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Associational Missionary Tim Batchelor

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2023 West Virginia Mission Trip

July 8-14

Make plans now to be a part.  Details and registration will be available in January. 

Upcoming Events

Weekly Pastors' Meeting 10:30am at the Kilpatrick Association Office in Thomson

February 23  HBA Pastor Mtg. - Rosemont

March 26 Wrens Baptist Church Bible Drill, 6:00 PM

March 29 HBA/KBA Associational Bible Drill, Wrens Baptist Church @ 6:30 PM

April 18 Regional Bible Drill, FBC Cochran

April 28 KBA VBS Clinic @ Reedy Creek BC

July 8-14  WV/VW Mission Trip

July 8-14  West Virginia Mission Trip

Sunday School Helps

Do you need help rebuilding your Sunday School?  Here is a link to resources that might help.  Brother Tim and the Leadership Support team is available to meet with your Sunday School leaders and teacher to provide training that can help your refocus your Sunday School ministry.

Ecuador Mission Trip Report

January 16-23, 2023

A team of six from our association traveled to Sigchos, Ecuador on January 16th for a week of work alongside the pastor and members of the Iglesia de Bendiciones and Vida.    The visits I made the first two days took me into the homes of several who had come to Christ and were preparing to be baptized.  We had fantastic conversations about the meaning of Baptism with these individuals and often with other family members listening in.  One day there were some boys shining shoes in the town square.  My shoes needed some help so I sat down.  The other boys weren’t busy so I offered each of them a gospel of John and a gospel tract which they eagerly took and began to read aloud.  When I passed by a half our later one of the boys was still reading from the gospel of John.

                Another day on the way back from a time of ministry with children and adults in a rural village we stopped in to visit some believers that I have come to know in a nearby community.  Their house sits at the cross road across from a rural school.  They sell staple goods from their dusty, smoked stained dirt floored house and raise livestock while their son in law cuts hair.  This day there happened to be several teenage boys lined up to have their hair cut.  Having been warmly welcomed by Delia into the the dusty, smoked stained, dirt floored house, we sat down on whatever we could find for a visit.  Caesar, the husband, wasn’t home but I knew that he would be in soon because the afternoon rain had set in.  I had a captive audience with the kids getting their haircut but I didn’t want to start Bible Study until Caesar arrived so I asked Delia to share with us how she came to know Christ.  Delia has quite a testimony of how she ran away from home around the age of 10 or 12 and was taken in by a family where she was exposed to the gospel through the Christian Radio Broadcasts from HCJB in Quito.  About the time she was finishing Caesar got in and was telling us that he was looking for 2 lost sheep.  We promptly held a Bible Study on the lost sheep and the lost coins.  I don’t know what the Lord will do but there are some boys who heard a powerful testimony and a clear presentation of the gospel.

                Throughout the week several made hopeful professions of faith and 3 of the candidates for Baptism we visited were Baptized. The church continues to grow both in number and in faith.  What remains is to strengthen leadership and see new churches organized in the remote communities.  I count it a privilege to minister among the people of rural Ecuador and am grateful that the Associations make it possible for us to continue this ministry.

​Contact Bro. Tim if you are interested in going to Ecuador later this year.

Disaster Relief Introduction (DRI) is required for all first-time volunteers and all Disaster Relief Volunteers who have not recertified since September 2017.

The DRI consists of two sessions:

  •  Session 1 - Friday Night (6:30 - 9:00 PM): This is an introduction to the ministry of Disaster Relief.

  • Session 2 - Saturday Morning (8:00 - 10:00 AM): Training in the specific ministry areas. During the online registration, choose from one of the following ministry areas you are wanting to serve in: Cleanup & Recovery, Family Care, Feeding, Shower Units

Note: During the online registration, you have the opportunity to register to cross train in an additional ministry area on Saturday from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Additional fee applies.)

You can register for training at:

Current training dates and locations for 2023:

February 24-25, 2023

Kingsland First Baptist Church

Kingsland, GA

March 24-25

Central Baptist Church

Warner Robbins, GA

This is a great opportunity to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus as you provide Help, Hope, and Healing!



January 5, 2023

GBDR Unit 4R responded after a small tornado hit Sandersville, GA on January 4th. A team of 20 volunteers worked all day completing work for 4 residents. We cut trees to clear driveways, yards, and minister to the community.

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 A team of 140+ from Kilpatrick Baptist Association and Hepzibah Baptist Association traveled to WV/VA in July to minister to those living in the area around Bluefield, WV/VA. We had 5 VBS teams serving in Matoaka, Pocahontas, Pipestem, Princeton, Bluewell, & Edgemont.We had 250+ in the various VBS classes for the week with at least 18 salvations.

We had a construction team which worked hard pressure washing and painting a mission house in Pocahontas and Tender Mercy Ministries (Food Bank) in Princeton as well as painting a concrete wall in Matoaka. The construction team also had a few guys who repaired the food bank's riding lawn mower.

There was an oil change station in Pocahontas for the first time during our annual trip. The 3 member team was blessed to do 29 oil changes, 2 brake jobs, 1 sway bar replacement, 4 damaged oil plug replacements, & 1 transmission leak repair. 

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