BOUNDLESS
September 10, 2020
The past couple of weeks have been particularly busy. Our church in Mtn. Home, AR is in the process of launching a new church in Gainesville, Mo which just happens to be where we live. 

We have felt for some time that God was directing us toward a new church plant in this area. However, having helped to plant a church already I can tell you that there is a lot of work that goes into the process. The result is well worth the hours of labor and stress but sometimes the road can get a little bumpy along the way.

Add to that the fact that we have had to cancel Women’s Ministries Inside Out conference for this year which was disappointing to say the least. But God gave us the vision for a virtual conference, so we had to spring into action to get all the “ducks in a row”.

With work comes fatigue and stress and with that comes frustration and you probably know what comes next. So last week, as God always does, He directed me to a passage of scripture that was just what I needed at the time. The passage is from Colossians 2:12-16 which says this “Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful”.

I do not know of anything else that I can add except read over that passage several times over the next week. Especially the last line that says “And always be thankful!”
Inside Out 2020! -Virtual Edition

Inside Out 2020 is happening it is just not going to happen the way we envisioned it. However, we know that God has the plan and so as you think about that I know that this Inside Out is going to be wonderful. We have three special women with a message from God to share with you.

This year you have the opportunity to bring Inside Out to the women in your church, your community and even to the comfort of your home should you choose to do it that way.
Our theme for 2020 is Move  so we are now calling
2020 Move-DIY!
We will be making all the elements available to you to have your own Inside Out. We will make available to you videos of the speakers, music, mission emphasis, as well as some other announcements from me.
If you choose to do a one-day event we are encouraging you to do it on Saturday, October 24. On that day we will premier the videos from our speakers, music, etc. If you choose to do your event on another day all the videos will be available to you via Facebook Live.
Below is a sample schedule that you may choose to use, or you can develop your own. You can add your own music and of course food. We have also included introductions of the speakers for you.

For Saturday, October 24
9:00-9:30---Welcome and Refreshments (Video of welcome from Vicki)
9:30-9:45---Music (Video of Danya French)
9:45-10:30---Speaker (India Goosetree)
10:30-10:45---Break
10:45-Mission Emphasis (Video of Vicki and Video message from Nicole Yeoman)
11:00-11:45—Speaker (Mindy Pinckney)
11:45-12:45—Lunch
12:45—Music
1:00-1:45—Speaker (Lisa Vaught)
1:45—Mission Offering (Offering for Banner Cause Niger—please send offering to WM office)
2:00---Dismiss

Don’t think a one-day event will work for you or this date won’t work then choose to get together at a later time or you can divide the program into sections and use at your monthly meetings. You could have Inside Out once a week for 4 or more weeks. Pick and choose your speakers, etc.

And……. You know we cannot have Inside Out without shopping so we will have t-shirts and other items to purchase online. All proceeds to go to support missions. 
Please continue to remember the Yeoman family and those affected by the flooding in West Africa.

From Kris: Many people have lost their homes and gardens, and we just received word that the school compound is being evacuated, as well as the CBN compound, where several missionaries live, next door to the school. There are five missionary homes on the school compound, and teachers have been working last week and this morning, getting ready for school to start next week.

Don't Forget!
Our Banner Cause for 2020 is West Africa Outreach!

Thank You to the Women's Ministries groups and churches who continue to support Women's Ministries.
We were blessed to award a check for $10,000 to International Missions for the crisis at GBBC.
A special packet has been mailed to each group President.
If you have not received one PLEASE
contact Kris at kris.pratt@generalbaptist.com or call her at 573-785-7746

Birthdays:

September Birthdays:
9/20 Jeremiah (turns 15)
9/26 Allie (turns 13)
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