APRIL 2022
NEWSLETTER
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Six Hours One Friday: Jesus Speaks from The Cross

The last week of Jesus life is fascinating and the most important Holy Week in history as Jesus is preparing His disciples for His departure, His crucifixion and His Resurrection. We call it “Passion Week” as Jesus the Paschal Lamb willingly goes through the torturous agony of the cross and the separation from the Father on our behalf as the atoning sacrifice for our sins!
Mark 10: 32-34         
 32. They were on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking on ahead of them; and they were amazed, and those who followed were fearful. And again He took the twelve aside and began to tell them what was going to happen to Him, 33. saying, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and will hand Him over to the Gentiles. 34. "They will mock Him and spit on Him, and scourge Him and kill Him, and three days later He will rise again." 
                                                    
The Largest Percentage of the Gospels are devoted to the Last Week of Jesus’ Life!               
Gospel of Mark                     chapters 11-16                       38 %
Gospel of Matthew              chapters 21-28                       29%
Gospel of Luke                     chapters 19-24                      25%
Gospel of John                      chapters 12-21                      48%
 
Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53 gives the prophetic scriptural background for the Crucifixion and the statements made on the cross.
JESUS On THE CROSS made 7 Last Statements from 9am to 3pm on a Good Friday.

Ministers' Monthly Events/Conferences
Pastors' Prayer Bus Drive

April 19th, 10am-1pm
Meet @ Lillington Baptist Parking Lot

Join us as we gather to drive through & pray for Harnett County's growing neighborhoods.
April Ministers' Conference
Every Child Needs a Home
April 26th, 10am
Mark Smith, Church Liaison, BCH
LRBA Office

Learn how your church can partner with BCH & NC Baptists to answer this incredible calling.There are approximately 16,000 children in North Carolina's foster care system -- children who need a home, children who need hope. The church is the answer. Hear how through the local church every child in the state’s foster care system can receive the safe, caring home he or she deserves.
Saturate USA
Coming soon! Saturate USA is an opportunity to saturate Harnett County by zip codes with the gospel using door hangers and other evangelistic material. More information will be available in the coming weeks!
SENIOR ADULT EVENT
Mission Opportunities
BCH FOOD ROUNDUP
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! APRIL is Baptist Children's Home Food Roundup Month! Please encourage your church to collect gift cards or items from THIS LIST. Your church can deliver the boxed items directly to the Cameron Boys' Home. Please remember to call the Cameron Boys' Home office in advance to assure that they will be in a position to receive the donation on your desired date.

PLEASE take a moment to email the
LRBA Office (missions@Lrba.net) and let us know if your church will be participating!

WMU
April Mission Project
The April Mission is The Annie Armstrong Mission Offering to support our US and Canadian Missionaries. 100 % of this offering goes directly to the missionary field. Please encourage your church's participation.
May Mission Project
The May Mission is to promote Ukraine donations through our individual churches. Our association would like to meet the $50,000 goal, so we as the WMU want to speak and promote this much needed mission effort. Please encourage your church's participation.
June Mission Project
The June Mission emphasis is backpack food for the Buddy BackPack Ministry of Harnett County. Drop off date will be from 10am-5pm on June 22nd.
WMU ANNUAL MEETING
Join us Tuesday, May 10th at 6:30pm at Holly Springs Baptist Church, Broadway for our WMU Annual Meeting. Rebecca Lindhout, Adult Missions Consultant for WMU NC and Preschool Consultant for LRBA WMU will be our speaker. We will hear reports on myMission, LRBA Mission projects, and on Mission Trips through WMU NC as well as meet our new LRBA WMU leaders. Come be inspired to be on mission this year.
MISSION EXTRAVAGANZA
 
Make plans to attend the WMU annual Mission Extravaganza April 22-23th at Snyder Memorial Baptist in Fayetteville. For more info and to register online click the 'More Info' button below. 
Note that livestreaming options are available.
NC Baptists Events
Click Below For Upcoming NC Baptist Events.
Church Job Openings

LRBA CALENDAR
April - Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Month
1 BCH Food Roundup Month Begins
17 Easter Sunday
19 Pastors' Prayer Bus Drive, 10am, Meet @ Lillington Bapt Parking Lot
22-23 WMU Mission Extravaganza, Snyder Memorial Baptist, Fayetteville
26 Pastors' Conference, Every Child Needs a Home, 10am, LRBA Office

May
11 WMU Annual Meeting, Kennebec Baptist @6:30pm
12 Senior Adult Fun Day, Neill's Creek Baptist Church, 9:30am