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
► The lack of peace in the Middle East brings much stress into many lives daily. Emile & Dianne Barrouk regularly hear of the fears, concerns, and sufferings of the people around them. This situation brings ministry opportunities. Yet, ministry in this part of the world is challenging and often a lonely road to walk. Pray for their strength as they continue to share that true peace comes only through Christ.
► Eric & Cathy Chapman continue to seek opportunities to share the Gospel in Lithuania. They plan to distribute 35,000 Scripture Calendars. They have scheduled a Christmas concert and plan regular evangelistic evenings, as well as a Monday practical English skills time, which includes a Bible lesson. Pray that the Lord would reach the children and their families that they minister to at the nearby camp.
From the Director
Since being a young boy, I have often tried to imagine what the first Christmas was like and what it must have been like for the shepherds to see the angels and hear the wonderful news that the Savior, Christ the Lord, was born in Bethlehem. They were so impacted by the angels’ proclamation and then by seeing the Christ child in the manger that they went abroad sharing with others the things they had both heard and seen. Prior to that, the Jewish people had been praying, yearning, and looking for the Messiah. Christ’s coming that first Christmas resulted in much joy and worship! But Christ came for all mankind. John, when seeing Jesus years later, proclaimed “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” (John1:29) This Christmas season may we follow the shepherds example and do our part to publish the Good News around the world!
David Smith, Director