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Pray for your State Missionaries – June 2018

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Jenni Carter
June 2
Jenni joined the state missions staff in 2013 and serves in the Kids Groups and Faith Development ministry area. She assists church preschool and children’s ministries in the following areas: conference leader enlistment, minister networking, ministry policies and procedures, and safety and security issues. She also provides VBS strategies and training and VBS multiplier enlistment assistance, as well as assistance with church weekday education issues and resources. Please pray for Jenni and the valuable resources she provides to church preschool and children’s ministries.

Ricky Thrasher
June 4
Ricky is a state missionary in the Community Missions area, and has served for 16 years in this capacity. He is responsible for Church and Community Ministries, which includes 18 Baptist ministry centers across the state, prison evangelism and ministry, alcohol and drug addiction recovery at Penfield Christian Home and HEART Ministry, and the SBC World Hunger Fund. He also ministers through the GBMB Chaplaincy program, assisting over 200 Georgia Baptist chaplains who serve in the military, hospitals, prisons, institutions, and industry. Finally, he oversees Student Summer Missionaries who work in mission projects for 10 weeks during the summer. Ricky requests prayer for the summer missionaries as they prepare to serve throughout our state.

Larry Wynn
June 6
Having joined the Georgia Baptist Mission Board staff in October 2012, Larry serves as Vice President of Church Revitalization and Evangelism. He and staff work to establish mentoring networks among Georgia churches for the purpose of strengthening and encouraging church vitality. Healthy, vibrant churches have incredible potential and power to transform lives, impact communities, and reduce lostness in Georgia and beyond.

Prior to joining our staff, Larry served as Vice President for Evangelization and Leadership Development at the North American Mission Board. He also served as Senior Pastor of Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula, Georgia for 33 years. In his three decades at Hebron, Larry and the church recorded more than 10,000 baptisms. Please pray for Larry as he works to strengthen our churches.

Bill Wheeler
June 10
Bill has served for 22 years as director of the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. This picturesque retreat and conference center is surrounded by Lake Louise and can host groups of up to 1,000 guests in its hotels, lodge, and cabins. The center also offers a 1,000-seat auditorium, a 300-seat chapel, 42 conference rooms, and a dining hall. A campground is available with 22 lakeside campsites and a waterfront covered, open air theater. Camp Tugalo, a lakeside children’s camp, sleeps 80 and has its own dining hall and completely equipped kitchen. Churches and associations find Camp Tugalo to be the perfect location for their children’s camps. Bill’s birthday falls when summer camps are in full session at the center. His prayer during this exciting time is that many children’s hearts will be receptive to the great love God has for each of them, that they will come to know who Jesus is, and give their all to Him by becoming a part of His kingdom. Please pray that Satan will be bound from the grounds all summer. Also, pray for the team members at Toccoa who put in long days, but do it all for the glory and honor of the one and only God!

Mike Flowers
June 14
Mike has served state missions for 17 years in Men’s Ministries. He coordinates the Royal Ambassador and Challengers ministry areas. He also serves as the Camp Director of Camp Kaleo, a Georgia Baptist camp in Forsyth, Georgia that is open year-round as a retreat center for Georgia Baptist churches and other groups. Camp Kaleo provides a summer resident camp program in a Christian atmosphere for boys in grades 1 through 12 of all denominations. Opportunities for exploration, challenge, and adventures are offered through a well-trained staff within the safe confines of a resident program. Mike requests prayer for the Kaleo staff and himself as they provide a life-changing camp environment for Summer Day Camp, church groups and Royal Ambassadors. Pray that men and boys will be drawn to Camp Kaleo this summer, and that God will speak to these individuals as the staff directs them to seek God with all their hearts. Also, please pray for those who will serve on the camp faculty as camp pastors, missionaries and nurses.

Bobby Boswell
June 21
Bobby has been on the state missions staff since 1983, and serves as Assistant Executive Director. He is charged with overseeing the work of all ministries of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.

