LITTLE ROCK – Don Moore, retired executive director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC), has been named the convention’s new prayer ambassador.
“(Don’s) heart beats for prayer and awakening across our state and the world,” said Jimmie Sheffield, ABSC assistant to the executive director. “We are really excited about his ministry as our prayer ambassador. We believe God will use him to stir the hearts of people all across the state.”
Moore expressed excitement to be working for the convention again, emphasizing the potential for “real awakening” in our society right now.
“The critical nature of the times makes it imperative that God’s people really commit themselves to praying,” Moore wrote in a recent ABSC Inspire prayer newsletter.
“Only a special work of God in our churches and society can reverse the trends that are so alarming today. The word most fitting for most situations is ‘desperation,’ … That is a good biblical term. Most often, effective prayer in the Bible was described as ‘crying out to God.’”
Sheffield said Moore’s position will include pursuing prayer opportunities at ABSC events and acting as an internal resource on prayer for Executive Board staff. He will also be in charge of a new Appeals Team, which will engage in focused prayer and be made up of retired pastors, missionaries and church staff.
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