Morning Star has not been able to travel this year, but we have been busy with our partners across America to assist in mission work. Here is a list of some of our activities.
We recently were given a pallet load of Campbell Soup, which we shared with Benson Chapel Baptist Church, who took it to Louisiana to the Houma Tribe, which was devastated by the recent storms. Campbell Soup has been a faithful partner for many years and provides us a pallet load of soup several times each year.
The Andrew Locklear Memorial Mission Fund has enabled us to provide gifts to several Children’s Ministries across America and around the world. This would Include, The Wildcat Christian Academy near Gallup, New Mexico. The Lamp Children’s Ministry in the Philippines, The Bright Morning Star Children’s Ministry in the Philippines.
The Immanuel Mission and Orphanage in Myanmar. Andrew Loved children and we have decided to use His Mission Fund to help with Children’s Ministries as much as possible. We continue to receive contributions toward the Fund, and it is our hope and prayer that we will be able to support Children’s work until the Lord comes.
To get an open door for the Gospel to be presented in some areas, its necessary to show concern for the people’s physical needs first. We understand this is the way things happen in some places and we welcome the opportunity to help in any way we can. In fact, in our first year after organizing, we placed heaters in 12 churches and schools on the Navaho Reservation in New Mexico. We did so with the understanding that the churches would make the warm buildings available to the community during the cold winter storms. As Jesus cared for the whole man, by providing food, healing, and deliverance, we also see the value of addressing the needs of Individuals, sometimes before introducing the Gospel.
One of our goals from the beginning, has been dream of having a building where we could store food, clothing, furniture and have office space as well. We believe that building does exist, and we are praying that God would make it available to us. We have access to so much free stuff, but we do not have a place to store it. Pray with us that a building might become available so we can expand our ministry to the needy.
Another goal has been, to come to the place where we can provide support to help place a Minister in a Native American Community where there is a desperate need for the Gospel to be shared. There are many Native communities that need a church plant or a minister to come and provide ministry in an existing church. This would be a bold step for us, but no step at all For the Lord. I hope to live to see the day when MSM is the primary support for a Pastor who is living and serving in a Native community.
Even while we are forced to limit our activity because of the Covid, God is at work, preparing the field unto harvest, getting doors of opportunity ready to be opened and preparing our hearts to respond by faith to the needs of the Native American community. While we do have a heart for International Missions, it has been and will always be our first priority, to reach the American Indian with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thanks for your partnership with us, to pray for, encourage and provide the resources to meet our goals.
Our challenge to you...
Continue to pray for our wisdom and discernment to know and follow the Lord’s will.
Continue your financial support that enables us to meet our goals.
Share our vision with your church, your friends, your business associates, etc.
Share with us, others you think would be interested in hearing more about the Ministry.
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Plan to join us on a Mission trip when traveling resumes.
Morning Star Ministries
Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ,
it is a pleasure to greet you once again and to share with you what God is doing with Morning Star Ministries in these last days. I believe that the Bible is clearly saying to us that the Lord's return is nigh and even at the door. I know this has been the message for generations but never in my lifetime have I seen such compelling evidence as we see in the world around us in this day and time. if I am correct then it behooves me to work as much as I can, in every place that I can, and every chance that I can. We are instructed to work while it is yet day for night cometh and no man can work. I appreciate your partnership with Morningstar Ministries as we seek to advance the Kingdom of God locally, nationally, and internationally. I could have never imagined that when Morningstar Ministries was placed in my heart that I would be given such opportunities as I have experienced in the last 35 years of doing mission work. Neither could I have ever imagined that God would put into my life partners from around the world who would share the burden and support the vision that God has placed upon the leadership of Morningstar Ministries. On behalf of those who have been reached and are being reached with the Love of God and the message of Salvation, I say thank You for your continued support that makes it possible for us to do the Lord’s work.
November 11-12 The Barnabas Team Fall Retreat
Our Fall Retreat was a great success as 9 couples met at Myrtle Beach for a time of fellowship, instruction, and encouragement. Most of these Preacher couples are young and they are very teachable and anxious to learn how to serve God as ministry couples. Our discussions this retreat were introductions to over twenty-five ministry opportunities that exist including Pastoral, Evangelism, Health Care and Law enforcement Chaplaincy, Missionary Work, and many other opportunities that God is using Ministers to advance the Kingdom of God and win the Lost to Jesus Christ. Being a Pastor is just one of many ministry opportunities that are available. Maybe God will call one those from this group to special ministry in a way they had not considered. If you know a young preacher who you think would benefit from such a fellowship as this, encourage them to contact me for more info. We have a Spring and Fall Re6reat, and we also meet during the year for meals together.
November 26 “Mustang Drive-In 2022”
We have been having a discussion for some years now about having a Mustang Drive-In, to celebrate with those who love and appreciate the Ford Mustang. This event is a ministry event, with the #1 goal of sharing the Love of God and the message of Salvation. We are inviting all cars, trucks, and bikes to come as well. As part of the event, we will give Honor to Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, Veterans and other public officials who are working to create safe and peaceful neighborhoods. We are expecting this to be a great event and we welcome and encourage You to come and celebrate along with us.
Christmas Shoe-Box 2022
We are looking forward to a great success in our annual shoe-box effort this year. New churches are participating. Excitement is growing. We are hoping to send out at least 10 Pallets this year to at least 4 Reservation Communities. We hope to also be able to go to at least one give-away and participate in person. We welcome you to provide us with some boxes or maybe you would like to help with the shipping. We will provide a full report after the [project. What a joy it is to know that You made it possible for a child, who maybe would have gotten nothing for Christmas, to receive a box or bag along with the message that God Loves You and wants to be your heavenly Father. What could be more exciting? ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Using the Andrew Locklear Memorial Mission Fund, we will also be sharing with Children’s Ministries across America and around the world, To provide a gift to Children who might not get anything else for Christmas. What a blessing is ours, to be part of such a great ministry. Thank You for your partnership that helps make it happen.
Morning Star Ministry, Box 220, Pembroke, NC 28372
Pastor Charles P. Locklear, Ministry Director (910) 734-8795 Pastor Chris Hunt, Sec. -Treas./ Bro. Jim Hunt, Board Chairman www.morningstar-ministries.com firstname.lastname@example.org