Baptist Friendship House (New Orleans)
In recognizing the worth and dignity of homeless women and children, Baptist Friendship House seeks to minister to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs, through love, action, and truth as revealed in God’s Word in Matthew 25, and 1 John 3:17-18.
Baptist Friendship House is located four blocks from the historic New Orleans French Market on the northern edge of the French Quarter. It is a ministry of the North American Mission Board, SBC and New Orleans Baptist Association (NOBA). It began its ministry on September 29, 1944, in a building at 732 Frenchmen Street. On June 1, 1947, it was relocated to its present location of 813 Elysian Fields Avenue.
The community has been through many changes over the years, but the continued purpose of the center has been to minister to the surrounding community and metropolitan area, through holistic ministry.
The number of homeless women with children continues to increase. Today families make up one third of the nation’s homeless population. To address this increasing need of homeless women and children, on August 19, 1999, Baptist Friendship House obtained a permit to provide overnight lodging.
Today, Friendship House has continued to minister to the community and through the Transitional Housing Ministry.
Baptist Friendship House’s operation is dependent upon contributions made by churches and individuals. You are a vital part of the ministry. Please visit the ‘How You Can Help’ page to see opportunities to support and pray for the ministries of Baptist Friendship House.
There are 20,000 college students enrolled at The University of Alaska here in Anchorage. God has called us to reach them. At most, we are so excited and cannot wait for them to arrive!
Scott’s passion for discipling college students is stronger than ever. Ruthie agrees. Without being aware of our next thing, one day Ruthie declared, “Mom! What if we did campus ministry at UAA?” Out of the mouths of babes. We are so ready to follow Christ to this campus. The harvest is certainly plentiful, but where are the workers? There has been limited evangelical outreach or ministry to UAA over the past years, a fact that has driven Scott mad since we moved here. He’s had numerous conversations over the past few years with some of these students. They are hungry. But we aren’t in the south anymore, and the Last Frontier is a whole new playing field. God is already moving; CRU and Chi-Alpha have recently begun ministry. But 17,000 students walk on this campus. They arrive from all over the state, from towns and remote villages, searching for their future, their dreams, and a purpose. Many of them drop out after their freshman year. They never connect. They never find community. Who will introduce them to their Savior? We agree with the Lord: this must change. Once again, Scott is ready to team together with CRU and Chi-Alpha, united under one common goal: bring Jesus to students.
THIS IS A GOD THING. He’s already gone before, paved the way, laid the foundation. So we step where He steps and go where He goes. This is His. What an honor that He has chosen our crazy little family to JOIN HIM in reaching UAA with the Gospel.
Mission Arlington | Mission Metroplex
Tillie Burgin and her family served the Lord as missionaries in South Korea. When the Burgins came home in 1978, after a decade of service, they knew that God had a different plan for their life, a plan which involved Arlington, Tillie’s home town.
A persistent question kept coming to Tillie’s mind and heart during this time: “If we could do missions in Korea, why can’t we do missions in Arlington?” Tillie and those closest to her began to pray. They prayed for seven years. On August 1, 1986, Mission Arlington® began.
The Lord birthed Mission Arlington® through the faithfulness of God’s people at First Baptist Arlington, Tillie’s home church. Ladies from the church met each week in homes to pray through the years. They prayed more intensely for four months prior to August 1st. Mission Arlington® was birthed in prayer. That spirit of prayer still forms the foundation of everything Mission Arlington®does today – more than three decades later.
In 1990 Mission Metroplex® was formed. The existence of Mission Metroplex® allowed the participation of many churches from around the city, throughout the nation, and across the denominational spectrum. By doing this, First Baptist courageously accelerated a kingdom vision and multiplied evangelism, discipleship and ministry to people even beyond its own reach.
Today, Mission Arlington®, under the umbrella of Mission Metroplex®, continues to be surrounded by such a wonderful family of supporters. Individuals, families, civic organizations, schools, churches, and businesses all join together to help Mission Arlington® / Mission Metroplex® fulfill its mission of serving God and loving His people.
Tbilisi - Georgia
Tbilisi was a completely forested area in Georgia. In 1,500 years this mostly uninhabited place has become the largest city in, and capital of Georgia with 1.25 million inhabitants. We have identified 40 different neighborhoods or suburban areas within this area called Tbilisi. We ask you to walk with us in prayer to reach the people living here. Eventually, we pray that in each one of these 40 areas at least one evangelical group will meet. Currently, less than 0.5% of the people here are evangelical Christians, although 90% claim to be Christian (from the Georgian Orthodox Church). We want to systematically cover these areas in prayer. Please, join us in prayer for Tbilisi.
Go and Tell Ministries
Go and Tell Ministries is rooted in a deep awareness of the power of God to move in remarkable and unusual ways to bring people unto Himself. The story of Go and Tell’s beginnings is very much a testament of God’s power to transform one life in order to touch many others. The foundation of this ministry is directly linked to the personal journey of its founder, Mary K. Yarbrough. Below is Mary’s own reflection of the events that led to the foundation of Go and Tell Ministries…
Mary Yarbrough visited Matamoros three times before she committed to the Lord to come here and serve Him. And finally in February 2007, she was able to come home. She was able to come to Mexico to live, work and serve Him. This ministry we call Go and Tell has been placed here to complete two objectives.
- To minister to those we encounter daily who face the monumental tasks of feeding their families, clothing them, finding medical care, providing adequate housing, education and training and perhaps employment – all with the great hope and prayer that as we attempt to reach out and meet their physical needs they will be touched by God’s grace, love and mercy and be called unto Him.
- To work with the local churches and national believers to facilitate them to do the work of fulfilling the Great Commission – the work of not only spreading the Word but training disciples who will follow the call of our Lord.
For her – God’s call to serve Him was a process and it took me a long time to finally get to the place He has for me. But through the whole process there has been one constant command and that is the command to Go and Tell- to go and share the love of God – to share the truth of our need for Him – to reach the unreachable with the grace and mercy of the gospel and facilitate others to do the same.