Missions at Shearer Hills Baptist Church

Acts 1:8 is the basis of our Missions Ministry here at Shearer Hills Baptist Church.

Acts 1:8 says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

 

Our Jerusalem

Our Jerusalem is San Antonio. Our Sunday School Classes use the doors of opportunity to focus on their ministry.

Listed below are the Ministries that our Sunday School Classes have adopted as a class to support:
 

Baptist University of the Americas Scholarship – Supporting one student – Adult 4

Blankets of Love – Day Spring Class

Ways of Christ Church – Day Spring Class

Cross Point Ministries – Legacy Class

Grace House – Legacy Class

BCFS – CERI Moldova Transitional Care Program – Adult 1

Ronald McDonald House – Faith Builders

Sterling House Assisted Living Home – Ladies Class

Regent Care Nursing Home – Adult 3

Pinewood Derby Cars for the Canada Mission Trip – Adult 5 Cross Talk

Strong Foundations Ministries – Elective Class

Bob and Carol Davis Ministries – Credible Source

Cowboy Church at the Rodeo – Credible Source

Recovery Support – Credible Source

Sweet Dreams Hospital Ministry – Credible Source

 

Mission Nights in July 

In the month of July our church body uses each Sunday nights to engage in a Mission/Ministry activities. Such as:

  • Passing out water and asking for prayer request in our local parks
  • helping with yard work
  • preparing and serving meals for several local Fire Stations
  • Door to door asking for prayer request at a near by apartment complex
  • helping a local family shelter

 

If you would be interested in participating in Mission Nights in July, please join us at 5:30 in our church foyer.

Our Judea

Our Judea is Texas. We support ministries and participate in them in different ways here in Texas.

Financial Support: Each of these ministries listed below is supported on a monthly basis by your tithes and offerings. .

Baptist University of the Americas – This is a university in San Antonio that primarily trains Pastors from South America and then sends them back to their home countries to lead churches.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes – The FCA Mission: To present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

San Antonio Baptist Association Saturate Program – This program helps to start new church starts in nontraditional settings.  Example: a home church

Grace HouseGrace House is a faith-based ministry focused on women who are at risk. Grace House was established to train, support and give hope to women following incarceration, or those in the midst of perilous lifestyles.

SAMM Shelter – SAMMinistries’ Homeless Prevention Services provide rental assistance, utility assistance and supportive services to enable individuals and families who are in imminent danger of eviction, or are currently homeless.

Baptist Student UnionBaptist Student Ministry is supported by Baptists in Texas to be a blessing to college students.

Breckenridge VillageBreckenridge Village of Tyler is a caring residential community for adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.

South Texas Baptist Children’s HomeSouth Texas Children’s Home Ministries (STCHM) is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that has been caring for children and families since 1952.

North East San Antonio Faith in ActionNESA is an interfaith non-profit organization who has been helping the home bound elderly living in northeast San Antonio since 1984.

 

Last year, in 2013, we were also able to work with Buckner Baptist Benevolence in the Valley. We provided shoes for families living in the Colonias near McAllen Texas. We collected 304 pairs of shoes.

Shearer Hills also supports many ministries through the Mary Hill Davis offering taken in September for the Ministries of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

 

Our Samaria

Our Samaria is North America. One area we are involved with is Montreal Canada. Here are some statistics for the Quebec region of Canada.

  • For every 32 cities Quebec, there is one Evangelical church (a church that tells others about Jesus).
  • For every 184,540 people, there is one church.
  • Quebec has 1,307 cities/communities.
  • There are 1,000 communities without an Evangelical church.

As a church we are financially supporting a North American Missionary named Michael Akinpelu. He is starting a church in Montreal, Canada. We have also taken one mission trip to participate in a Corn Festival. This festival was an outreach for the church.  We will be returning in August of 2014 to again work at the Corn Festival. Below is the latest letter from Michael Akinpelu.

What happened this month (April 2014)

I am grateful for the opportunity to attend two encouraging events this month. The first one was the T4G Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, thanks to Parma Baptist Church, Cleveland, and the other one was on discipleship and took place here in Montreal.

Also, we had an event to encourage Isaac, one of our members, who lost his mother in Côte d’Ivoire in March. This brought close a hundred people together to whom I was privileged to speak to. It also allowed us to meet new families and invite them to our gathering.

 

As per registering our church with the government, the documents were finally accepted this month, after two attempts in a period of about one year. I am so grateful to the Lord. Please pray along that the registration number will be delivered without any further problems or complications.

As part of our plan to be well structured in our ministry and have the tools necessary for reaching a community that is more and more attracted by technologies, we are planning on having a very good Website ready by the end of June. To this effect, I have met Web developers who are willing to help us build a Website that will meet our needs. This is also vital to reaching University students.

As part of my plan to recruit leaders, I have appointments with two potential leaders (one to help with the work in Pointe-aux-Trembles and the other for the work among university students). I am trusting the Lord to add them to the work He’s called us to do.

 

Prayer Requests

– Visibility and opportunity to show Christ’s love during the city’s Family Fest on May 24th, as we volunteer at this event.

– Open door and persons of peace, as I hang out among university students.

– Provisions for an effective student ministry.

– Provision for a permanent place of worship and ministry. This will cost between $1,200 and $1,500 a month.

– One of our members has been recently diagnosed with cancer. Pray for healing, for her family and their faith. They are fairly new believers.

  – Strength


Michael

 

Michael and Kimi Akinpelu - Church Planters in Montreal, Canada

Michael and Kimi Akinpelu – Church Planters in Montreal, Canada

Our Ends of the Earth

Our ends of the earth is anywhere outside of North America.

 

Haiti

  • In 2012, Shearer Hills began ministry in Jacmel, Haiti. A group of 12 men began construction of a new school in a small village called Mt. Fleury. We dug trenches for the foundation and filled them by bucket. Around 90,000 lbs. of concrete.
  • In 2013, Shearer Hills returned to Haiti. However, we were unable to work on the school in Mt. Fleury. We were able to help complete an Orphanage located in Jacmel.
  • In 2014, Shearer Hills returned with two groups. One group of constructors and one group of instructors. Our constructors were able to build the trusses for the school in Mt. Fleury and then the Haitian crew finished the construction of the school. Our group of instructors worked with three local schools in teacher development. Our team hosted a teacher’s workshop on Saturday. Then during the week they visited each of the three schools. On the first day at the schools our team taught a lesson on art, geography, Bible and physical education. The second day the Haitian teachers used the new ideas taught to them and they used these techniques to teach their class.
 
Other countries we have partnered with
  • Guatemala
  • Moldova
  • Costa Rica
  • Montreal