Can You Help Us?
Can You Help Us?


Our association has designated April and May as a time for Special Emphasis on State Missions. It is our hope that each of our churches will take up a special offering to help us. We have a fine grou...

Good News
Good News

This world we live in is full of bad news. Isn't it encouraging from time to time to hear good, encouraging news? It is especially good news when the good news concerns the work of the Gospel!!

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Return On Investment
Return On Investment

When starting a church in an unfamiliar area, building a congregation is tough! It takes lots of prayer, patience, and guidance. We realize there are many ways to build a congregation, but we have consulted ...

Deputation
Deputation

It has been just over a month since Midway Baptist Church in Leakesville, MS commissioned me as a church planter to the South Ellisville area of Jones County. Since that time, I have had the opportunity to p...

Reaching the Hearts of Men
Reaching the Hearts of Men

This month, we were able to kick off our Men's Cookouts at Living Hope. These activities are specifically designed to reach those men that are serving at the military base in Meridian.

Since t...

Missionaries to Preach
Missionaries to Preach

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend and speak at the Missions and Evangelism Conference. It was a blessed day of fellowship, preaching, and mission reports. I believe all who were in attendance came aw...

Faithful Promises!
Faithful Promises!

Every week we can witness our Lord's promises and blessings on the mission field. The Hispanic work in our state continues to share the gospel and as a result, more people are hearing the good news of salvat...

Striving Together (part 2)
Striving Together (part 2)

Construction projects bring out the best of our association!! Not only are we passionate about the gospel, we are passionate about helping one another.

Bro. Sidney Farmer and the men from South ...

Striving Together
Striving Together

It is such a tremendous blessing to be a part of a missions minded association. It is an honor to strive together with so many churches that love to reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ!!

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Meet The Neighbors
Meet The Neighbors

On April 2nd, a large community wide yard sale took place in Kiln, MS. On that same day the BMA of MS Missions department held a missions conference hosted at Big Creek Baptist Church. With both events takin...

Treasured Friends
Treasured Friends

On March 25, my good friend Bro. Michel (Mike) Poirier, BMA Missions French Language Coordinator, accompanied me to the adult jail in Jones County, where one prisoner told us about his treasures.

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Evangelism Training
Evangelism Training

What a joy to be with these folks for some evangelism training the past three weeks. I am speaking of training for Bro. Scott Brocious from Cannan Land Baptist Mission and some of the people from Cannan Miss...

You have An Opportunity To Go To The Ark and Creation Museum
You have An Opportunity To Go To The Ark and Creation Museum

April 2, 2022 we will have our annual Missions Conference. The conference is being hosted by Big Creek Baptist Church in Soso, MS. The meeting will begin at 8am with a report from Bro. Sam Freeman and will c...

Charity VS Tolerance And Our Limited Experience In France So Far
Charity VS Tolerance And Our Limited Experience In France So Far

What most people picture when thinking about French churches are huge, ornate cathedrals that are older than the picturesque medieval village they're situated in. And while that may be true to some extent as...

True Excitement
True Excitement

Few things are as exciting as watching those whom you have invested in begin to make use of what you have taught them. God has blessed in allowing me to watch this happen in the last couple weeks.

Bibles Or Beads?
Bibles Or Beads?

Mardi Gras is a large event for people all across the coast. Each year for a few weekends, people line the streets hoping to catch beads and trinkets. Over the last two years, the parades were canceled becau...

20 Years Of Life!
20 Years Of Life!

It is special the moment when we celebrate one more year of life. Recently, El Camino Baptist Church celebrated being alive in the city of Laurel for 20 years! What a moment! On February 20, they had a great...

"God Had To Sit Me Down..."

As I was teaching Bible study in the Jones County adult jail on February 25, a prisoner told us that God had to sit him down.

We were studying from Romans Chapter 8 about all of the benefits G...

HELP WANTED
HELP WANTED

This seems to be a very familiar sign we are seeing in America today. There are many businesses that are hurting for lack of employees. We have some needs at Canaan Land that are very dear to the heart of th...

Mardi Gras Outreach Ministry
Mardi Gras Outreach Ministry

As a Missionary Pastor and as a Mission, we look forward to this time of year. Like others, we begin making plans months ahead of time. Our plans for Mardi Gras are different than most who go to the parades....

