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Unreached People Group of the Day

Arab, Cyrenaican

Population
1,694,000

Primary Language
Arabic, Libyan Spoken

Primary Religion
Islam

% Evangelical
3%

Mission Fact of the Day
Nigeria has 294 people groups (8,834,000 individuals) whose primary language does not have Bible portions available.
Mission Network News
  • Need a break? Catch up on today's #globalmissions headlines: bit.ly/2qricd7 Go from #Colombia to #Cambodia… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
    December 6, 2019, 12:00 PM
  • Exciting things are happening this weekend in Southeast Asia: bit.ly/2Pjnf7V @Bibles4TheWorld #Cambodia
    December 6, 2019, 11:00 AM
  • The increasing pressure on Christians in #China may get you down, but there’s a reason to hope:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
    December 6, 2019, 10:00 AM
"Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name." 1 Chronicles 16:28-29
Old Bethel Church
Facilitator: Roger Graham

Old Bethel was the first protestant church west of the Mississippi. It ceased to exist by 1867 and its structure was rebuilt in 2009 on the original site as a reminder to all churches of the reason they exist lest they forget: 

"In 1824, a new association was formed out of Bethel Association, and was called the Cape Girardeau Association. Since Bethel Association, being led by Old Bethel,  had refused to connect themselves with any missionary organization, the ten churches that formed the Cape Girardeau Association felt it necessary to establish the new association.

During the years from 1806 until 1832, Bethel Church and the Cape Girardeau Association thrived. Beginning around that time, the association began to split into the pro- and anti-mission factions, and by 1840, the eight pro-missions churches withdrew and founded another association, leaving Bethel Church behind with their anti- missions sentiments. The church withdrew fellowship from several members during that time for supporting missions activities. The church continued insulating themselves from any but those who agreed with their stance." (http://baptistparchments.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/heartlinefall2005.pdf) 

The Cape Girardeau Baptist Association wanted to ensure their member churches understood the importance of engaging in the Great Commission commanded by Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20 so they crafted their Constitution Mission Statement in Artice II to read "As a community of churches embracing the inerrancy of the Bible, we shall assist one another as we partner together in carrying out God's Great Commission." Our forefathers were not content to only send money to a mission agency but chose to engage together in the task of taking the gospel to all the peoples of the earth.  The churches of the association today share that conviction and Old Bethel provides a physical witness of the hazards of abanding that conviction.

If you would like to tour Old Bethel or perhaps hold an event there, please contact our Association Office.

For directions to Old Bethel in Jackson MO, please Click Here

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