Missions

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A Special Thank You....

 To each church for your generous and faithful financial gifts that support the mission work here at OCBA!

Ministries Impacting the World
Gideon Don Johnson has partnered with Campus Crusade for Christ to provide clean water in Kenya. If you would like to help donate, please contact Don at 803-606-1315.
West Virginia Mission 2017
Thanks to you, we were able to accomplish the following this year in our WV Christmas efforts:
72 people, in 18 vehicles and 8 trailers delivered to nine churches and ten pastors....
124 Complete food boxes / 448 Christmas shoeboxes / 190 Senior cold kits / 43 bikes / 63 boxes of extra food for three food pantries / 50 number 10 cans of food for a soup kitchen / 113 racks of bread / 52 new comforters/ 122 new blankets /36 Barbie dolls/ 5 boxes of toys/ 3 boxes of stuffed animals/ 60 bags of children's clothes/ 28 boxes of children's clothes/ 10 boxes of children's jackets/ 3 boxes of children's shoes/ 20 bags of peas/ 60 bags of rice/ 45 Food Lion Meal Kits/ 10 boxes of Men and Women clothes/ $600 love gift to Harbor Lights New Food Pantry/ $5613 love gifts to ten pastors.
But the BEST news of all... two professions of faith in Christ, and one whole family rededicated their lives to Christ. 
To God goes all the Glory, Let His name be praised!
Special thanks to St. George Baptist, North First, Fellowship, Neeses, Beaver Creek, Branchville, Ebenezer, Gethsemane, Bethany, Mt. Carmel, Mizpah, Providence, and Bull Swamp for their participation in this mission. Next year's dates will be December 7th-8th.
"Thank You"
On November 25th, 2016 our house burned. No one was injured but we lost everything in the house. On November 26th we were led to the people at Dalton House where each of us was given your nice "basic needs" gift. You cannot know how much this meant to us. We have used every item therein.
God smiled when he made you, we smiled when we received your kindness. Keep up the good work and know that it is well received.
God Bless each and everyone of you.
Steven, Donna, and Cody Graham
(North, SC) 
Adopting a Missionary
Ms. Mary Jo Courtney, daughter of Chuck and Jane Courtney (our WMU Director Elect), is currently doing missionary work at Arizona State University. Below is her story and needs. Have you ever considered adopting a missionary? Please pray and share this with your group. Together we can be a part of "Feeding His sheep" (John 21:15-17)

Mary Jo is a MSC (Mission Service Corp) missionary with the North American Mission Board (NAMB). She is working with international students at Arizona State University. There are 12,000 internationals there from 5 main countries: India, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, China, and Taiwan. Four of these countries are closed to most missionaries but while they are here they are often open to the gospel.
Mary Jo has been volunteering with a group on campus that teaches English and shares the gospel. Now she is doing this full time. Her backgroun as a Journeyman who taught English, and her love for international students, makes this a perfect fit. The only issue now is just raising the money to make her able to support herself.
Contributions can be sent through:
NAMB
Attn. Accounting- MSC
PO Box 116543
Atlanta, GA 30368-6543
Health Kits 2018

16 of our churches participated in WMU's local Mission of providing Health Kits to people in Orangeburg & Calhoun Counties. A total of 331 bags were donated!! The kits were delivered to Dalton's Home for Veterans, Council of Aging (DSS Foster Children), Home Health nurses at The Village, CASA, Connie Maxwell, DAZZ, and Grace Home in Santee. Many thanks to Mrs. Georgia Luesing, our WMU Director, and all the ladies that helped organize the kits on Friday, April 20th. We appreciate all you do!

 

WMU Prisoner Packets
Because of your faithful support of this ministry, every adult inmate in SC State Correctional facilities got a Christmas packet. By working together with our churches and associations we were able to deliver 24,000 packets this year!
The Christmas Prisoner Packet Project is the only one of its kind in the country that reaches all state inmates. Thanks to all the volunteers, WMU leaders and churches!

Tim Rice
Director, Missions Mobilization Group
Magnolias Assisted Living Outreach
Join us the first Wednesday of every month at 2:30 pm at Magnolias in Santee. Fellowship of Praise shares the love of Christ with the residents through a short devotion, singing and a dessert. Please call Pam Kemmerlin for details 803-492-3446. 

 

Prisoner Bags 2017
Your WMU Leadership delivered 756 prisoner packs from donations provided by our churches to St. Andrews Baptist Church in Columbia on Monday, December 4th. THANK YOU for your support!!
Providence Golf Tournament
On Saturday, September 29th, Providence Baptist Church held their annual Golf Tournament fundraiser. 11 teams with 41 players participated this year. This year the proceeds went to DAZZ of Orangeburg (pregnancy center). A total of $1331.00 was raised for this mission!! 
Easter Drive Thru
Northside Baptist Church had 228 people come through their Easter Drive Thur in two nights, each receiving a Bible and having prayer. 
Northside members constructed 5 scenes with about 60 volunteers participating. Wonderful job of spreading the Word and love of Jesus! 
DJJ Festival
The event was amazing and the kids and staff all had a fantastic time. The love of Christ was communicated so clearly to all our staff and juveniles by all of our amazing volunteers. It was an amazing day!
Dan Loffredo, M.Div.
Clinical Chaplain II
Midlands Evaluation Center


I am so thrilled to hear about how amazing Saturday was at the 2018 Fall Festival hosted at the JDC/MEC Complex. Special thanks to each of you for the hard work in making memories for our youth. I am especially grateful to Mrs. April Fogle and the incredible churches & volunteers for sharing their treasures, time, and talents to make this weekend a success. Blessings!
Dr. Lovely N. Poitier
Manager of Chaplaincy Services
SC Department of Juvenile Justice
Church Mission Trips

Email the office with your church's missions details so we can add to webpage at
ocba@bellsouth.net

 

 

Spread the Word!

If your church is going on a mission trip in 2018 and interested in inviting volunteers from other churches to join you, we would be glad to spread the word! Please let us know here at the association when you are going on mission trips so we can be in prayer for you.

Associational Brotherhood
There has been a desire to organize an associational brotherhood, which would allow a joint effort for our churches to meet monthly and discuss mission projects locally as well as abroad. Please contact Rick Jackson (803-707-4212) or Dr. Porter (534-9712) with questions.
Parson's Pantry
Helping God's Servants
100% of tax-deductible gifts will go to help needy pastors, widows of pastors, and married ministerial students. Over 500 families have already been assisted.
For information, call Ron or Karen Jackson at 864-489-6709
Parson's Pantry
PO Box 777
Gaffney, SC 29342
Mission: Dignity
GuideStone's MISSION DIGNITY ministry helps almost 2000 retired Southern Baptist ministers, workers and their widows living on very limited income. Almost 60% are widows. One of every four is a pastor's widow age 85 or above.
Qualifying individuals receive $225 a month and couples receive $300 a month. The neediest persons with at least 25 years of SBC ministerial service may receive as much as $600.
MISSION DIGNITY ministry can accept a gift of any amount and nothing is taken out for administrative costs--100% is used to help someone in need! All gifts are tax deductible to the maximum allowed by law.
Do you know a pastor or widow in need? We'd like to help! Visit
MissionDignity.org and click "Refer Someone in Need" or call 1-888-98-GUIDE.
Nursing Home Ministries
Special thanks to Bill Courtney, Adrian Haigler, and Rickey Redmond (all on our pulpit supply list) for their wonderful reach-out ministries in local nursing homes. These men visit area nursing homes and pray, preach, and have revivals for many seniors in our community.
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