New Missionaries in the Miss. Delta…
After many months of prayer and searching, the Lord has provided a missionary couple to fill our Team Coordinator position in the Mississippi Delta.
We are pleased to welcome Dennis and Veronica Hicks to our full-time BGM staff. Dennis and Veronica are both Mississippi natives who lived in Meridian most of their lives until several years ago. They are members of Pinelake Church and have moved to Coahoma County from Brandon, MS.
Dennis will be our lead Coordinator and will be a huge addition to us as he has many years of work in logistics and maintenance in different organizations such as the MS Air National Guard (28 years), MS Emergency Management Agency, and Builders for Christ. Please pray for Dennis and Veronica as they are getting settled in to their new position of hosting all the mission teams who come to Jonestown in the Miss. Delta.
More Big News in the Delta
We are very excited about the opening of a Legal Clinic in Jonestown, MS. This new clinic is the result of a partnership with But God Ministries, the University of Mississippi School of Law, and the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement (also at Ole Miss). Several weeks ago we started seeing our first clients.
The new legal clinic is helping with issues such as disputes with the IRS, landlord tenant issues, title problems with inherited property, local taxation issues, and legal services for self-employed people or small businesses. Other areas of practice may be added over time.
Desiree Hensley, Associate Professor at the law school, Dr. Albert Nylander and Dr. J.R. Love of the McLean Institute, and Rusty Hall of BGM have worked very hard to make this dream become a reality.
The legal clinic is taking place at our new Life Center in Jonestown where we will be offering other services such as financial planning, GED preparation, and Christian counseling through The Net.
Teams, Teams, and More Teams in the Delta
In addition to the opening of the legal clinic, we have begun hosting teams in the Delta in our new Hope Center.
Our Inpatient Malnutrition Center in Haiti, called Pen Lavi (Bread of Life), continues to be used by God to save the lives of starving little children.
Beautiful Ministry in Thoman, Haiti
We’ve already had some amazing teams this year in Thoman, Haiti. Laura Rader, our missionary in Thoman, recently stated:
The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. — Luke 10:2.
Yesterday, the neighborhood children led us on our walk to seek prayer needs. They took us to a grieving daughter, a new mama and her sixth baby, an elderly Grandma and a family who is anxiously waiting the birth of their baby.
They know. They’re little kids and they know. Do you know? If visitors came to your house this morning and asked about your neighbors who need prayer, do you know?
I should. I want to. I need to. Be more like them.
Amazing Work in Galette Chambon, Haiti
We’ve had some outstanding teams already this year in Galette Chambon. This week, McLaurin Heights Baptist Church from Pearl, MS has a strong team of 24, including a dentist, doctor, nurse, dental assistant, four teachers, and a pastor.
As you can see, God is using But God Ministries in marvelous ways. Also, as you are aware, it takes a great deal of resources to do what God has called us to do. Would you please consider financially supporting BGM and our work in Haiti and the Miss. Delta? Your gift will go a long way in helping us share the love of Christ in very tangible ways in these challenging places.
You can give online HERE or send a check to: But God Ministries, 400 Fontaine Place, Suite 103, Ridgeland, MS, 39157.
In addition, I ask for your prayers for wisdom and energy for our Haitian staff, our American staff in Haiti and the U.S., and our Board of Directors.
Can’t Wait To See What God Does Next,