These include:
• Adult Groups and Faith Development
• Associational Missions and Convention Planning
• Camp Kaleo Retreat Center
• Church Administration Ministry
• Church Minister Relations
• Church Planting Ministry
• Collegiate Ministry
• Community Missions and Disaster Response
• Cooperative Program Giving and Stewardship
• Georgia Baptist Conference Center, Toccoa
• Georgia Baptist Men’s Ministry
• Groups and Faith Development
• Intercultural Church Planting and Mission Ministry
• Kids Groups and Faith Development
• Regional State Missionaries
• Student Groups and Faith Development
• Worship and Music Ministry

Each ministry is available to the churches of the Georgia Baptist Convention. Please feel free to contact the appropriate ministry for assistance to your church. This assistance is made possible through the Cooperative Program and Mission Georgia Offerings. On his birthday, Bobby asks that Georgia Baptists pray for the State Missionaries of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board as they travel the state ministering in churches and associations.

Pray for events this summer that involve children and youth- Camp Pinnacle, Camp Kaleo, Super WOW, Music Camps, children’s and youth events at the conference center in Toccoa, student summer missionaries and the International Youth Camps.

Jerry Johnson
June 25
Jerry has served state missions for 33 years, and is senior campus minister for Baptist Collegiate Ministries at Georgia Southern University. With over 20,000 students, the fields “are white unto harvest.” Jerry shares the following requests during his birthday month: “Pray for continued positive Kingdom repercussions from our Spring Mission teams; these trips were life changing. Pray that students won’t ‘get over it’ as they go back to their everyday lives. Pray also for the BCM team leaders at Georgia Southern University as they prepare student leaders for the upcoming year of ministry. Pray that they will listen to Christ, move to impact the campus, and develop a lifestyle of discipleship and evangelism. Finally, pray for the freshmen coming to Georgia Southern and for the 47 campuses across our state with BCM leaders preparing to welcome new students to their campuses with the love of Jesus Christ and the power of the gospel.”

Beth Ann Williams
June 28
Beth Ann began her service with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board in 2007 as Woman’s Missionary Union/Women’s Enrichment Ministry adult missions state missionary. She now directs the entire WMU/WEM ministry, which provides ways for adults, youth, children and preschoolers to understand God’s missionary purpose, cultivate missionary hearts, and express their missions commitment. WMU/WEM serves churches by providing resources, training, personal consultations, special events, missions involvement and networking opportunities.

Beth Ann asks that we pray for the women of Georgia to deepen their relationship with Jesus and to be salt and light in the context of their families and communities.

Prayer Requests



Pray for your State Missionaries – June 2018

Download the prayer requests here.

Jenni Carter
June 2
Jenni joined the state missions staff in 2013 and serves in the Kids Groups and Faith Development ministry area. She assists church preschool and children’s ministries in the following areas: conference leader enlistment, minister networking, ministry policies and procedures, and safety and security issues. She also provides VBS strategies and training and VBS multiplier enlistment assistance, as well as assistance with church weekday education issues and resources. Please pray for Jenni and the valuable resources she provides to church preschool and children’s ministries.

Ricky Thrasher
June 4
Ricky is a state missionary in the Community Missions area, and has served for 16 years in this capacity. He is responsible for Church and Community Ministries, which includes 18 Baptist ministry centers across the state, prison evangelism and ministry, alcohol and drug addiction recovery at Penfield Christian Home and HEART Ministry, and the SBC World Hunger Fund. He also ministers through the GBMB Chaplaincy program, assisting over 200 Georgia Baptist chaplains who serve in the military, hospitals, prisons, institutions, and industry. Finally, he oversees Student Summer Missionaries who work in mission projects for 10 weeks during the summer. Ricky requests prayer for the summer missionaries as they prepare to serve throughout our state.

Larry Wynn
June 6
Having joined the Georgia Baptist Mission Board staff in October 2012, Larry serves as Vice President of Church Revitalization and Evangelism. He and staff work to establish mentoring networks among Georgia churches for the purpose of strengthening and encouraging church vitality. Healthy, vibrant churches have incredible potential and power to transform lives, impact communities, and reduce lostness in Georgia and beyond.

Prior to joining our staff, Larry served as Vice President for Evangelization and Leadership Development at the North American Mission Board. He also served as Senior Pastor of Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula, Georgia for 33 years. In his three decades at Hebron, Larry and the church recorded more than 10,000 baptisms. Please pray for Larry as he works to strengthen our churches.