Building Walls
Building Walls

Renovation is in full swing!!! The building plans are taking shape! We are so excited to be able to visualize what the finished product will look like.

By God's grace and your faithfulness, we...

Come On Over And Help Us!!
Come On Over And Help Us!!

Would you pray for us, as we plan to preach the gospel in New Augusta, MS? As you read this, I am praying and invite you to join in with me as I pray for the lost in this area! It is like any other area in t...

Fitly Joined Together
Fitly Joined Together

In Ephesians 4, Paul gives some descriptions of how the church is made up of different people. These people all have different gifts and abilities, but also should share in the love, humility, and patience w...

Glory!
Glory!

Recently, your RLF Manager was reviewing some old land surveys on file at the Mission's office. Several surveys bore the name of Gene Creel, a man very familiar to many of our BMA folks. A land surveyor by t...

New Missionaries
New Missionaries

On Monday April 2, 2022, the Missionary Committee met at the Missions Office and unanimously approved two new missionaries. Bro. Daniel Allen will go out of Redemption Baptist Church (his mother church) to p...

Training And Practice!
Training And Practice!

Last January was one of great challenges in the Hispanic missions field. Despite the situation that continues to be experienced by COVID, God has strengthened the hearts of His children to carry out the plan...

A Convicting Reminder
A Convicting Reminder

God reminded me that He is the One who builds His church through good news I received this week.

Since beginning ministry in Meridian, I have desired to see my efforts result in people being s...

By All Means Possible
By All Means Possible

We have been continuing to maximize our outreach efforts at Canaan Land. This has required us to do some outside the box thinking. This has been an exciting season to really dig deep and use some more modern...

A Long Road
A Long Road

As we start this year of ministry, we look forward to shaking off Covid and getting back to normal ministry and outreach. Daniel has been a great help to us over the last two years, but his time of training ...

Ministering To People
Ministering To People

There are so many different hats that a missionary and pastor are called to wear, but my favorite hat of all is that of ministering to people.

The Marshalls, Sheryl and Tiny, are a sweet famil...

Sowing Seeds
Sowing Seeds

The work of Missions involves Evangelism, and Evangelism involves sowing the seed of the Word of God. There are many people involved in this process - Missionaries, those who help the Missionaries, churches,...

Walking Together
Walking Together

"Can two walk together, except they be agreed?"

Fellowship with brothers in Christ is a wonderful thing. It is refreshing, enlightening, challenging, and healing.

Spending time toge...

Thank God We Are Open Again
Thank God We Are Open Again

During the month of January, the jail system in which we are working was closed to visitation and ministry due to the recent spike in COVID infections. However, we received news this week that the jails are ...

Sawing Logs
Sawing Logs

"Sawing logs" is a term used when describing someone fast asleep and snoring. A few days ago, we were anything but fast asleep. Lots of hard work went into a day of splitting wood and cleaning up some of the...

What A Wonderful Way To Start The New Year
What A Wonderful Way To Start The New Year

What a wonderful beginning to a new year! We have two new applications for missionary status that we are currently processing. We have one of our associate missionaries who will begin a new church plant soon...

The Fooliness Of Preaching
The Fooliness Of Preaching

One of the most important aspects of the assistant missionary program is gaining preaching experience, for it pleases God to use the foolishness of preaching to bring souls to salvation.

Recen...

The Not So Glamorous Side of Ministry
The Not So Glamorous Side of Ministry

Many have asked what does an Assistant Missionary do?  
Every missionary trainee is excited to preach and lead in ministry.  It is desirable to evangelize and disciple individuals in their faith, but ...

The Lord is Good!
The Lord is Good!

The Lord has truly blessed us this past year! We could not go on in our endeavors to share the Gospel, make disciples and plant a New Testament Church without His help. We do it all for the Glory of the Lord...

Teaching - Training - Touching Lives
Teaching - Training - Touching Lives

Serving as Missions Coach gives us the opportunity to teach doctrinal truth, train by hands-on activities and touch real people's lives.

Teaching Church Doctrine is very much needed in the tim...

Mission Making Moves
Mission Making Moves

        Refuge is beyond excited to share this good news with the churches and associations of the BMA of MS!!! We recently paid a deposit for our new building. This is a major long-awaited blessing. It will...

