A Time For Purposeful Praying and Generous Giving

Throughout our history, Alabama Baptists have been faithful in support of Southern Baptist international missionaries — through faithful praying and generous giving. 

Our missions personnel continue to express their gratitude for the support of Alabama Baptists.

This is a time, now more than ever, to be purposeful in our praying for our international missionaries as some of them are considering an offer for voluntary retirement incentive from the IMB.

In addition, we need to be even more generous in our giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and through the Cooperative Program.

In the days to come, Alabama Baptists and other Southern Baptists will have the opportunity to welcome some of our missionaries back home as they transition to a new chapter in their lives. 

During this transition time, these missionaries will need our encouragement and counsel.

As you well know, we are fast approaching the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering season. Prayerfully consider making your largest gift ever to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Pam and I will be doing so, and we hope you will consider the same.

This is one tangible way we can support international missions during this time of deep concern for our missionaries. 

For promotional materials and other information about the Lottie Christmas Offering for International Missions, please contact Dawn Watkins at Alabama WMU at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 226, or (334) 613-2226, [email protected], Materials may also be ordered online at AlabamaWMU.org/freeresources

Executive Director of Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions

State Missionary Rick Lance was elected in June of 1998 to serve as executive director of the State Board of Missions and treasurer of the Alabama Baptist Convention. Rick leads state missions efforts and facilitates Great Commission Ministries for the Convention's 3,200+ churches and more than one million Alabama Baptists.

Rick and his wife, Pam, are members at First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have two daughters.

Any requests for Rick Lance to speak in or visit your church should be directed to Billie Davis at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 253 or (334) 613-2253, [email protected]

For questions about Dr. Lance's Facebook and Twitter accounts or his blog site, you may contact his social media assistant, Keith Hinson, at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 289 or (334) 613-2289, [email protected]