Indian Grave Baptist Church has always been very generous toward missions, according to their pastor. Recently, however, Pastor Tim Scarbrough began praying about how to take his congregation to the next level. “We love giving to missions,” he said, “but we needed something more personal to put faces with our prayers.”
Pastor Tim attended an associational meeting where State Missionary Scotty Goldman was speaking about the Alabama Acts 1:8 Connections strategy that pairs a local church with an Alabama missionary on the field. After a little time and a lot of prayer, the church decided to partner with the Brunson family, originally from southwest Alabama and now serving with the North American Mission Board as church planters in Montana.
From Darryl Brunson’s perspective, the match was made in heaven. “This Indian Grave partnership has been such a blessing…they have adopted us as part of the family,” he said. Serving in a frontier state, the Brunsons need all the prayers, encouragement and support they can get. Whether it’s gift cards, letters, financial gifts or a timely email, the small church continues to bless and encourage “their” missionary. And in the process, they have found themselves blessed and encouraged with a renewed excitement about missions.
Through your prayers during this week and your faithful giving to the Myers-Mallory State Missions Offering, you are helping local church partnerships make a tremendous difference!
- PRAY FOR Pastor Tim and Indian Grave Baptist Church as they make missions personal both in their own community and in Montana. Pray for their partnership to encourage other churches to get involved with Acts 1:8 Connections.
- PRAY FOR the Brunson family as they serve in Livingston, Montana, where the spiritual landscape is often as vast and empty as the big sky overhead. Less than one in 10 people are believers, with 14,000 lost people in their county alone.
- PRAY FOR the Office of Global Missions as they seek to make encouraging connections between local churches and Alabama missionaries on the field.