We have had a really successful year in sending mission teams to other parts of the world, Chicago, Portland, Latvia and Honduras. God has blessed First Baptist with people who are willing to give of their time and finances to help spread the Gospel.
We have focused on Missions in the State of Oklahoma this month. The State Missions Offering is named for one of our earliest mission pioneers, Edna McMillan. Edna and her husband George settled in Muskogee in 1902 and later spent most of their lives in Bristow. Edna served as state WMU (Women’s Missionary Union) President for 11 years from 1927-1938. In 1939 the WMU board voted unanimously to name the State Missions Offering in her honor. She spent tireless hours and hundreds of miles on the road to promote giving to the Oklahoma State Missions. She never accepted a penny for her services.
Edna and George believed it was important to stay connected to service in Oklahoma as well as other parts of the world.
The 2019 Edna McMillan offering goal for First Baptist Lawton is $10,000 and is currently being collected during the month of September, 2019. To date we have received $4,819.00. Every dollar is spent in and for Oklahoma for church planting, disaster relief, college ministry, and evangelism projects. Please be in prayer for what God would have you give this year. Thank you church for how you give to Missions!
I would also like to make you aware of a couple of opportunities to share in local missions in the coming weeks. On the evening of October 1st we will be feeding teachers and parents at Tomlinson Middle School and again on the evening of October 14th at Central Middle School. If you are interested in helping with these events contact Jack Newell or myself.
Associate Pastor of Families