August 28, 2017 Baptist Charities Update

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
2 Corinthians 8:9
 
Houston
As you know Houston has suffered catastrophic flooding. I am in Houston now and Hurricane Harvey continues to flood this region. So far there are partner churches in each part of Houston that remain above ground, but many of their members are flooded out of their homes. When the rains stop, we plan to work through local churches helping to rebuild and care for families in need as God provides funds. If you want to help by giving, providing needed goods, and/or physical labor feel free to give me a call. The need is great and 100% of all funds will go to the point of need. Please put “Houston” in the memo of your check.

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ABOUT US

Rodgers Baptist Church has been planting churches throughout the world for decades while also caring for suffering people. In the ‘60s, Missionary Roy Dearmore, MD and his team went to the Congo to plant churches and provide medical care where none existed. They successfully cared for the suffering both physically and spiritually.
Then they moved to Brazil, establishing churches along the Amazon River, built a hospital that still exists, and cared for the suffering in remote villages with a medical riverboat. Many churches helped.
 
Baptist Charities continues this vital work of meeting the needs of the poor both physically and spiritually. The pattern is described
in 2 Corinthians chapters 8 and 9. Simply put, it is churches helping churches minister the love of Christ to a suffering world.
We use an existing worldwide network of Baptist Churches to move 100% of funds given for the poor to a committed church at the point
of need.
 
100% reaching the point of need

LIVING THE GOSPEL

 
The Apostle Paul wove charity deep into the churches he planted. He was told to “remember the poor” by the other Apostles, and he did. But he also faced opposition in a few of the churches. Some didn’t believe that appropriately caring for the needs of the poor was basic to Christianity or a vital church ministry. Paul answered this in 2 Corinthians 8:9. Communicating the Gospel is the most important Christian action.
But what about living the Gospel? What about lovingly sacrificing ourselves for the needs of others as Jesus did for us? In the verse below Paul taught that helping the poor is profoundly basic to the Christian life. It is what Jesus did… and it changed the world.
 

HOW CAN I HELP?

By Giving. Please give regularly to the needs of the poor through your church. Put Baptist Charities in your check memo or envelope. Help by regularly supporting our operations. This helps with travel
expenses and personal support. Put Larry Jones Work Fund in the memo of your check or envelope.
 
By Going. We travel to various ministry locations. Perhaps you have skills to assist churches with caring for the poor, or you have a sincere burden to help. James 1:27 says visiting the poor in their affliction is “pure religion”. To join our travel list, send an email cfkjones@hotmail.com.
 
By Prayer. Pray for the poor and for those who minister to them. But be sure not to replace action with prayer. We must do both. Christ’s love demands no less. God’s strength is for those who reach beyond their ability because love motivates them.

WHERE WE SERVE

Baptist Charities partners with qualified churches and Missionaries who request help. Each church we partner with has committed to deliver 100% of the resources they receive to the point of need to be used for the intended purpose.
 
Baptist Charities promotes and raises support for each ministry. Here are some of the places we work, or are currently considering:
 
Amazing Grace Children’s Home outside Mexico City. This home is sponsored by Rodgers Baptist Church and has rescued hundreds of children in its 20 year history.
 
We work with Emmanuel Baptist Church in the Middle East. This church has ministry teams who evangelize muslims throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
 
We are currently developing a ministry in India with East Side Baptist Church in Vernon, Texas. ESBC has been planting churches there for over 40 years, and some of these churches want to develop ministries to feed and care for some of the 18 million children in poverty. We need operational support.
 
We have received a request to help some church sponsor orphanages in West Africa. Please pray for guidance.