We know these prophetic words to be true and that they will be fulfilled. We know that our Moral Action Ministries and the great association of churches must stand for and sound out the truth. The battle is ours and we take up this challenge until the end.
So, are our state and nation worth the effort? Are our children and grandchildren worth it? We are battling the detrimental elements in our society. Yes, and a thousand times, YES! The moral values of our state and nation are worth every conscious effort that we put forth. For decades, the Moral Action of MS has continued in the great fight for morality and the cause of Christ. This is our true mission and I am honored to report this news to you.
Your Director and wife, staff, and Moral Action Trustees thank each church and her congregations for your continued prayers, wishes, cards, communications and financial gifts. You keep this ministry going from day to day. We stand with our Associational churches in recognizing “HIS SUPREMACY.”
As your Director, I continue to make our BMA voice known in Jackson at the Mississippi State Capitol. Five times this year I have been your spiritual lobbyist before our State Senators and State Representatives. I have led in prayer before the State House of Representatives and met with our Governor Phil Bryant twice. It has been an honor to meet with Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman.
Our topics of discussion have been varied at times but include the following:
1) The need for voter ID in Mississippi
2) The need to close any operating abortion clinic in MS
3) Our opposition to the recognition and legalization of gay and lesbian marriages in MS
4) Opposition to the establishment/operation of gambling casinos in our states
5) Our concern of the increasing anti-Christian movement in our state and national government, and
6) Our support of the need for all students to stay in school and reduce the drop-out rate in MS.
Moral Action USA recognized Governor Phil Bryant of MS for our 2012 Moralist Award at the National BMA of America meeting in Jackson, MS in April, 2012. Moral Action of MS presented Rev. Grover Laird our 2011-2012 Moralist Award at our State Meeting in Mantachie, MS. The 2012-2013 Moralist Award will be presented to Rev Ray Thornton for his untiring efforts in the field of morality. This is a well-deserved honor for a great leader among MS. Baptist.
Moral Action continues to share recommendations of books, literature, internet websites and monthly articles in the MS Baptist Paper. Our trustees continue to support these efforts and share reports in our local association reports.
Ms. Adams and I have been invited to attend the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton in Washington D.C. by United States Senator Roger Wicker. This will be our fourth time to attend this great convocation of Christian leaders and to pray for our nation with our President and First Lady. We must continue to pray about the November, 2012 Presidential election. We must continue to pray for God to send His forgiveness and blessings on MS. and America.
Things to pray for:
1) Pray for Moral Action and myself as Director
2) Pray for our trustee board
3) Pray for Moral Action USA
4) Pray about the National 2012 elections
5) Pray for Godly leaders and leadership
6) Pray for the President, Congress, and the Courts
7 Pray for our Churches and Pastors to be morally and politically involved.
God bless each of you!
Dr. John M. Adams