August 2018 Mind of the Missionary

“After this I looked and there before me there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people, and language….And they cried out in a loud voice: ‘Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.’” (Revelation 7.9 – 10)


I am sitting in my bunk writing this newsletter to you all from Monte Redondo, Honduras. It has been a great 3 days of ministry and evangelism. Our team has worked at the girls’ home, worshipped bilingually, visited 2 kindergartens, and street witnessed in 2 nearby communities seeing many accept Christ as their Lord and Savior. Before my trip here, I was with our team at MissionLab in New Orleans where they worked with children in the morning in a local plaza, ministered and prayed with the homeless in Jackson Square in the French Quarter, prayer walked, sorted food at the largest food bank in Louisiana, and worked at a local thrift store which supported a men and women’s drug/alcohol recovery ministry.

It has been exciting to see our folks from Pickens Association touching the lives of persons from Brazil to New Orleans to Honduras. In the next few weeks, there will be others who will travel to Portland, Oregon to partner with Justin and Chandra Martin of Remedy City Ministries and others who will partner with Resurrection Baptist Church in Isabela, Puerto Rico. We have already heard the good news of how the family in Isabela who had its tree cut down by the Disaster Relief team that went in February, not only began to attend, but now has been baptized and are active members in this church.

I have heard reports of others like Ethelsville Baptist Church who have gone to Guatemala and Mississippi on mission trips. Youth groups who have participated in M-fuge and Centrifuge. I’ve also heard of our churches who have had revival services and how these have been times of refreshing and recommitment. What a great summer this has been for our PBA churches! I pray that you’ve been an active part of it.

Notice what John, the beloved disciple, saw in his vision from the Lord. He saw a great multitude of people from everywhere, from every ethnic group on earth crying out loud that salvation belongs to our God and His Son, Jesus. Whether our outreach is in our local church, our association, our state convention, our nation, or in another nation, our goal is to see every person of every people group know Christ as his Lord and Savior. May we, as Pickens Baptist Association, be faithful in fulfilling this task!


Until next month,


Bro. Lyle