The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed our lives and ministries, but it has not forced us to stop fulfilling the Great Commission. God’s plan to make disciples of all nations was not put on pause, even though many of our plans and ways of doing ministry might have changed.
Continuing to fulfill the Great Commission during a global pandemic is due in large part to the creativity of our missionaries. Members of the BMM Family have found ways to make disciples, spread the gospel, and teach the Word of God, despite obstacles and challenges.
Francis Schaeffer once wrote, “Creativity has value because God is the Creator.” Creativity is a reflection of the image of God in mankind.
In the case of COVID-19 creativity, it is also a reflection of our commitment to carrying out God’s call in our lives. This issue of Advance highlights the variety of ways BMM missionaries have continued to fulfill their calling creatively. It thrills my heart to see God’s servants creatively reaching souls despite the pandemic. I trust that your heart will be just as excited as you enjoy seeing what the Lord is doing around the world.
In July 2020, Dr. Patrick Odle became Baptist Mid-Missions’ ninth president. He came to his position with 26 years of pastoral experience and eight years as a BMM Council member, along with service as a vice president of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary.
A church replicates in Kenya, and missionaries reach needy people in South Africa
A rescheduled baptism in the Netherlands, and using billboards to reach Germans during lockdowns