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Every follower of Christ has been given the greatest, largest, and most significant cause in history -- sharing the good news of Jesus with our community, our nation, and the world!  God is at work in the world and we are part of God's plan to impact it as we share tangible evidences of His love.  We at Mountain Valley Church hope to be a part of that impact as we plan dynamic opportunities to become involved in short term local and global mission projects.

At Mountain Valley Church, there are three primary ways that you can engages in missions:

1. Pray

We pray for the missionaries who are serving mission teams that we send out and for the movement of God in unreached people groups.

For the week of :

September 15:  Pray for Brian and Mica in Southeast Asia.  Pray for their baby son, Benjamin, who has a congenital condition called Williams Syndrome that is affecting his heart and other physical developments.  Pray for healing for Benjamin, for wisdom in caring for him, and for God's grace and peace.  Pray that God would use them effectively in their assignment.

September 8:  Pray for New Laborers for the Harvest.  "He said to them, 'Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to every creature'."  (Mark 16:15)  Please pray as the International Mission Board hosts a group of applicants on 9/12-13 who have felt God's call to go and proclaim His gospel.  During this 24-hour conference, these individuals will be learning more about missions and the IMB.  Staff members will be walking alongside them as they work through the process and seek God's guidance regarding when and where He would have them go.

September 1:  Pray for Theological Education in the Central Sahel (West Africa).  Seminaries across Central and West Africa are training men and women of the Christian faith to be pastors who are grounded in the Word of God and who hold fast to sound theology.  However, most seminaries offer no training in how to reach the more than 85% of the population of their countries who are illiterate.  Pray for seminaries to incorporate orality into their curricula so that these pastors will be equipped to teach the Word of God to oral learners in rural areas.

August 25:  Pray for Forrest Chung as he leaves Friday, August 30, for Peru.  Forrest will be serving with Wheels for the World/Joni and Friends.  He will be fitting wheel chairs distribution to those who need them.  Pray for opportunities to share the Gospel as the team meets this need.

Pray, also, for a Brazilian couple who are serving in a Muslim country.  The wife is a doctor and is working in a hospital.  The husband has several men who he is discipling.  Pray for their children and for protection for the whole family.  Pray for Brazilian Baptists to continue to support this missionary endeavor through prayer and finances.

August 18:  Pray for Deaf Peoples.  Quite a few of the Deaf Peoples Affinity Group's local partners continue to report good things from the field:  new believers, baptisms, and new churches being started.  Recently, four international partners completed training at the Deaf Theological Training Center in Tennessee in partnership with the International Mission Board, Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood Baptist Deaf, and Union University.  There were two students from West Africa, two from Eastern Europe, and two from the US (one of whom just completed a time of short-term service and will be returning to the field this month).  Including these six, nearly 60 students from nine countries have been trained in six years.  Pray for these recent "grads," as they have all returned to their home countries to begin training among their own people.

August 12 - Pray for the Children going back to school.  As adults, it's our responsibility to keep our kids, grandkids, and other kids in our lives in prayer as they begin to navigate this school year.

1.  Pray for protection at school.

2.  Pray for maturity.

3.  Pray for Boldness among peers.

4.  Pray for dependency on God.

5.  Pray for compassion for classmates.

6.  Pray for their teachers, teaching assistants, and administrators who will help guide them on this path.

For those who homeschool, pray for wisdom and grace upon their school year.  Pray that their children will mature and depend on God as they learn.

2. Give

We support the Mountain Valley Missions teams by giving financially to support their planned trips.  We support mission work around the world by giving to the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and Samaritan's Purse.  We support Mountain Valley local mission projects by giving food, clothing, and gifts for struggling individuals and families in our community.  We support various local mission projects including Angel Tree, Steelbridge, and CareNet Pregnancy Center.

For more information:  https://www.namb.net, https://www.imb.org

3. Go

We take teams locally and globally to serve, build, feed, clothe, teach, and share the love of Jesus.  Our mission team is here to help you get involved so that you can share the love of Jesus locally and globally.