Mt Baker Baptist Assoc.
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Monthly Newsletter

Mount Baker Baptist Association Newsletter

July, 2019

From DOM John Hobson

Your service for the Kingdom of God makes a difference! As you face the roller coaster ride of the Christian life, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the highs and lows. During spiritual mountain top experiences, it is easy to take your eyes off Jesus and start sinking like Peter did while walking on the water Matthew 14:29-30. The Good news:  Jesus kept Peter from sinking.

During the difficult times Satan hops on your back and does his best to keep you from looking up to Jesus for help. The prophet Elijah had the mountain top experience during the Mt. Carmel victory where God’s fire came down to consume the sacrifice. (I Kings 18:38) Then he ran for his life after the threat from Jezebel. (I Kings 19:1-9)  The high emotional experience left Elijah open for the spiritual letdown. He thought that he alone was serving God. Elijah did not realize that God had 7000 faithful followers like him. (1 Kings 19:16) The Good news: God took care of Elijah even in the valley.

As an Acts 1:8 follower of Jesus, you have been given the power of the Holy Spirit to witness in your daily walk with Him. As you go, walk with God’s power! As a follower of Jesus the Messiah you are never alone. Exodus 14:14 tells you God will fight for you. Hebrews 13:5b-6 tells us “For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ So we may boldly say: ‘The lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?’”

Because of the power and presence of God whom you serve, you make a difference. I am reminded of the chorus of an old song in the Broadman Hymnal entitled “Never Alone”, arranged by B. B. McKinney. “No, never alone, No, never alone, He promised never to me, Never to leave me alone, (repeat}”

You are not alone! The Holy Spirit is with you! We are serving with you! God is with you on the mountaintop and in the valley.

 

WE NEEDED HELP, YOU RESPONDED!

We needed to prepare for the Block Party Trailer to be inspected for us by the state.  Before it can be inspected, it must be cleaned and mended.  Then it must be inspected by a professional inspector before we can get the certifications for use.

We asked for help and we got it! THANK YOU!

Calvary Baptist Church again graciously allowed us to set up the inflatables in their multipurpose area so that it could be inspected even if it rained. (Thankfully, it didn’t.) Members of six churches came to help clean and repair it so it would pass inspection.  We are happy to report it passed and we have the certifications.   

Three churches have already used the trailer and it has been requested for use for 9 upcoming events

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Block Party Reservation Dates

If your church has not reserved the trailer, please do so as soon as possible.  These churches have already reserved the trailer:

July 12:  Valley Baptist Church, Sedro Woolley         

July 15-19: First Baptist Church of Clearlake

July 26:  Oak Harbor Southern Baptist Church

August 10-11:  Tabernaculo Biblico Bautista, Lynden

August 17:  First Baptist Church of Clearlake

August 23-25:  Living Word Bible Church, Bellingham

August 29-30:  Iglesia Bautista de la Comunidad, Bellingham

September 25-26: Calvary Baptist, Burlington

 

Mission Opportunities:

Cross Country Cowboy Church

There is also an opportunity to join C-4 in Darrington July 19-21 at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival.  Sunday Worship (21st) at 8 AM at the Darrington Bluegrass grounds. For more information co  ntact c4cowboychurch@gmail.com

 

Mission Trip: Sports Camp at Westlynn Baptist Church, North Vancouver British Columbia

Once again we have been asked to help with the sports camp at Westlynn Baptist Church August 11-16, 2019.

We would like to put together a team to help them reach children with the news of Jesus Christ while also learning sports skills.

If you like sports and/or working with children, they will need sports leaders and assistants, group leaders to walk with the children to the various venues, Bible study leaders and support staff (nurse, kitchen staff, etc.) 

In order to be on the team, you must be 14 years or older.  You will stay at the church so you must provide your own bedding.  There will be a small cost to provide for the meals while there.  The only other costs would be for other optional activities when the camp is not in session.

 We will leave Sunday morning, August 11th and return late Friday night August 16th, following their parents’ night.

You must have a passport or identification that will get you through the border crossing.  Juveniles must also have a permission letter and medical permission from the parents.

If you are interested in going on this mission trip, please contact Team Leader Brent Frisbee at brentfrizz@hotmail.com

GOSPEL MUSIC ARTIST MILES PIKE  In concert Wednesday, August 21th  at 7:00 PM at Valley Baptist Church located at 710 John Liner RD in Sedro Woolley, WA. Miles shares the Gospel through song and word with gripping vocals, candid testimonies, comical anecdotes, and a worshipful approach. Questions? Call Valley Baptist Church at 360-856-2469. A love offering will be taken.

 

Address change for Dannie Morris

Dannie Morris has moved into Mountain Glen Assisted Living, 1810 E. Division, Room #442, Mt. Vernon, WA 98274.  You may reach her by cell number 360-855-5957.

Dannie’s son, Keith, was home to help her move.  He and his wife, Mixy, and two of their children live in Spain and work with the East Asia people there.  Keith asks that we pray for his family as the serve in Spain and their oldest daughter as she attends college in the U.S.

 

 

Pray for Matt and Lisa Howry and their daughter (members at Hamilton) as they join the team from the NWBC on a mission trip to minister to missionaries at a retreat in Southeast Asia.