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Thanksgiving

November 23, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments (2)

This time of year is a great time to be thankful for the military serving our country. They defend our freedom to have such holidays intended to worship God in thanks. Thank God and pray for those who cannot be with their families this year.

We are blessed to represent our Savior. We are blessed to have the salvation He offers freely. Thank the Lord!

Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.


Military Missions Goes Full Circle

March 9, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

We are at the missions conference at Heritage Baptist Church in Mehlingen, Germany right now. The pastor is Gary Craft, who was my family’s pastor when we lived in Spain 25 years ago. Were it not for Pastor and Mrs. Craft’s influence on my parents, my parents probably would not be where they are as missionaries reaching the military. Consequently, I would not be where I am. Praise the Lord, military missions has gone full-circle; and that’s what it’s all about.


The Global Outreach of Military Missions

January 18, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Recently we have seen may people in churches that are from military churches we have been a part of. It seems that wherever we go we meet someone who was reached through military missions or was in some way affected in a church overseas.

 Military missions, in all its dozens of ministries worldwide, touches more than the local bases in Germany, Japan, Italy, Guam, and the churches stateside that have special military ministries. When a member of the military is stationed overseas, the typical tour of duty is about one to three years. In this time, a military missionary has a great opportunity to reach the with the Gospel, disciple them, and get them plugged into a ministry. After the tour of duty is over, with God’s help, the faithful ones will move on to another church back in the States and be  fruitful active member. Other still will become missionaries and pastors themselves, reaching many more souls and making the ministry go full-circle.

 In 2010, we saw several people in churches all over the States that have come from Maranatha Baptist Church in Okinawa, Japan. Four of these were Bible college students training for ministry. 

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. II Tim. 2:2


Merry Christmas!

December 2, 2010 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Merry Christmas! I trust you are enjoying the blessings of the holidays. This season finds families decorating, baking, wrapping presents, writing cards, visiting family and friends, and preparing for various Christmas programs. All this busyness can be summed up in the “spirit” of the season – giving. People are giving time, effort, presents, and Christmas greetings. Many even have the opportunity to give to those who have less through their churches and through other charitable organizations.

Why is giving considered to be “the spirit of Christmas”? Why has giving permeated so many of our Christmas traditions? Many refer to the gift of the Magi, the gold, frankincense, and myrrh brought to the Christ child. There is a Gift far greater than any earthly treasure – the very first Christmas Gift. 

“For God so loved the world, that he GAVE his only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”(John 3:16)

Jesus Christ came to earth that we might receive Him and the salvation that He offers freely to us as a gift. His mission was to offer this gift to everyone.  

Here we are two thousand years later, and Jesus has given the same mission to those of us who have accepted His gift of salvation: “…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15) 

While it is wonderful to give time and material gifts to those we love, let us not forget to share the Good News with those around us. Pray for laborers to go to those far away who may spend this Christmas without the Gift that matters most – salvation. 

“Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:38)

Let us also remember those Americans who will not be spending Christmas at home or with family because they are overseas. Maybe you will have an opportunity to pray with family, and you will mention the ones you know fighting for our freedom and thank the Lord for them.


An Introduction to The Pilalas Family

November 16, 2010 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Psalm 144: 1-2 “Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.”

The military men and women of the US Armed Forces are truly a field that is white unto harvest. Those who server our great country are in need of a Savior. A Redeemer who can protect, comfort, and bring the victory not only on the battle field but in the heart. Our Lord Jesus Christ is that Savior. America has over a million Armed Forces personnel, over 33,000 those along with their families are stationed in Japan. Jesse and Lynne Pilalas have been led to bring the message of hope to the military men and women stationed in Japan.

While serving at Maranatha Baptist Church, just out side Kadena Air Base Okinawa, Jesse and Lynne saw the need first hand for military missions throughout Japan. With the support of BIMI the Pilalas family is currently on deputation raising the support needed to reach the service men and women of Misawa Air Base, Japan. Partnering with the local churches in America, Jesse and Lynne pray the Lord will use them in a mighty way to reach those who protect the freedoms all Americans enjoy.

Please join the Pilalas family as they desire to reach the field as quickly as the Lord will have them.