shower, do laundry, get a haircut, and receive food and water. A doctor is on-site to care for medical needs. Kids can do a fun activity while their parents rest. Before leaving, refugees can get information about other rest stops along the way to help them on their journey. Currently, about 100 Venezuelans pass through the three-story house each day, offering an opportunity to show them the love of Christ through this special ministry. It is estimated that nearly 2 million more Venezuelans will leave the country next year, and many will pass by this house.
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ATTN: Student Mission Offering
3800 N May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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Jesus commands every Christian to share the Gospel with those around them, to the ends of the earth! We should do it because we love the Lord and want to obey Him! (Acts 1:8)
There is a literal hell people are heading to if they don’t get their sins forgiven through the Savior, Jesus. There is also a hell they go through by going through life broken in their sins and separated from God. (2 Thes 1:8-9; Matt 9:36)
The best way to invest your life is to store up treasures in heaven by investing in getting as many people there as possible. (Matt6:19-21, 1 Cor 3:11-15)
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Online Mission Project
Your school may be the greatest mission field of your life! FISH Club / Worldview Outreach is a great way to organize Christian students, from many different churches, in an effort to own what they believe and reach their campus for Christ. Every week has something you’re trying to accomplish and every week points toward week four which is designed to be an outreach vehicle to engage nonbelievers in a spiritual conversation about the Gospel & life’s most important questions. It’s a great way to get the truth of who Jesus is onto your school campus!
Long Term Missions
Feel called to be a missionary? Trying to figure out your next steps after a week-long group mission experience? The North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the International Mission Board (IMB) have a multitude of opportunities for students to serve on mission in the United States and other countries, ranging from two weeks, two years, to a lifetime.
There are lots of reasons to consider serving overseas for a summer (usually 8 weeks). You can accomplish more in your service, develop a deeper appreciation for a culture, and return with life-long friendships.
Two years or more
A NAMB or IMB consultant is ready to answer your questions and help you consider the possibility of serving in a long-term position overseas. One of many opportunities is the two-year Journeyman program for college graduates. Visit www.go2years.net for more information.
Semester assignments (fall or spring) are front-line missions that typically involve evangelizing unreached people groups, discipling new believers, and helping to start churches.
There are Church planting and missionary roles that are full-time, fully-funded, field-based roles that form the core of the NAMB and IMB missionary presence around the world. Explore more about opportunities at namb.net/church-planting and imb.org/teams The NAMB and IMB staff are available to help you make the connection. Contact them at namb.net/students and imb.org/students/for-students/