The purpose of Open Door Baptist Missions is to promote the work of Christ in regions that have been closed to the Gospel or that presently have little or no Gospel witness. We strive to accomplish this task while the Lord has set before us an open door. (Revelation 3:8)
This is done through the collective support of local churches. We stand ready to help fundamental, Bible-believing churches place their missionary candidates on the field of God’s call.
It is our desire to give the Gospel to those who have never heard. We endeavor to partner with those who are already laboring in the harvest fields and help train those who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Monthly Missionary Updates
► As fall begins, Stephen & Tammi Wess in Las Vegas, Nevada have asked for prayer for continued development of relationships and spiritual growth as a result of the summer VBS program. The Wesses also have regular testimony and witness opportunities in the community through the little league baseball team that Stephen manages and the Good News Club that they direct at a local school.
► Recently, Paul & Melinda Schlehlein rejoiced over God blessing their church in South Africa. They held a special dedication service at their new building which they built from many self-made materials. Pray that the character of this small church would prevail over the “foolishness” of their noisy, prosperity gospel preaching, neighbor who is only seventy yards from the church.
From the Director
Cultural distinctions are often most recognizable geographically from nation to nation, but generational cultural differences are real and significant. Although some are bewildered by the traits of younger generations, God promises in His Word that Christ will be glorified through the Church to all generations. (Ephesians 3:20-21) I recently attended a Fellowship of Missions conference in which the impact of millennials upon missions was considered. Millennials are equipped with a fresh perspective on reaching the world’s people groups and are passionate about impacting the nations with the Gospel. ODBM was privileged to assist young missionaries serve in short-term mission assignments around the world this past summer. We praise the Lord for sending laborers of this generation to make disciples of Christ at home and beyond.
David A. Smith, Director