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  • 2014 Week of Prayer for North American Missions
    and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering®

     

    Theme: Firmly Planted...Rooted in the Gospel

    Scripture:Matthew 13:3-9, 18-23 (HCSB)

    26Then He told them many things in parables, saying: “Consider the sower who went out to sow. As he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on rocky ground, where there wasn’t much soil, and they sprang up quickly since the soil wasn’t deep. But when the sun came up they were scorched, and since they had no root, they withered. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them. Still others fell on good ground and produced a crop: some 100, some 60, and some 30 times what was sown. Anyone who has ears should listen! … You, then, listen to the parable of the sower: When anyone hears the word about the kingdom and doesn’t understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the one sown along the path. And the one sown on rocky ground—this is one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy. Yet he has no root in himself, but is short-lived. When pressure or persecution comes because of the word, immediately he stumbles. Now the one sown among the thorns—this is one who hears the word, but the worries of this age and the seduction of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. But the one sown on the good ground—this is one who hears and understands the word, who does bear fruit and yields: some 100, some 60, some 30 times what was sown” 

    Goal: $70 million 

    Dates: March 2-9, 2014 

    This year, six people representing thousands of missionaries serving throughout the United States, Canada and their territories are spotlighted. The other two days focus on ways Southern Baptists are reaching the lost in North America.

    Day 1: Scott and Karen Blanchard, Clinton Township, Michigan
    Scott is a church planter and pastor of Lakepointe Church, near Detroit.

    Day 2: Ara and Anet Torosian, Burbank, California
    Ara is a church planter and pastor of Armenian Fellowship of Burbank reaching Armenian and Farsi-speaking people.

    Day 3: Patrick and Archalena Coats, Miami, Florida
    Patrick is church planter and pastor of Kingdom Covenant Baptist Church and works with the Florida Baptist Convention's Urban Impact Ministries Team.

    Day 4: Andrew Mann, Bronx, New York
    Andrew is a church planter and the executive director and pastor of Graffiti 2 Church and Community Ministries.

    Day 5: Lucas Aube, Sherbrook, Quebec Canada
    Lucas is a church planter and pastor of Encounter Church outside Montréal, Canada. His church focuses on reaching students Bishops
    University and Champlain College.

    Day 6: Jose and Mayra Nater, Baltimore, Maryland
    Jose is a church planter and pastor of Primera Iglesia Bautista Cambridge.

    Day 7: Growing the next generation of missionaries
    Having enough missionaries to support Southern Baptists’ efforts to impact lostness in North America will require intentionality in developing the next generation of missionaries. NAMB’s farm system provides a way to identify individuals who sense God’s call to ministry and an opportunity for them to get hands-on experience and training with practiced church planters and pastors as student missionaries, interns and apprentices.

    Day 8: Sowing seeds in your backyard and beyond
    Who are the people in your own backyard who need to hear the gospel and be discipled?

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