Out of an abundance of caution, the Women on Mission (WOM) Meeting scheduled for January 5, 2021 will take place by email.  
 
Please participate in prayer and send cards to FBC members who are home bound, as you are able.    
 
Mission Service Project for December and January: Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, FBC goal $20,000, received $9,225 as of December 29, 2020. 
 
Pray for Missionaries Passage: Jonah 4, focus Jonah 4:10-11, “But the LORD said, "You have been concerned about this plant, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight.  And should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left-and also many animals?” Jonah saw a miracle, but it did not help his prejudice toward the Ninevites.  He pouted and complained and thought only about his discomfort.  God showed him that his concern for a plant was more than his concern for the thousands of souls in Nineveh.  We don’t know whether Jonah woke up to his sin, but we can learn a lesson from the story.  

Pursuing God means I need to see the world from His perspective, not mine.  It’s easy to hold on to old points of view, hurts, and prejudices, but it’s not God’s way.  As you pray this month for missionaries and the nations they serve, don’t be a grumpy Jonah!  Open your heart and eyes to gain God’s perspective and see how He wants to change you as a result.  

Start today by thanking God for being able to be part of what He is doing through missionaries as you fervently pray for their needs and witness for the kingdom.    

Prayer focus: Sub-Saharan Africa Peoples: the COVID-19 lockdown left hundreds of university students in East Africa trapped without hope for support from their families and villages.  Many resorted to prostitution to get money for food.  As missionaries and Kenyan believers distribute food relief and the gospel, pray God would change hearts and remove many from traumatic situations.
 
Pray for North American Mission Board: Alaska, Brenda Crim, California, William Lo, Florida, Guillermo Hernandez, Georgia, Thomas Chesnut, Idaho, Sammi Mischkot, Illinois, Jack Has, Missouri, Richard Tucker, Tennessee, Annie Barton.  International Mission Board: American Peoples: Michael Jones, East Asian People, SB, Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples: AD, MG, DM.  Southeast Asian Peoples: Erickson Mullis, Sub-Saharan African Peoples: Karen Lee, BM, Chaplains, Volunteers, State Convention Missionaries, Retired, NAMB: Larry Fisher, IMB AB, Chris Carr, Tom Jones, Bette Moeller, Weldon Viertel, Nan Williams.  

Thank you for your amazing faithful mission ministry.  Many people are blessed by your generosity.  Martha Caldwell, Director, WMU, and Pat Murtland, WOM Facilitator.