January 12, 2023 Newsletter


We are looking at restarting the men’s ministry.
This Saturday, January 14th at 8:00 AM we will meet at The Pancake House (640 E. Pancake Blvd.)  We will eat, have a devotional and discuss a schedule of men’s ministry activities for this year. 
Come to enjoy fellowship and some good food with other men.
Hey Church!
We’re kicking off a new year with a new series called, “I LOVE my Church”!  
We’re excited to kick off a brand new year with each and every one of YOU!
    Wednesday Night Dinner
               January 18, 2023
                  5:15 – 6:00 PM

Turkey & Noodles
Mashed Potatoes
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Lottie Moon Mission Offering
Everyone in the small church wondered if the baptism was ever going to happen. In this Central Asian city visited by thousands of tourists each year, the delays kept stacking up.

Delay one: A new believer fell through a double-paned glass sliding door, landing him in the hospital.

Delay two: The pool overflowed, flooding everything around it.

Finally, everything fell into place and the new believers were baptized. They shared stories of meeting Jesus and choosing to follow Him. The celebration marked an extra special occasion — welcoming a man and a woman into the family of God. In this Central Asian city, only about 0.01% of the population follows Christ.

“It’s kind of a number that doesn’t mean very much,” Erik White, International Mission Board missionary, said, trying to explain a statistic that normally rounds down to zero. “The best way to explain it is ‘very, very, very few believers here.’ Because of that, there are even fewer churches.”

Each decision, and subsequent baptism, is cause for celebration. Having a female submitting to Christ is rare. In this city, most interest in the gospel comes from young men. Through strategic placement of advertisements on social media, the team made up of IMB missionaries and local ministry partners have piqued interest in learning more about the gospel. The one-on-one contact most often begins with answering questions and progresses to studying Scripture.

A lot of young people are disillusioned by the majority religion in this area. Many turned to a hybrid-form of Deism — not wanting to say there’s no god but searching for a better answer.

“So that’s why Southern Baptists sent us,” Erik explained. “Here, we try to do the missionary task to see healthy churches among the peoples and places of our city.”

In this global city are immigrants sleeping on dingy warehouse floors, troubled youth escaping into the shadows of gaming salons and minority groups struggling to find acceptance. Erik sees a lot of beauty here but what God continues to show him are neighborhoods filled with people in desperate need of the gospel.

Equipping a local church or believer to engage their neighbors with the gospel can take 5-10 years. The goal is to have local believers pouring into others so they might go and see new churches planted. The reality is that there are few believers. Millions walk the city streets without knowing the Savior. That’s why each proclamation and baptism is cause for rejoicing and celebration, despite the delays.

Please join us in sacrificially giving for this offering.
Our next quarterly business meeting will be on Sunday, January 29th at 5 PM in the worship center.  

Anyone can come to the business meeting, all church members are encouraged to come and help take care of the church business.
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    First Southern Baptist Church
    621 N Western
    Liberal, Kansas  67901

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Dear FSBC –

Thank you for allowing us to use the church for Jerry’s service.  We appreciate your prayers during this time.

The Carlile & Garrison Families
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Offering required weekly for 2023 – $10,415.13
Offering received for Sunday, January 8, 2023 – $10,440.17

Year to date budgeted $20,830.26    Year to date received $13,064.77

Lottie Moon Mission Offering $3,383.91

Totals for 2022

2022 Year Budgeted – $556,742.16         2022 Year Received – $518,221.89

 Christian Light Foundation Total – $3,486.00
Lottie Moon Mission Total – $3,338.91
Viola Webb Mission Total – $1,566.75
Bill Koehn Mission Total – $3,724.90
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