Back from Brazil

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The Hensleys have served the Lord in Brazil, South America since 1996. They have worked with orphanages, started mission points, established churches, and are presently conducting a seminary to train Brazilian pastors.

June 18, 2022

Dear friends and family,

Since returning home from Brazil in April we have made plans for the next trip back to Brazil multiple times, only to have them cancelled multiple times. So here we are with the plans for a trip in September and October for classes and possibly our first graduation for our Masters class. The location is still being sought for availability. The Seminary is still being sought after and classes are still being prepared even though the in-person classes have been on hold for some time now. Continue praying for the Pastors there in Brazil as students, and the Pastors here in the States as Professors, that the desire to study and teach God’s Word never fades.

The Conference we were to attend in July has been cancelled for the third time and so we will wait for the class in September and October. Along with the classes, we will be in contact with some Pastors and prospective students preparing for the semester to start next year.

Sometimes it is easy to get ahead of our Lord and Savior. What we need to do first is pray and plan, then wait on the Lord. We MUST wait on the Lord’s will always. When we do that, we will accomplish what His plans are for His ministry.

In our March/April, visit we were able to participate in the celebration of the 8-year Anniversary of Caragua Baptist Church. It was such an honor to preach for them and to celebrate with old friends. It was AWESOME to see how God is growing His kingdom in that church. They are growing back as COVID is slowed down. It is a continuing work in process. How AWESOME is the God we serve.

While in Caragua, we were able to connect with the missionaries to two groups in Rio. The Guarani Indians and the Qulambo tribe of descendants of the slaves of Brazil. The missionaries are supported by the Caragua Baptist Church, so we also help them in their ministry.

Our church here in Florida has a sewing group that sews dresses for missions and we were able to take 100 dresses to these girls in Rio. These ladies are doing an AWESOME project and now several churches have joined with them, and they are also making shorts for the boys. They decided that the girls should not reap all the goodies so now the boys will receive some of the handiwork also. The pictures are of the dresses, and you can see the joy on their faces and see that it is not just the children who are happy to receive the dresses, but the adult women were also wearing the dresses too.

Thank each and every one of you for your prayers and your financial support. It would be difficult to do all that we do without you. We are always thankful for you that God has put in our lives.

In His service,
AJ and Barbara

CONTACT INFO

AJ & Barbara Hensley
30524 Mimi St
Sebring, FL 33870-0530
AJ: 859-539-2302 | Barbara: 859-539-1424
ajcaragua@gmail.com

For ministry donations:
Pastor George Sledd, Treasurer of BFM
P.O. Box 471280 | Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280
or click here to donate to BFM online.


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BFM National Conferences Outreach

An Update from Pastor George Sledd

“Sheridan Stanton and I represented BFM at the annual 2022 Founders Conference in Fort Myers, FL over January 20-23. It was a great time of fellowship and hearing the Word of God. We were able to distribute nearly 100 BFM books/outreach handouts to those who came by our display booth. We are hoping that God will lead other pastors and churches to come on board to partner and help us with missions.”

Thank you to those who have given and to those who are giving to help with the expenses for these outreach efforts!

A close-up of the conference display booth
Sheridan Stanton & George Sledd, Directors of BFM, at the National Founders Conference in Fort Myers, Florida

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2017 Thanksgiving Missions Conference

64th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING MISSIONS CONFERENCE
November 13-14-15, 2017
New Hope Baptist Church | Dearborn Heights MI
Pastor Terry Adkins

“…how He had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.” Acts 14:27

For directions to New Hope Baptist Church or information on lodging, please contact: Pastor Terry Adkins (313)562-5579 or pastorterrynewhope@yahoo.com

PLEASE NOTE AND PLAN TO ATTEND EACH SESSION: since this is a MISSIONS CONFERENCE in the interests of the Missionaries who are supported through Baptist Faith Missions, we are making every effort to present every one of our missionaries, especially those whom you have not seen or heard in-person over the past year. They will either be present and preaching in person or we are making arrangements to stream and project a personal visit with them via Skype.

MONDAY EVENING, November 13th
5:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Music
6:45 pm Singing
7:15 pm Message: Pastor George Sledd, Jordan Baptist Church, Sanford FL
8:00 pm Singing
8:25 pm Message: Missionary John Mark Hatcher, Tournefeuille, FRANCE

TUESDAY MORNING, November 14th
9:15 am Music
9:30 am Singing
9:45 am Meet Your Missionary via Skype: Missionary Judson Hatcher, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
10:15 am Meet Your Missionary via Skype: Missionary Roger Tate, Kitale, KENYA
11:00 am Break
11:15 am Message: Missionary AJ Hensley, Caraguatatuba, BRAZIL
12:00 Noon LUNCH

TUESDAY AFTERNOON, November 14th
1:30 pm BFM Advisory Meeting. Everyone is welcome. Please attend and feel free to ask any questions you might have about BFM or OUR MISSIONARIES.

TUESDAY EVENING, November 14th
5:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Music
7:00 pm Meet Your Missionary via Skype: Missionary Mike Creiglow, Cruzeiro do Sul, BRAZIL
7:30 pm Singing
7:45 pm Message: Missionary Bobby Wacaser, Curitiba, BRAZIL
8:30 pm Meet Your Missionary via Skype: Missionary Odali Barros, Iranduba, BRAZIL

WEDNESDAY MORNING, November 15th
9:45 am Music
10:00 am Singing
10:15 am Message: Pastor Sheridan Stanton, Berea Baptist Church, Hiddenite NC
11:00 am Singing
11:15 am Message: Pastor Mark Pyles, Grace Baptist Church of Fairborn, Fairborn OH
12:00 Noon LUNCH


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Spring Conference 2013 [Tuesday Morning]

 

The Spring Conference this morning at Thompson Road Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky.

Pastor Mark Pyles from Grace Baptist Church in Fairborn, Ohio delivered the message. His text was from Exodus 33 and he wanted us to see the great need of God’s people to see God’s glory.

Below are some nuggets of truth from his message:

The first thing we need to do to enjoy God’s glory is to strip ourselves of all worldliness. Some gifts from God we make idols–we must discard them.

We must commit to the place of His presence (vs. 7-11). Many go through motions of religious practice while making idols in our head. His presence is in the camp. His presence is outside the camp. (Hebrews 13:13) His presence is in the home.

Are you interceding for your nation? For the lost? (vs. 12-17)

The more you know Him, the more you want to know Him. (vs.18-23) Moses had seen more of God than any man at that point.

God proclaims His goodness by proclaiming His sovereignty. 

God answers Moses’ request by giving Moses what he needed, not what he asked for. God hid Moses in the cleft of the rock. We are hid in Christ, our Protection and Safety!

Why didn’t God show Moses His face? His face represents His whole being. (2 Corinthians 3:18)

We will be transformed from glory to glory. A metamorphosis! Changing from glory to glory to glory.

We see the glory of God by seeing people saved. We see the glory of God by seeing believers being obedient and in the Word. 

When the glory of God is revealed, we will see the enemy attack.

Do you desire to see the glory of God?


We hope you can join us tonight! [Schedule]



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