A Place to Remember

by John O’Malley

Recently, I led a team of people on a See The Harvest trip to Boston and the greater New England area. We visited several ministries, met with a dozen pastors, and delivered the Gospel in public and private settings.

As I met with the spiritual leaders in this area, they reminded me of our duty to get the Gospel to the regions beyond and the regions close at hand. I saw the vacuum of the Gospel in the region.

In your place of service, you regularly see what happens to society and culture where a Gospel vacuum exists. Yes, America, especially the areas we went to, needs the Gospel.

Where you are, the people need the Gospel.

Thank you for being where you are doing what you do. You serve in unreached places amongst an untold people. Thank you for serving the cause of the Gospel.

As I met with these church planters, they reminded me of the emotional toll the ministry can take when serving in isolation or remote from other servants. These men and their wives serve the Lord in a place where few may even remember they are there.

God remembers the place He called you. God remembers your service to Him done, perhaps in isolation, in a place where Christ is not named. You are not alone.

You are seen by the all-seeing God. You are known by the all-knowing God. You are valued by the all-loving God.

Please remember your service to Christ matters. You matter to us at World Wide New Testament Baptist Missions. You make the difference between Heaven and Hell for your community.

As we enter the last third of the year, be faithful, be strong, and be true to God’s calling.

Yours for the harvest,
John O’Malley

If this article has been an encouragement to you, you can email Bro. O’Malley here to let him know.

From the Memo Board: September 2021

Dates to Know

September 1 – July Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

September 1 – August Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

September 6 – The Office will be closed in celebration of Labor Day.

October 1 – August Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

October 1 – September Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

November 1 – September Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

November 1 – October Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

Welcome, Baby Cmaylo!

We are thrilled to announce the birth of Emil Jackson Cmaylo on August 20. He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 23 inches long. He is the first child of Laura Cmaylo, our International Visa Coordinator, and her husband Emil. He is also the nephew of our Office Assistant Rebekah Tolley. Pray for the Cmaylos as they adjust to having this little one in their home!

New Engagement!

Missionary Dalton Heath and Brenda Jaques are engaged to be married on October 9. The couple knew each other in their college days and recently reconnected through mutual friends. They will make their home in New Bern, NC. Congratulations may be sent to [email protected].

Covid And Your Financial Reports

Covid has brought with it unexpected financial costs that may affect your monthly financial reports. Two areas we are seeing frequently include costs for Covid tests and/or quarantines and costs for flights that are canceled due to Covid. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind:

Tests and Quarantine Costs

  • Our CPA has informed us that, where it is required for ministry travel, Covid testing and/or vaccines may be listed as a ministry expense.
  • Quarantine costs related to ministry travel should be handled like all other ministry travel costs. In other words, hotel costs may be listed as an actual expense, while any meal costs would be calculated at a meal allowance rate and should not be included as part of the hotel expense on the report.

Costs for Canceled or Changed Flights

  • If you received a cash refund of the ticket price but had not yet listed the ticket purchase on your MFR, you can simply leave all records of the transaction(s) off of the reports.
  • If you received a cash refund of the costs and had already listed the original purchase as an expense on a previously submitted report, you should list the refund as “income from other sources” in the month you received the refund. This shows the full paper trail of the financial transactions.
  • If you received an airline credit, rather than a cash refund for the tickets, you may still list the cost of the ticket on your report. However, you should ensure that you only exchange the credit in the future for the purchase of another qualifying ministry flight. Because the cost was already accounted for, you would not list the cost on a future MFR when redeeming the credit later on, which would result in a duplication of the expense. However, ticket change fees or mileage redemption fees related to using the credit may still be listed as additional costs on your report.

See the Harvest – Boston

In early 2019, John O’Malley and Alton Beal, president of Ambassador Baptist College, discussed a mutual burden. They wanted to provide young people with an opportunity to See, Learn, and Do missions. This conversation led to a mission trip partnership we call See the Harvest. This summer, John and Kim O’Malley led a group to Boston, Massachusetts, where they ministered with WW Missionaries Nick and Lindsey Stelzig. Colton and Melodie Lee, our missionaries to the Solomon Islands, also took part in the trip.

The team met in Boston on August 2 and kicked off the week with a community outreach at a city park. Throughout the remainder of the week, they assisted six ministries in the greater Boson area with various outreach opportunities. They also met with 13 pastors representing five states for two Q&A panel discussions on ministry needs throughout New England.

The focus of See the Harvest is to allow young people the opportunity to See, Learn, and Do missions. The team was able to see the fields white unto harvest. They learned much about Baptist history and heritage. They participated in door-to-door canvassing, one on one soul-winning, and public ministry in church services. The team left with a passion for the lost, a love for the Lord’s harvest, and a burden to pray for missions.

A theme for this trip was taken from Luke 10:2, “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.” Check out SeetheHarvest.com for information on future trips.

Uplift Podcast

The following recordings were recently published on uplift.wwntbm.com. You may access the site by entering the username: wwntbm and the password: gospel. We hope they will encourage your heart.

Give Ye Them to Eat by Pastor David Landers & Matt Brown

Isaac: A Life of Faith by John O’Malley

Our Great God by John O’Malley

Precious Things by Pastor Gene Krachenfels

What We Are Enjoying group podcast