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.
Zimbabwe Africa is home not only to one of the 7 Natural wonders of the World (Victoria Falls), the big 5 animals (Elephant, Lion, Cape Buffalo, Leopard, Rhinoceros), but also home to 16.5 million people that need the Savior!
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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Student Missions Offering
The world is changing so fast and new needs seem to present themselves daily. Falls Creek will be partnering with Send Relief because it will help us meet just the right needs, at just the right time. With your help, we hope to raise thousands of dollars to serve vulnerable people across the globe. Let’s pray, give, and go together to reach the nations with the hope of Jesus Christ!
Sharing the love of Jesus through meeting the greatest and immediate needs in our world is the central goal of this year’s missions offering. Whether it is responding to health crisis, natural disasters, caring for refugees and displaced families, fighting human trafficking at home and abroad, or supporting adoption and foster care efforts and strengthening communities facing economic and physical crises, our goal is the same.
That is why we are calling this year’s Falls Creek mission offering “GREATEST NEED.” The world is changing so fast and new needs seem to present themselves daily. Falls Creek will be partnering with Send Relief because it will help us meet just the right needs, at just the right time. With your help, we hope to raise thousands of dollars to serve vulnerable people across the globe. Let’s pray, give, and go together to reach the nations with the hope of Jesus Christ!
How to Pray
SEND RELIEF PRAYER POINTS
- Pray for the families being served to have open hearts to the gospel and stamina to remain hopeful.
- Pray for relief agencies to have wisdom, be equipped, and maintain partnership with churches.
- Pray for systemic change in oppression, illness, and policies to help the most vulnerable among us.
Care for Refugees
- Pray for safely escape persecution and war, have access to necessities and transportation, strength in acclimating to new cultures, and jobs with a livable wage.
- Pray for medical and spiritual support, comfort in grief, the reunification of separated families, and a smooth adjustment period as they settle into their new homes.
- Pray for God to make Himself known, for spiritual guides along the journey, supernatural wisdom to navigate difficult situations, and a church body to welcome them with open arms.
- Pray for safe, loving homes for abandoned kids, the formation of healthy relationships with foster and adoptive families, and strong support for those aging out of orphanages or foster care systems.
- Pray for single-parent families to be financially stable and healing for families who have lost siblings and parents to disease, poverty, or neglect.
- Pray for churches to welcome adoptive and foster families, for its member to provide financial and emotional support, and open hearts and homes willing to offer vulnerable children safety and nurturing.
- Pray for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing from trauma incurred, established safe homes, and salvation for them and their families.
- Pray for advocates to be resilient to ward off compassion fatigue, favor with government officials, and sufficient resources.
- Pray for traffickers to be discovered and prosecuted, the dismantling of criminal networks that rely on abuse, and their personal conviction, repentance, and salvation
- Pray for families and survivors to have healing of survivor’s guilt, solutions to job loss, property damage and bankruptcy, and safe havens to recuperate.
- Pray for first responders to have adequate training, resources, and information to provide exceptional service to survivors.
- Pray for governmental leaders to make well-informed decisions, have quick response times, and foresight to improve future relief efforts.
You can give two ways!
You can mail a check to:
ATTN: Student Mission Offering
3800 N May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Or give online by clicking the button below.
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)
Click below to download and print the Good News Conversation Strategy Guide.
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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/