Missionaries are the true heroes of today - men, women and children who have surrendered all and determined to fulfill the Great Commission by carrying the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the farthest corners of the globe.

(DISCLAIMER: I am a member of an Independent, Fundamental KJV-preaching, soul-winning Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. However, this blog is my own creation and is not a ministry of Bethany Baptist Church. Missionaries featured in this space may or may not be supported by my church. Inclusion in this list does not imply any affiliation with Bethany Baptist Church, nor does it offer any extra "in" for a missionary to present his work at our church. Inviting a missionary to our church is not my decision, but my Pastor's. I'm sorry to have to include this, but don't want to have any misunderstandings to come out of what is intended to be a blessing.)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Doing God's work in Acre

OK, if I invited you to travel with me to the town of Rio Branco in the state of Acre, would you know where to go?

Don't feel bad - I didn't either, until I searched for the location of our newest missionary - Bro. Stephen Doolittle.

Turns out, Acre is located in far western Brazil, and Rio Branco is the capital of the state of Acre. It is here that the Doolittle family - Bro. Stephen, his wife Kelly and their four children - have been serving since 1999. You can read about their adventures in Bro. Stephen's and Mrs. Kelly's blog, "The Doolittles in Acre," which can be found here: http://www.doolittlesinacre.blogspot.com/. (By the way, since they don't have a link to their website from the blog, I'll sneak it in here: http://www.brazilianmissions.org)

It has been interesting to read some of their blog posts, to see how the Doolittles are impacting their region for the cause of Christ. I am especially impressed at how their older children have stepped up to help out in the work of the ministry.

I would encourage you to stop by and visit "The Doolittles in Acre" and rejoice with them in the victories they are experiencing in Acre. Don't forget to check back often; at this point there isn't an option to sign up for email updates.

For those of us who remain on the "home front," remember our missionary heroes. These are men and women who could be successful in business or ministry in the United States, but who have committed themselves and their families to take the Gospel to an unreached and dying world.

Our commitment needs to be that we will pray more, give more and, if God calls, go farther than ever before for the cause of world missions.

Enjoy the voyage and we'll see where God leads us next!

In Christ,

Bro. Garry

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