Morning Star Ministries
gets recognized and is commended
by Dr. Henry Blackaby
During a recent Prayer for Spiritual Awakening Conference in Pembroke, NC, Dr Blackaby acknowledged and gave some very kind and encouraging remarks for the Morning Star Ministries. Dr. Blackaby has a special love for Native American people and is convinced that if revival is to come to America again, it will most likely come through Native Americans.
Dr. Blackaby is an Internationally recognized author, teacher and conference speaker. Among the many books He has written, Eperiencing God :Knowing and doing the will of God, has sold over 7 million copies and has been translated into 45 different languages. Dr. Blackaby is recognized as an authority on Prayer and Spiritual Awakening.
Thanks for your interest and concern in Morning Star Ministries.
Morning Star Ministries was organized in 2008 with the primary goal of reaching the American Indian with the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It has been determined that less that 10% of American Indians make any claim to the Christian Faith. We want to encourage existing work among Indian people and seek to establish new work as the Lord provides the Leadership. The work of reaching the American Indian has been slowly but surely diminishing in recent years, as the energy and efforts of most Evangelical groups are being placed upon other people groups.
It has also been determined that the American Indian makes a more positive response to other American Indians and we hope this will enable us to reach some areas that have not been reached yet.
Thanks for your interest to visit this website and see how God is using MSM in the effort to reach the precious Indian people of North America.
Pray About how you can become involved in this effort and contact us if you want or need more information.
Go Ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And Lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.
Jesus Matt: 28: 19-20
Please sign our guestbook page. This will help us to know who we are reaching with this website and we welcome you to leave some encouraging comments as well. Thanks!!!
The Music you find on this website is being played by Jon and Andrew Locklear, the sons of Pastor Charles, the ministry director. If you would like a CD of the instrumental old time hymns, leave your name and address on the guest page. We will be happy to send you a copy.
At the Cross
Sept 5-6, 2014
A team of 5 men conducted a small mission project among the Cherokee’s in western North Carolina. A Cherokee church is preserving a 100 year old building and has renovated a basement area. Our team hung and finished the sheetrock for them.
Nov. 16-20 A MSM Team (Pastor Charles, Pastor Chris Hunt, Pastor Gary Hawkins) was in California to meet with California Baptist Convention officials to inquire into the status of Baptist work among Native Americans in the state of California. There are more Tribes and more Native Americans in California than any other state in the USA. We discovered that very little effort is being made, by any group to reach the more than 330k Natives with the Gospel. It is our goal to partner with the State Convention in the days ahead for a serious effort to share the message of Jesus Christ with Native Americans in California.
On Dec 12-13 MSM partnered with South Broadway Baptist Church in Baltimore, Md., to provide a meal and blankets, boggans and gloves to the Homeless.
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A recent Project was finished when 7 pallet loads of clothing was delivered to Larry Adams Trucking in N. Wilkesboro, NC. This clothing will be taken to S. Dakota and Arizona to some very needy Indian Communities. Bro. Larry is a fantastic Christian Minister who loves Indian people and is providing a much needed service of shipping across America. Pray that God might continue to use his efforts to bless the Native American people across America.
Morning Star Ministries Box 220, Pembroke, NC 28372
Pastor Charles P. Locklear, Ministry Director Pastor Chris Hunt, Sec –treas.
Dr. Mike Cummings, Advisory Chairman
Greetings in the wonderful name, that is above name, the name of Jesus Christ. I pray this newsletter finds you in good health and encouraged in your walk with the Lord. The day in which we now live, is presenting both great challenges and also great opportunities to those who make claim to Jesus as Savior and Lord in their lives. The challenge is a call to Holy, separated living, that will show forth the reality of Christ in us. Christians are called upon and commanded, to live in such a way that the world around us can both see and hear our witness to the saving and sustaining power of the Gospel. Never before has it been so important that the people of God, demonstrate a life that has been changed by the power of God. The world has grown tired and weary of people who have a claim to Christianity, but have very little evidence of Christ in their daily walk. The fact that you are reading the newsletter gives me reason to believe that you take seriously your call to be different and to make a difference in the world in which we live. I am praying even now, that God will grant you boldness and courage to live out your faith in such a way, that those around you will desire to know what the hope is, that lives within you. You also, ask God, even this moment, to grant you a double portion of His Spirit, that you may be able to become all that you were designed and intended to be. Amen!
April 25 – May 7, 2016 Philippines 2016
This year was our 10th trip to the Philippines since 2000. A team of Pastor Chris Hunt, Pastor Sam Harvin and myself, had one of the most exciting and productive Mission trips in the almost 30 years I have been doing missions. It was also some of the hottest weather I have ever experienced. The day we left it was 100 degrees, but when you on missions for the right reason, it is a small inconvenience. Here is a report of what happened during our trip. Of course it cannot reflect all that we done or felt, but it will give you some glimpse.