Bill Wheeler
June 10
Bill has served for 22 years as director of the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. This picturesque retreat and conference center is surrounded by Lake Louise and can host groups of up to 1,000 guests in its hotels, lodge, and cabins. The center also offers a 1,000-seat auditorium, a 300-seat chapel, 42 conference rooms, and a dining hall. A campground is available with 22 lakeside campsites and a waterfront covered, open air theater. Camp Tugalo, a lakeside children’s camp, sleeps 80 and has its own dining hall and completely equipped kitchen. Churches and associations find Camp Tugalo to be the perfect location for their children’s camps. Bill’s birthday falls when summer camps are in full session at the center. His prayer during this exciting time is that many children’s hearts will be receptive to the great love God has for each of them, that they will come to know who Jesus is, and give their all to Him by becoming a part of His kingdom. Please pray that Satan will be bound from the grounds all summer. Also, pray for the team members at Toccoa who put in long days, but do it all for the glory and honor of the one and only God!

Mike Flowers
June 14
Mike has served state missions for 17 years in Men’s Ministries. He coordinates the Royal Ambassador and Challengers ministry areas. He also serves as the Camp Director of Camp Kaleo, a Georgia Baptist camp in Forsyth, Georgia that is open year-round as a retreat center for Georgia Baptist churches and other groups. Camp Kaleo provides a summer resident camp program in a Christian atmosphere for boys in grades 1 through 12 of all denominations. Opportunities for exploration, challenge, and adventures are offered through a well-trained staff within the safe confines of a resident program. Mike requests prayer for the Kaleo staff and himself as they provide a life-changing camp environment for Summer Day Camp, church groups and Royal Ambassadors. Pray that men and boys will be drawn to Camp Kaleo this summer, and that God will speak to these individuals as the staff directs them to seek God with all their hearts. Also, please pray for those who will serve on the camp faculty as camp pastors, missionaries and nurses.

Bobby Boswell
June 21
Bobby has been on the state missions staff since 1983, and serves as Assistant Executive Director. He is charged with overseeing the work of all ministries of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.

These include:
• Adult Groups and Faith Development
• Associational Missions and Convention Planning
• Camp Kaleo Retreat Center
• Church Administration Ministry
• Church Minister Relations
• Church Planting Ministry
• Collegiate Ministry
• Community Missions and Disaster Response
• Cooperative Program Giving and Stewardship
• Georgia Baptist Conference Center, Toccoa
• Georgia Baptist Men’s Ministry
• Groups and Faith Development
• Intercultural Church Planting and Mission Ministry
• Kids Groups and Faith Development
• Regional State Missionaries
• Student Groups and Faith Development
• Worship and Music Ministry

Each ministry is available to the churches of the Georgia Baptist Convention. Please feel free to contact the appropriate ministry for assistance to your church. This assistance is made possible through the Cooperative Program and Mission Georgia Offerings. On his birthday, Bobby asks that Georgia Baptists pray for the State Missionaries of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board as they travel the state ministering in churches and associations.

Pray for events this summer that involve children and youth- Camp Pinnacle, Camp Kaleo, Super WOW, Music Camps, children’s and youth events at the conference center in Toccoa, student summer missionaries and the International Youth Camps.

Jerry Johnson
June 25
Jerry has served state missions for 33 years, and is senior campus minister for Baptist Collegiate Ministries at Georgia Southern University. With over 20,000 students, the fields “are white unto harvest.” Jerry shares the following requests during his birthday month: “Pray for continued positive Kingdom repercussions from our Spring Mission teams; these trips were life changing. Pray that students won’t ‘get over it’ as they go back to their everyday lives. Pray also for the BCM team leaders at Georgia Southern University as they prepare student leaders for the upcoming year of ministry. Pray that they will listen to Christ, move to impact the campus, and develop a lifestyle of discipleship and evangelism. Finally, pray for the freshmen coming to Georgia Southern and for the 47 campuses across our state with BCM leaders preparing to welcome new students to their campuses with the love of Jesus Christ and the power of the gospel.”

Beth Ann Williams
June 28
Beth Ann began her service with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board in 2007 as Woman’s Missionary Union/Women’s Enrichment Ministry adult missions state missionary. She now directs the entire WMU/WEM ministry, which provides ways for adults, youth, children and preschoolers to understand God’s missionary purpose, cultivate missionary hearts, and express their missions commitment. WMU/WEM serves churches by providing resources, training, personal consultations, special events, missions involvement and networking opportunities.

Beth Ann asks that we pray for the women of Georgia to deepen their relationship with Jesus and to be salt and light in the context of their families and communities.