Because one-third of the world’s population has no access to the Gospel, 16 billion people are bound for eternity without Jesus Christ. Yet the fields are ripe for harvest. God is opening up doors for Valley Baptist to embrace unreached, unengaged people groups in various parts of the world.
Maybe you’ve heard the call and are ready to get involved.
Below are embracing opportunities at Valley Baptist to get involved with. Just click on each opportunity to get more details.
In 2012, Valley adopted an unreached, unengaged indigenous people group in Mexico called the Mixteco, Tijaltepec. Our desire is to see a church-planting movement sweep through this tribe.
For 20 years, Valley has been partnering with a missions organization in Central America called Good News in Action. GNIA has a goal: to plant a church in every major city in Central America. So far, GNIA has planted more than 60 Churches in Central America so far and supports over 20 national pastors and missionaries. While working with Good News in Action, we have directly helped plant churches in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Colombia.
International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention
Since Valley began, we have supported the IMB as they send thousands of missionaries around the Earth to share the Good News of Jesus and plant indigenous churches.
A Martyr from Valley Baptist Church: Karen Watson
Karen Watson was a member of our church who felt called by God to be a missionary, so she left her job with the Kern County Sheriff’s Department and joined the International Mission Board.
In 2003 she received her assignment: She was being sent to Baghdad, Iraq the same year that the Iraq War began! In 2004, she and her team were brutally murdered by Islamic extremists. They were gunned down in the streets of Mozul. Before she died, she wrote this letter to be opened if she died:
“Dear Pastor Phil and Pastor Roger,
You should only be opening this in the event of death. When God calls there are no regrets. I tried to share my heart with you as much as possible, my heart for the nations. I wasn't called to a place; I was called to Him. To obey was my objective, to suffer was expected, His glory my reward, His glory my reward . . .
The missionary heart:
-Cares more than some think is wise
-Risks more that some think is safe
-Dreams more than some think is practical
-Expects more than some think is possible.
I was called not to comfort or to success but to obedience. . . .
There is no Joy outside of knowing Jesus and serving Him. I love you two and my church family.
In His care,