MIO Devotions Day 3: Our Big Mission Field

Lisa Misner —  September 15, 2015

This is the Week of Prayer for the Mission Illinois Offering. Pray for our missionaries and that we will reach the $475,000 statewide offering goal.

Our Illinois mission field is broad, diverse, exciting…and sometimes daunting. The state is a temporary home to 925,000 college students, some who have never heard the gospel. Pray for campus ministers and their volunteer teams as they work to make a difference in the lives of students.

Pray: For Chet Cantrell as he influences elementary and high school students at the Christian Activity Center in East St. Louis, where more than 50% of households are below the poverty level and the CAC’s after-school program serves as a safe haven for hundreds of kids.

IBSA staff members help churches realize their missions potential, even when it takes them outside the state. Remember Carmen Halsey as she works with congregations on women’s ministry and missions, and Bob Elmore as he facilitates short-term mission trips to countries like Haiti, Jamaica and Guatemala.

Take time to pray today

Mission Illinois Offering – Our Big Mission Field

Learn more about the Mission Illinois Offering at IBSA.org/mio. #mio2015

Lisa Misner


Lisa is IBSA Social Media/Public Policy Manager. A Missouri native, she earned a Master of Arts in Communications from the University of Illinois. Her writing has received awards from the Baptist Communicators Association and the Evangelical Press Association.