I love the fall season for the cooler weather, the colorful leaves, and football!  Football is an iconic team sport.  Each position has very distinct roles yet each is vital to the team’s success.  In this aspect, I am reminded of missions.  First are the missionaries, serving on the fields, making disciples, and planting churches.  The foundation to each missionary is their home and sending church.  The local church is the missionary’s primary stability, authority, and refuge.  Next are many other churches and individuals who faithfully pray and financially support the missionaries.  Finally, the mission agency serves a critical role to the team effort by using its experience and expertise to encourage and strategically assist both missionaries and churches.  Pray for ODBM as we serve churches and missionaries to impact the nations with the Gospel for God’s glory!  

David A. Smith (Director)