We left Raleigh Durham on Monday at 6 p.m. We left New York at 12:30 a.m. It was a 13.5-hour flight to Seoul, Korea. We gained 12 hrs. on the way to Seoul and arrived on late Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning we flew to Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Here we were joined by our Philippine Pastor friend, Pastor Jay Almonte.
We then flew to Bohol Province in the Southern Philippines for our first Conference. In Tagbilaran we had about 85 Pastors and church leaders for 2 days of Church Leadership training. It was well received and appreciated by those who attended. Our Teaching had to be Interpreted since most of the class did not speak English.
On Friday afternoon we flew to Davao, Philippines on our way to Valencia City. We spent the night with friends in Davao, where the Mayor has since been elected the new President of the Philippines. On Saturday morning we traveled to Valencia and arrived after Lunch. We were asked to conduct a Baptismal Service for the Refuge Center Baptist Church. 17 persons were Baptized and it was a glorious experience. We then attended and shared in a Missions Conference in the afternoon at the church. On Sunday morning we presented Certificates to some of the recent graduates of our Morning Star Institute for Christian Studies Extension Center. We had 50 Graduates who have achieved their Certificates. We also preached in the morning service and traveled back to Davao (about 4 hrs.) in the afternoon.
In Davao we were able to Fellowship with a Church we helped Plant 4 years ago that is a large Church of God now. We were really happy to see our friends in the COG again. We spent the night in the home of some friends in the Davao. The Tanchico Family. We left Davao on Monday morning and flew back to Manila.
From Manila we traveled to Dagupan City (about 6 hrs.) to be with our Mother Church and the community we have visited every year we have gone to the Philippines. We did not take the medical team this year as usual but we expect to do so next year. In Dagupan we also presented the church Leadership Conference at the Bright Morning Star Community Church with our Senior Pastor, Pastor Uly Sambile.
We also had an opportunity to visit the First Baptist Church in Aliminos City, with Pastor Jay and His Family. We returned home on April 6 and after about 3 days, we were almost back to normal. It’s amazing how such a trip affects your mind and your body. And of course, your heart is never the same either. Missions done right changes everything about a person. If you have never been on a mission trip, then I encourage you to consider one. It might be just down the road..or around the world. But wherever it takes you, you will never be the same when you get back home.
Many of you have provided us with the money that’s necessary to do Mission work. Let me thank you for the part you are playing in helping us make Christ known to the nations. A trip like the Philippine trip is expensive. But when you are making an impact on churches, church leadership and a lost world.... it becomes an eternal investment. You can be confident that your financial gifts are being used for kingdom work. We have no paid staff and nobody profits personally and financially from the Ministry. Thanks for all your help. Eternity will be long enough for all the souls that were saved and discipled through Morning Star, to find you and thank you in person for the sacrifice you made for their benefit.
Native American Mission work continue to be the primary focus for MSM. Our heart is for our people, the American Indian. This year will provide us with many opportunities to make a difference in Indian country as we share the Gospel and encourage the work that is going on among the native people. If you would be interested in going with us this year, please contact us as soon as possible. We expect to be doing some things this Summer and Fall.
Morning Star Ministries
Box 220 Pembroke NC 28372
Pastor Charles (910) 734 –8795 firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow us on the internet at: www.morningstar-ministries.com
Would You join us in Prayer for these special concerns?
Bethany Christian Fellowship is a Church Plant of MSM Ministry. We just celebrated our 2nd Anniversary and we are meeting in the Maxway Building in Pembroke, NC. God has blessed and given favor to this congregation and We are at the place we have to start planning for a permanent location. We want to know the Will of Good in this concern and fully intend to follow His will. Pray that we will have the mind and heart to patiently wait on His will to become perfectly clear to us. Also pray that God would provide us with help for the music ministry of our church. I am sure you know how important music is to the worship service.
We are looking to partner with our Assistant Pastor, Pastor Matt Locklear, for a new church plant in September. Pray That God would make plain His will for this new work. 9 out of 10 existing churches are either simply maintaining or declining. The need for new church plants is growing every single day. Many older churches are dying and disbanding. Our desire is to see men with vision, identifying unchurched communities and starting Bible studies with the hope of planting new churches. There is not a community in America that does not, or soon will not, Have a need for new work. It is a sign of the Last Days. Let’s pray that the Lord of the Harvest, will send forth laborers, into the fields that are white unto harvest.
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.