It is another month of BGMC! We are excited to continue to raise money for missions, while learning about another area of the world! I am so thankful that even though we can’t have BGMC Sunday at the church, we can still have it from HOME! God is so good! So grab your Bible and Buddy Barrel and let’s have BGMC – “Global Initiative”!
Below you will see a message from Mrs. Green about Global Initiative…a yummy recipe you can try…information about an awesome comic book series for your family! Are you ready for BGMC Online?!
But first, Pastor Vicky must keep her promise from last month’s BGMC Challenge…
At last month’s BGMC Drive-Thru, families got to vote on a “food” word written in Bislama (the language of Vanuatu). Whatever word got the most votes, Pastor Vicky agreed she would eat the item it translated to… well, the word that won was “sadin” – which in English means, SARDINES! (small, oily fish!) Another word on the list was “joklet”, which means chocolate! Pastor Vicky was wondering why you couldn’t have voted more for that word?! But she held true to her promise…enjoy!
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.”
Kids’ Corner (from Sunday, July 12)
MISSIONS MOMENT – with Mrs. Green
Here is some more information about the Muslim people, through Sarah & Salifa – click the link and enjoy reading and learning about what Muslim’s believe, the differences and similarities between Islam and Christianity, and the “Five Pillars of Islam”.
PRAYER POINTS FOR THIS MONTH:
- Pray for Muslims in the USA, that they would be open to hearing about God’s Son, Jesus, and that they would accept Him.
- Pray for people in countries where they cannot freely hear about Jesus, that they would find ways to learn of His love.
- Pray for Christians who live and work among Muslims, that they would have chances to tell them about the true God.
- Pray for Muslims who have chosen to follow Jesus, that God would keep them safe.
BGMC BLESSES GLOBAL INITIATIVE
BGMC funds are used to hold Muslim Awareness Seminars that train people how to share the love of Jesus with Muslims. These seminars are held in the U.S. and all over the world. BGMC sponsored the “Forever Friends” kids’ curriculum to help kids reach Muslim kids right here in the United States (more information about this curriculum below). The “Say Hello” materials were created with BGMC funds. This program teaches women how to be open to Muslim women in order to show them the love of Jesus.
Say HELLO – Forever Friends…
A special comic book set – made to help you say hello!
The goal of these comic books is to help kids grow in their understanding of courageous evangelism, and see many people will come to know Jesus. Jesus’ command to His followers before He returned to heaven was: “Go into all the world and make disciples.” Evangelizing people unlike us can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Every day is rich with opportunity to obey Jesus’ command. A kind “hello” is the simple, first step of friendship leading to evangelism.
The five lessons will help kids discover how Jesus modeled friendship and will guide them in making Christlike friendships with Muslim kids and others. Also, by learning more about Muslim friends, Christian kids come to better understand their own faith.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”Matthew 28:19
The principles learned through Say Hello can be equally applied to any new friend who doesn’t know Jesus.
Each session focuses on a step of the “HELLO” prayer acronym. This acronym will help you easily remember how to pray and plan for opportunities to share Jesus with others. This prayer builds from Comic book 1 through 5.
BGMC Take-It-Home: Get your family’s comic book set and other handouts!
Have you enjoying learning about other countries, missionaries, and how God is working through us? We have a BGMC area set up at church – it is located where the self check-in station used to be (across from the main Kids’ Check-In). There is a BGMC poster with a handout about Global Initiative and the Summer Bible Reading Challenge log sheets. Be sure to grab one of each! And for the next several weeks there will also be the “Say HELLO – Forever Friends” comic book sets for your family to pick up (one set per family please). The set of five comic books will help encourage you in to pray for others and start a friendship in which you can share the love of Jesus with them. If your family is not yet able to attend on Sunday mornings, you can stop by during the week to grab yours.
We look forward to continuing to grow together!
Much love and care,
Pastor Vicky & Mrs. Green