In our missions prayer time today, we are going to Benin, Africa, so we can pray for two of our missionaries: Jeff and Barbara Singerman. Our church supports them through the Cooperative Program.
Soon after Jeff and Barbara moved to a new village, Jeff built a basketball court for his kids. One day, Jeff’s son, Kevin, invited a local teenager, Marc, to come play basketball. Marc came, though he had never seen a basketball before. That led to a lot of basketball — and eventually, a lot of talking about Jesus Christ.
Marc became a believer and later God called him to full-time service. Now he works with the Benin Baptist Convention and helps arrange for U.S. volunteers to come minister in the country.
Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC, sends volunteer teams to Benin. Marc and two other pastors have been helping Mount Vernon teams share Christ with the Kotafon people.
Let’s pray for Jeff and Barbara, but also for their son, Kevin, who shared his faith along with playing basketball. And let’s pray for Marc, who is being used of God to bring Christ to many.