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
► Pray for ODBM missionaries and associates living and serving in Israel. The missile attacks from the Hamas terrorist group have hit near the Tel Aviv airport and are approaching Jerusalem where Emile & Dianne Barrouk live and minister. Pray for innocent victims in both Israel and the Gaza Strip. Pray for God’s servants to have wisdom and for people to respond to the sharing of God’s Word.
► A man with evil intent is taking advantage of corruption in Haiti to try to steal missionary property that is home to a church, Bible College, Christian schools, and missionary housing. Pray that God will protect the missionaries (Tim & RoseAnne Bower and Harry & Melissa Peart), Haitian believers, and the Christian attorney who is assisting them. Pray that justice will be done and Christ will be glorified.
From the Director
During a recent trip to the Asia Pacific region to preach, visit missionaries, and assist local, national churches, I had the pleasant and unexpected blessing of visiting two historical WW II sites. Locals in both locations expressed their appreciation and gratitude to America for coming to their forefathers’ aid by providing political freedom through the sending of the U.S. armed forces and then spiritual freedom through the sending of missionaries. The daily news reports remind us that many in the world live in troubled and dangerous times again today. Some call upon America’s leaders to exercise its power and influence to rescue those under the oppression of evil leaders. Jesus calls upon His Church to send His ambassadors to rescue those under the dominance of sin and Satan. Are we actively responding to His call?
David A. Smith, Director