REACHING ALL NATIONS
STARTS AT HOME
Sharing the Gospel Around The World
Incredibly, Chicago remains
the least evangelized city in
the United States.
During this past year, 17
Mission Teams visited
Chicago to lead Vacation
Bible Schools, paint,
renovate and remodel
buildings, distribute food
and share the Gospel.
In the fall of 2005, the BGCO Board of Directors approved a
new missions partnership with the country of Armenia. Once
again, teams of Oklahoma Baptists will travel to the ends of the
earth to bring the Gospel to those in need of Jesus Christ.
Oklahoma Baptists are touching the world in a personal way
through BGCO Partnership Missions. The impact of volunteer
teams from Oklahoma Southern Baptist churches is being felt
around the world.
There are over 4.5 million people
living in the state of Guanajuato,
Mexico. Only 1.32 percent of the
population is considered to be
evangelical. Many throughout the
region do not understand that
salvation is through Jesus alone and
not through good works, church
membership, baptism or rituals.
In the last year, with the help of the
Cooperative Program, 25 teams of
Oklahoma Baptists brought the Good News of Jesus Christ to
the people of Guanajuato, Mexico. Each team distributed an
average of 2,000 Bibles and witnessed anywhere from 14 to 76
professions of faith per trip!
There are over 6 million people living in Guerrero, Mexico. Less
than 6 percent of the population is evangelical Christian. There
are only 35 Baptist churches in the state. In 2005, ten BGCO
Partnership Missions Teams traveled to Guerrero, Mexico, for
construction and renovation projects, prayer, marriage and
family retreats, Vacation Bible Schools, saturation evangelism
and leadership training seminars.
The population of Chicago, Illinois, is in excess of 8.5 million.
There are only 210 Southern Baptist churches in the area. In
comparison, there are over 1,700 Southern Baptist churches in
Oklahoma with a population of just over 3 million people.
This past year over 200 of our people took advantage of the
mission opportunities of partnership missions. When on a
visionary mission trip, I had the opportunity to share Christ in
one of the villages. I found the people of Armenia very receptive
to the Gospel and in fact, was able to lead two people to Christ.
It’s exciting to know that because of the Cooperative Program,
our missionaries will begin Bible studies in these villages.
Partnership missions have allowed us to capture the zeal of
missions and focus that energy to reach our Jerusalem which in
turn leads back to the Ends of the Earth.
— Mickey Ary
Associate Pastor of Administration
Broken Arrow, First Baptist Church
Your support sent volunteer
missionaries around the
Your Cooperative Program
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