Greetings Brothers and Sisters,
I pray this newsletter finds you and your family being strengthened in prayer and surrounded by the care, compassion, and comfort of God. Oftentimes, we will be required to wait on the Lord on our journey of faith. The reality is that God’s timing does not always match our timing. In fact, when God does not meet our demands within our deadline we are tempted to wander away from God’s prescribed path for our lives. However, scripture informs us in Isaiah 55:8-9 that, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.” In essence, God’s plans are not our plans. More importantly, God’s plans are filled with purpose and less painful than our own. Therefore, Charles Spurgeon admonished those who have been tasked with waiting on God to, “Wait in prayer. Call on God and spread the case before. Express your unstaggering confidence in him. Wait in faith, for unfaithful, untrusting waiting is but an insult to the Lord. Wait in quiet patience, not murmuring because you are under the affliction, but blessing God for it.” My hope and prayer is for God to teach us to wait knowing that God has our best interest at heart. God knows each of us name by name, person by person, and situation by situation. God you know exactly what we stand in need of at this very moment. Although, it does not feel comfortable right now; let’s wait on God to supply the need, work out the problem, overcome the obstacle, heal the sickness, and move the mountain.
In His Service,
Rev. D. Alvin T. Armstead, Jr., Pastor
Weekly Virtual Schedule
Sunday: Live Sunday School via ZOOM & GoToMeeting. Interested? Email
Sunday: Live Streamed Message from the Senior Pastor (10:00am)
Tuesday: Prayer Call (6:00am (605) 475-4886 Access Code: 763201#)
Wednesday: Bible Study
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UMMBC SENIOR MISSIONARIES ON THE "M.O.V.E"
At a recent Women’s Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention, we were reminded that we are to be the hands and feet of Jesus and should be willing to:
M - Motivate, Minister
O - Observe, Organize
V - Volunteer, Vigilant
E - Educate, Evangelize
We are to leave our mission footprint wherever we go. As the need arises, we must be prepared to assist others. Each month the Senior Missionaries MOVE and reach out to others.
Here is a list of our outreach projects:
JANUARY - Provided breakfast foods and other items to City with Dwellings, which is an agency that works to end the crisis of homelessness in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.
FEBRUARY - Provided a monetary donation to Jeanette and Evans Walton and their mission ministry in Navrongo, Ghana.
MARCH - Provided toiletries to the Forsyth Prison and Jail Ministry and palm trees to enhance the Sanctuary on Palm Sunday.
APRIL - Distributed Easter Bags to our sick and shut-in members which contained toiletries and treats.
A shout out to Youth Missionary advisor Brittany Jenkins and the Youth Missionaries for the thinking-of-you cards they made for the Easter bags.
Contact Senior Missionary President Kathy Hines email@example.com for more information about the Senior Missionary Circle.
Remember we are all Missionaries!