Missions Month – February 2018
This year’s Missions Conference will focus on the work happening in Haiti and our local community. The Missions Conference runs the month of February. We have a great line-up of activities and speakers throughout the month. Don’t miss a single event.
- February 4 – Pastor Nate kicks off Missions Month talking about Gospel Partnerships within the city of Wilmington.
- February 11 – Steve Anderson and Tim Santa Barbara share during both services how Prison Outreach of Delaware is impacting our community. Local mission outreach organizations will also be at BVBC to inform us about how we can get involved with them. Rev. Laymon, from the Sunday Breakfast Mission, will be speaking in the Fellowship Hall at 9 and 10:30 a.m.
- February 18 – Pastor Esperandieu Pierre from Haiti will preach.
- February 23 – The Missions Dinner is on Friday, February 23 starting at 6 p.m. See below for details about the event and the kids’ program.
- February 25 – Pastor Nate concludes Mission Month speaking about the role of prayer in missions. Pastor Pierre will also be speaking downstairs in the Fellowship Hall at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. about his work in Haiti
Faith Promise is an offering taken annually to support special mission’s projects. The money is supposed to come from “found money” (a tax refund, overtime work, etc.) or as a conviction from God that you should give a specific amount to His work instead of spending it on something else. This year’s goal is $12,000 and it will be split between local mission organizations in our area and the Pierres’ ministry in Haiti.
To donate to this fund, pick up a Faith Promise card from the pew rack beginning February 4. Place that card and your donation in an envelope and put them in the offering plate by Sunday, April 1. Make checks payable to BVBC and write “faith promise” in the memo line. You can also give online. Select “Faith Promise” as the Designation when giving online.
Join us on Friday, February 23 at 6 p.m. for the Missions Dinner and enjoy a meal of Haitian cuisine. After the dinner, children in 5th grade and under are invited to attend the Kids’ Mission Program while the adults partake in a Q&A with the Pierres about how God is working in their ministry. Pastor Nate will host the Q&A session. The children, split up by ages: nursery, preschool, or elementary, will learn about and experience Haitian culture. When you purchase tickets for the dinner please include the names and ages of children attending the Kids’ Mission Program. Any adults or teens who would like to help with the children’s program should contact Kristi Pullig.
The cost of the dinner is $5/person with a maximum of $20/family of 4+. Purchase tickets in the Lobby on Sunday mornings February 4-18 or call the church office. Deadline is February 18. You MUST purchase a ticket in advance to attend the dinner, tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
Esperandieu & Dianne Pierre serve with Cru in Haiti. Pierre is the National Director of Haiti for Cru, overseeing Cru staff and ministries. His ministry also includes evangelism and discipleship through English as a Second Language (ESL) and humanitarian projects. He and Dianne founded Nehemiah Vision Ministries reaching Haitians through compassion projects including a Christian school.