MARCH 2022
NEWSLETTER
Spiritual Awakening Conference
People on Mission to Pray, Proclaim and Plant

Plan to join this inspirational Prayer Gathering & Worship event to seek the Lord for revival and spiritual awakening. Our goal is to motivate believers to be on mission to pray for the world, preach His word, share the Gospel and plant churches to advance the kingdom of God.

“Proclaiming the Kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.” Acts 28:31

We desperately need Revival in our personal lives and churches! We need a historic Spiritual Awakening in our country, an overwhelming movement of God like we have never seen or experienced before in our lifetime!

“Yet even now, declares the LORD, ‘Return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping, and mourning;’ Joel 2:12

Little River Baptist Association is hosting a Spiritual Awakening Conference on March 12th from 9am-3pm at Coats Baptist Church. The main speakers will be Dr. Donald Wilton, Senior Pastor of 1st Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC and Dr. Chris Schofield of Chris Schofield Awaken Ministries. This is an invitation to all of our churches. Everyone is welcome.

We are inviting all the surrounding associations and churches throughout North Carolina. Please see the attached promotional flyer.
In addition to our main speakers, there will be testimonies from local pastors and times of corporate prayer along with inspirational worship led by Jonathan Waggett.

The conference is free. Registration is required for lunch.To register go to www.LRBA.net.
For more information contact the LRBA Office at 910-893-4282.

Please pray for the nation of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people!

How Can You Help the Ukraine Crisis? – Send Link
Make Donations through Baptists on Mission HERE

Praying for Revival and Spiritual Awakening in our generation! 
- Marty Dupree
Ministers' Monthly Conferences
Churches Planting Churches Forum II
"Living Sent"
March 15th, 10am-2:30pm
Neill's Creek Baptist, Angier
Learn about how we have planted churches and discuss the urgent needs and plans for churches partnering together in reaching our community and planting new churches.
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.
WMU
THANK YOU FOR THE PIZZA GIFT CARDS!
WHAT A TREMENDOUS SHOW OF SUPPORT FROM LRBA WMU & CHURCHES!

Thank you to all for being the hands and feet of Christ.
~Becky Putnam
Missions Involvement Consultant, LRBA WMU

March Mission Project
The March Mission Project is the collection of Spring/Thinking of You/Easter cards and they can be delivered to the nursing homes in your church's area. Please note there will be no collection at the LRBA office.
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.
WMU Prayer Retreat
The annual prayer retreat is planned for Saturday, March 26th from 9am-2pm at Agape Retreat Center in Fuquay-Varina. We look forward to having Cynthia Marks as our retreat leader. The cost per person is $18. Please send checks along with your reservations to the LRBA Office by March 10th.
If you have questions, please contact Emily Pokemire, Adult Missions Consultant: (910) 489-4248.
Baptists On Mission
Region 4 Disaster Relief Training
March 5th @ Trinity Baptist, Raleigh
Great opportunity to receive a 1-day Disaster Relief Training!
Training in various areas including childcare, maintenance, feeding, recovery, shower/laundry, safety, etc.
Baptists on Mission Construction Skills Training
Red Springs Mission Camp
March 12, 2022 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Learn valuable construction skills such as how to hang and finish drywall, install flooring, lay out and frame walls, and more! This is a great training for students, women and men.
Men's Events
Iron Sharpens Iron Conference
Men's Conference
March 19th, Wilmington

FMI Contact Kevin A. Gregory
Area Director, Man in the Mirror
910-658-2193
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.
AFGHAN REFUGEES
There are still many needs to be met for Afghan Refugees in our state. The LRBA Office will continue to be a drop-off for gift cards in March.
Here are a few other ways to get involved:
  • Pray for these families who have left everything behind.
  • Partner with a family and provide needed furnishings, clothing etc.
  • Partner with the families to build relationships through all of these means to lead to the Gospel being shared.

You can contact the LRBA Office at (910) 893-4282 if you have any questions or BSCNC Great Commission Catalyst Mike Sowers at msowers@ncbaptist.org.
Church Job Openings

LRBA CALENDAR

March
5 Region 4 Disaster Relief Training, Trinity Baptist, Raleigh
12 Prayer Conference for Revival & Spiritual Awakening – Coats Baptist
12 BOM Disaster Relief Training, Red Springs
12 Father/Daughter Ball, Crossroads Church
15 Ministers’ Conf., Churches Planting Churches, Neill’s Creek Bapt
19 Iron Sharpens Iron Men's Conference, Wilmington
21 Church Planting Emphasis Sunday
25-26 Baptist Missions Conference, Calvary Baptist, Winston-Salem
26 LRBA WMU Annual Prayer Retreat at Camp Agape, Fuquay-Varina
28  LRBA 146th Annual Meeting, South Erwin Bapt, 6:30pm

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
26 Pastors' Conference, Every Child Needs a Home, 10am, LRBA Office