March 2021
Coming Events and Information

Jim's Journal February 2021

Today…due to some technical difficulties, I want to re-launch a recruiting effort for PRAYER WARRIORS in NKY. I am asking you to join me in the #UNITE714NKY campaign. To follow and embody the everyday ways to love your neighbor and change the world. The campaign is designed to recruit at least 1,000 people to commit to praying every day at 714 AM/PM (twice a day). That prayer is to be focused on:
1) PERSONAL AWAKENING (Praying: “Awaken in me the ability to see where YOU are missing from my life.”)
2) FOR LOST LOVED ONES/FRIENDS by NAME 3) REVIVAL in our Community/Nation.
This challenge is built around II Chronicles 7:14: “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and restore (Heal) their land.”
The NKBA hosts a You will go there and complete your basic information on a Google form to become a part of the team. That will include you in weekly prayer requests that will be sent out (for you to for you to submit) as well as scriptures and prayers to guide you. Those updates will occur every Wednesday. You will be able to receive these requests in the manner you choose (email, messaging, etc...). There is NO END is simply the FIRST STEP in an overall strategy to BLESS NKY! To do that we BEGIN IN PRAYER (B.L.E.S.S.). WE NEED PRAYER WARRIORS who are committed to PRAYING DAILY over these needs. It doesn’t have to be a long prayer. It can be just a moment...or longer...that is up to you.
We have a Facebook page: PRAYING FOR NKY. GO and LIKE that page if you have not. That will be another place that we will disseminate information, etc...We will hold weekly virtual ZOOM Prayer Meetings on Thursday nights. Everyone who signs up will receive a weekly invite to the ZOOM Prayer Meeting and we will attempt to broadcast that LIVE on our Facebook wall. In April we will plan to begin a MONTHLY meeting that will be LIVE and in person for those who feel safe to do so (taking all precautions) and we will broadcast it LIVE on Facebook. Our first prayer meeting will begin March 11 at 7:00 PM EST and we will have our first LIVE gathering on April 8 (Location: TBA) at 7:00 PM
What can you do? 1) Go and SIGN UP! 2) Invite others to join 3) Set your alarm on your smart device for 7:14 AM/PM each day. If you need some help toward that, ask someone. But WE ALL NEED A REMINDER!
Why am I doing this? Because our communities are in desperate need of REVIVAL...of SPIRITUAL AWAKENING. We need a REPENTANCE that addresses the issues that plague us from abortion to racism. Healing ONLY COMES FROM GENUINE REPENTANCE. And the ONLY WAY THIS HAPPENS is when the PEOPLE OF GOD HUMBLE THEMSELVES and PRAY...BEGIN IN PRAYER...the first step of the BLESS strategy.
Would you join me?

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NKBA Mission/Ministry Opportunities
Here are some ways that your church members can be involved in our local mission opportunities.
Moore Activity Center
What is happening?
1. Family Bags on Thursdays:
Every Thursday we deliver roughly 40 family bags that connects with 106 preschoolers, children and youth. These bags include: snacks, drinks, crafts, simple lesson, prizes (candy/toys) and one or two grocery items. This is our way of staying connected to our children and youth that were regulars at our Thursday programs. 
2.  Community Events:
Since we cannot have people in for these events yet we are looking at providing meals for those that want to come by to pick them up and take them home. We usually say to plan for 100 meals.

Assistance Needed?
1. Family Bags on Thursdays:
If your church would like to help with any items that go in to these bags that would be a huge help.
2.  Community Events:
-We need churches to help provide for meals. You will bring food for 100 people. You can stay and help with the distribution or just drop it off. We would love to have a meal once a month.
-Churches could also help by purchasing to-go containers that can come to us plain or decorated with a message of love on top of each box.

Contact Amy Wilhelmus, Moore Activity Center ( at [email protected] or 859-261-2300, for more information or to schedule to help!
Lighthouse Ministries Food Pantry

The Lighthouse Ministries Food Pantry continues to grow. Our Lord has been blessing in all kinds of wonderful ways. Thanks to the support of the NKBA, The Horizon Funds of Northern Kentucky, our church, Oak Ridge Baptist, and several food distribution ministries. We have been busy upgrading our shelving and working space. Our walk in refrigeration cooler and freezer are getting close to being operational. We had a few weeks where we didn't have any of the USDA food boxes, but we are receiving regular loads once again. Our Lord has been supplying us with lots of good food to help families with. We are doing our best to help and support many other ministries with food in the Covington area and hand out as many boxes as possible. The Lord seems to have opened the door for us to express His love and compassion in a mighty way throughout our communities. Now we are looking forward to having monthly drive thru food handouts and regular hours for families to come and pick up food on a weekly basis.
What we need more than anything else is prayer support. Specifically, that everything we are doing is the Lord's will. That the Lord's love and compassion will be felt, and through that, their hearts will be open to the gospel of Jesus Christ. That through this outreach, God the Father will be honored, and will receive praise and glory. And that we will be able to proclaim the gospel in genuine love, that many will receive salvation.
We are finding it difficult to find donated household cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items. Having assorted men's and women's hygiene items in zip-lock bags to hand out to the homeless would be a big blessing. Also, included in those bags, a personal card or letter of encouragement with some scripture would be a great outreach. In fact, if we had personal cards or letters to share with our food handouts, that would be another great way of reaching out. We have been stopping at the Covington Panorama Senior living apartment complex and handing out roughly 50 boxes a week. They are loving the extra food, but have asked if someone could maybe come and have services their with them. So, there is a ministry opportunity that someone could help us with.

For more information on these mission opportunities, contact Byron Lile, Lighthouse Ministries at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, at [email protected].