A few months ago the ABC Groups and the Life Groups were given a missionary to bless and support.  Many of these missionaries have been highlighted during Missions Emphasis Sundays during the last year plus.  Is your group supporting your missionary or missionaries?

My Life Group sent a photo of the group and took up a collection at Christmas time to give her some extra money to spend on warm clothes. Other ways to encourage your missionary is to email the person and give the missionary your support.  Also send birthday and anniversary cards.

Send regular updates describing the latest news and happenings within the small group and at the church.  This helps the missionary to feel tied in and a part of things at TBBF.

And above all begin to pray for your missionary on a regular basis.  I’d like to share an excerpt from the book by Oswald Chambers, “My Upmost for His Highest”.  “Prayer is the battle, it is a matter of indifference where you are.  Whichever way God engineers the circumstances, the duty is to pray.  Never allow the thought – ‘I am no use where I am”.  You labor at prayer and results happen all the time from His standpoint.  What an astonishment it will be to find, when the veil is lifted, the souls that have been in the habit of taking your orders from Jesus Christ.”