A New Year of ministry
A New Year of ministry

   A new year brings me great excitement. We are able to look back at what we accomplished the previous year. On the other hand, we look forward to new ministry before us.
   Over the last year, I was...

MAKING A DEPOSIT
MAKING A DEPOSIT

We have been depositing in our youth at Canaan Land. As a child who did not grow up in the church setting, it is my heart’s desire to deposit the Word and teachings of our Lord into the hearts and minds of o...

Sing and celebrate!
Sing and celebrate!

Every moment is good to thank God for His mercies, and the recent month of December was a great blessing in the Hispanic work of our association. There were great moments to thank God for what could be achie...

New year, New Journey
New year, New Journey

I am excited to begin a new journey of Discipleship with these two guys. No matter our level of experience or knowledge, we should always be teachable. Being teachable may well be one of the most valuable ch...

In Jail on Christmas Eve
In Jail on Christmas Eve

How would you feel to spend any night in jail, much less Christmas Eve? Our ministry visited juvenile and adult jails on Christmas Eve to encourage the prisoners and discuss the birth of our Savior. 
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Growing In Fellowship
Growing In Fellowship

Fellowship was foundational to the early church in Acts 2. Scripture says that they "met together daily and in bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart." It was fel...

Loved With An Everlasting Love
Loved With An Everlasting Love

Recently, I was privileged, as your Revolving Loan Fund Manager, to do a site visit with a BMA church that had requested a substantial loan from us to build a new worship facility. As part of the visit, Bro....

Hispanic Gratitude!
Hispanic Gratitude!

The Hispanic work in our association continues to advance, always thanking God for the doors that continue to open to share the gospel. Each Hispanic field, reports progress, and it is reason to give thanks....

Teen Prisoner Faces Seemingly Impossible Situation
Teen Prisoner Faces Seemingly Impossible Situation

After a recent Bible study, a prisoner in a juvenile detention center asked me for counsel and prayer. He is facing a difficult situation when he is released to go home.

This teen relies o...

Go Tell It On The Mountain
Go Tell It On The Mountain

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about...

Christmas Party
Christmas Party

This past Sunday we had a Christmas party for our youth. Each one received a stocking full of toys and was very appreciative.

Salt Light Baptist Mission also started taking up a youth offe...

Some Assembly Required
Some Assembly Required

As we go further into the holiday season, families seem to become busier. It can be a struggle to gather the assembly together for worship, classes, and outreach.

At Refuge, we continue to...

Grease Pit To Auditorium
Grease Pit To Auditorium

The commercial kitchen equipment that had gone uncleaned for over 6 years has been cleared out of the space that will become the future auditorium for Living Hope Baptist Mission.

Since pu...

Angels On A Tree
Angels On A Tree

Each year after Thanksgiving, we put up a Christmas tree in the foyer of the church building. The purpose of the tree is not decoration but to hold paper angels. Each angel has the information of a child in ...

Who Are You?
Who Are You?

Every Paul needs a Timothy and every Timothy needs a Paul. Whoever you are, discipleship is the key to growth and success in the Lord's work.

"And the things that thou hast heard of me amo...

Reaching Rural Mississippi
Reaching Rural Mississippi

Throughout the month of November we have been maximizing the outreach efforts at Canaan Land. We are in a more rural part of town, so it has taken some thinking outside the box to make sure we are reaching o...

Jesus Loves The Little Children
Jesus Loves The Little Children

What a great day at Canaan Land Baptist Mission! Truly Jesus loves little children. There were many kids who came out with their parents to enjoy the Winter Festival.

This little boy was o...

Not Everyone Is Happy!
Not Everyone Is Happy!

“Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.” 1 Ch 16: 8
As we approach the holiday season, I want to encourage you to count your blessings and take a moment ...

Iron Sharpens Iron
Iron Sharpens Iron

The writer of Proverbs makes this statement, “Iron Sharpens Iron.” We sharpen one another. We sharpen each other’s minds and each other’s gifts.

I had the opportunity to preach to our Missiona...

We Are Having A ButterBall
We Are Having A ButterBall

When Refuge began its ministry two years ago, one event took place that allowed us to meet many residents of Kiln. The event was a frozen Turkey giveaway. This helped Refuge begin to set a place in people’s ...

