Today is BGMC Sunday…
Today is a FIRST Sunday! We would have been bringing in our Buddy Barrels, raising money for missions, and learning about another area of the world! So even though we can’t have BGMC Sunday at the church, we can still have it from HOME! So grab your Bible and Buddy Barrel and let’s have BGMC Sunday – “Bringing It Home”!
Below you will see a fun message from Mrs. Green about prayer and toilet paper…a BGMC episode about CHANGE AGENTS…a message from Pastor Vicky…and an “At Home” missions challenge! Are you ready for BGMC Sunday Online?!
BGMC is a missions education program for kids! BGMC equips kids to know, to care, to pray, to give, and to reach the lost. We have a two-fold purpose, to reach the children of the world and to create a heart of compassion in kids. BGMC stands for, “Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge”.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
BGMC “Toilet Paper Prayers” – A Message from Mrs. Green
Check out this BGMC episode about “Change Agents”!
BGMC “Bringing It Home” – A Message from Pastor Vicky
“AT HOME” CHALLENGE
But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.Hebrews 13:16
God has asked us to “do good” and “to share”. God’s Word tells us that these actions please God…how awesome is that?! We can please God by doing good and sharing what we have. And the cool part is that we can SHARE from home, even in the middle of this quarantine. What can we share? Our time (especially since we have lots of that right now), our energy, and our love.
So the challenge has TWO parts!
PART ONE: Care for a “shut-in”! Would you and your family be willing to care for a shut-in? A “shut-in” is someone who can’t go anywhere…they can’t leave the place where they live. This is generally someone who is older, whose body is not healthy enough to move around easily. Some are sick and need to be home while recovering, some are more at risk for this virus and need to stay in, and some are in nursing homes because they can no longer take care of themselves. Committing to CARE for a shut-in means praying for them, sending cards, and maybe even calling them. The Bible tells us to take care of the body of Christ, the church, other believers…and these are people who are a part of our church, but need to be reminded that they are loved and cherished. Will you care for a shut-in?
PART TWO: Adopt-a-Missionary in prayer! Would you and your family be willing to adopt a missionary? This is not the kind of adoption that means they become your child or come live with you. By adopt we mean that you commit to supporting them…”do good and share” with them. So it means you pray for them every day and maybe send them an email. Missionaries are all over the world, and so is this virus. They aren’t allowed to travel, just like us, but they are far from home. So we want to let them know we are thinking of them, praying for them, and care about them. Will you adopt a missionary?
Are you up for the challenge? If you are willing to accept one or both of the challenges, hit the “I Accept the Challenge” button and complete the form. Pastor Vicky will then respond in the next couple of days with the information for your missionary/shut-in that your family will adopt/care for. Let’s DO GOOD and SHARE God’s love, together!
If interested, below is a coloring page you can download, print, and mail to a shut in 🙂