Can Everyone Move In? We Need More Space!
Can Everyone Move In? We Need More Space!

One year after our first service, we had our largest attendance so far! God blessed us with 42 in attendance the morning of October 17th.
 
As a church planter, you anticipate every Sunday morn...

Y'all Brought The Peace Of God In Here!
Y'all Brought The Peace Of God In Here!

During discussion time, a prisoner gave us one of the highest compliments that we have had in this jail ministry when he told us that we brought the peace of God into the jail that night.

On N...

Tune In For More
Tune In For More

We have started a radio ministry! Upon talking with several of our members, I learned of a local radio broadcast out of Waynesboro. Listening to our people, we have decided this would be a great opportunity ...

It's Winter-ful
It's Winter-ful

It is gonna be a great day of food, fun & fellowship! Canaan Land is working hard to bring the gospel to Buckatunna.

Fun for the kids! Good music! Great food! These all are centered around sha...

The Best First Sunday Night
The Best First Sunday Night

On November 7th, God blessed Living Hope Baptist Church with an incredible first Sunday evening service.

Living Hope Baptist Church began its Sunday evening services with the desire to reach m...

I Dare You!
I Dare You!

I dare you to push yourself as hard as our church planters push themselves. These guys are doing things that they never thought possible. It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we set our goals on the impo...

Hispanic Missions On The Move
Hispanic Missions On The Move

In Canton, Brother Lucas continues to move forward sharing the Gospel and reports good attendance at worship meetings on Sundays and now they have started meeting for mid-week services. Also, Pastor Leo Adan...

Mississippi Missions Moment
Mississippi Missions Moment

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” 1 John 5:11 What good news! Nothing equals the good news of the gospel to a lost and unregenerate soul.

My Job With No Official Title
My Job With No Official Title

Since we have organized, my position with the Missions Office has changed from Missionary to Missions Coach. It has been my pleasure to work with missionaries and train them in Church Polity. There is one jo...

The Message And Mission Moves Forward
The Message And Mission Moves Forward

For six weeks we were faced with coronavirus outbreak and Hurricane Ida issues. Many in the mission stepped up and supported each other and our neighbors in Louisiana.

The people of Refuge hav...

The Moments That Move Us
The Moments That Move Us

We came to Meridian with a strong desire to reach people with the gospel and to disciple them in the faith.  We have been blessed to make many great connections in this first year, but our favorite moments w...

A Desperate Cry To Be Saved
A Desperate Cry To Be Saved

Perhaps the greatest moment that Restoration Jail Ministry had in the past year occurred on June 25 in the Youth Detention Center in Jones County, Mississippi. As we had begun the night’s Bible study, a teen...

The Search For The Truth
The Search For The Truth

Recently, I was given the opportunity to meet with a young man and his family for a Bible study pertaining to speaking in tongues among other things. He was given some advice from a coworker that he was unsu...

Failure Is Never An Alternative For God
Failure Is Never An Alternative For God

Five years ago, I accepted a call into an area of ministry that I had never anticipated, a call to be a missionary and church planter. I was sure of the calling but very unsure about everything else.
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The Joys Of Serving
The Joys Of Serving

It has been good to be able to come back alongside Bro. Scott Brocious and assist him with the work in Buckatunna. I had hoped that one of the two Bible studies I was leading would lead to a church plant! Ho...

 When God Answers Prayers
When God Answers Prayers

One of the greatest mission moments for us was when Bro. Tony Webb and his wife Darlene joined the mission. Tony has led music for over 25 years. If you have ever heard me lead in worship, then you know what...

A Man Who Finds A Wife...
A Man Who Finds A Wife...

On August 20th, I got married to Carolyn Joy Siegler in Milton, Florida. We met three years ago while we were working a teen summer camp together, and we’ve been best friends ever since. As we grew closer to...

Coaching Fills Voids And Bolsters Strength
Coaching Fills Voids And Bolsters Strength

The missionary coach/training implemented by Bro. Geraldson has become a valuable resource to the church planters of the BMA of Mississippi Missions Department. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. The coa...

Mission Organized, Eight Saved And One Baptized
Mission Organized, Eight Saved And One Baptized

The Hispanic Association recently met and had great fellowship and attendance. The pastors and missionaries shared reports, and everyone was encouraged to continue supporting missionary work in our State of ...

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