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Greetings VOLUNTEERS. I pray your summer is going well and the Lord is blessing you daily. Fall is around the corner and I’m sure plans are being made for last minute trips and family gatherings before school and other time requirements take control of your lives. As you may recall,  ABMen-USA Disaster Relief teams have been working in Sellers, SC.  Hurricane Matthew flooded this small, poor community in October 2016. There are still people living with friends or other family members because their own homes are not yet livable.

Jack Cobb, ABMen-USA Disaster Relief Coordinator and I will return to Sellers on Sunday, September 3, 2017 to work from Monday, September 4, 2017 to Saturday afternoon, September 9th. The work projects include rehabilitating floors, walls, electrical and other actions necessary for getting these deserving and grateful families back in their homes.

Yes, we are calling for a work party during the “Labor” Day week. What better way to spend “Labor” Day than to “Labor” in the Mission Field for Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen!  I have become very close to many of the people of Sellers and find them to be God loving, precious friends, who truly appreciate the smallest sacrifice we might do for them. Many of them are elderly, some with medical issues and some are not employed. But they are very deserving of whatever we can do to help bring their lives back to normalcy.

Please prayerfully consider joining us in Sellers, SC during “Labor” Day week. Perhaps you can join us for only a day or two, but any help will be greatly appreciated. We enjoy great fellowship with co-laborers and the local people of the community. Sellers is located on US route 301 and is about an hour from Myrtle Beach, SC. We stay at the Community Center located at 2635 Main St, Sellers, SC 29592. We sleep on Red Cross cots and prepare some of our meals and others are provided. We have a rudimentary shower stall fabricated in the janitor’s closet. You will need a sleeping bag and pillow or sheets and blanket and personal items such as towels, wash cloth, soap, etc.

Please contact me by August 25, 2017 if you plan to join us in this mission experience. God will bless you!


Lucky Ray

Executive Director, ABMen-USA





Dear Brothers in Christ,

Greetings! We appreciate your continued partnership in serving as the “hands and feet of Christ” for over 90 years, “…bringing men and boys into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ” through Missions, Evangelism and Nurturing.

Mandate: We provide physical, spiritual and financial resources in over 30 regions across the country. Consequently, to maintain and further our ministry — conferences, workshops, speakers, training, travel and Disaster Relief assistance end up as major expenses.

A Call for Further Partnership and Fellowship: Due to the economic downturn, the continued tightening of the public purse and thus lower rates of giving, it is becoming increasingly difficult for us to continue to provide all of the benefits we offer the various Districts, Regions and local men’s groups in the over 5,000 churches of ABC-USA.  Also for consideration, are the partnerships we have developed with other men’s ministries, inter- alia: National Coalition of Men’s Ministries; Iron Sharpens Iron; Man in the Mirror; Pray 21; and, the Baptist World Alliance Men’s Department.

How can you help?

Key Contributor Campaign: I am inviting all ABMen to join the campaign by committing to a donation of $100.00 per year.

Contributors will receive a very attractive key shaped lapel pin, only 1.25 inches long, identifying them as a “Key Contributor” to ABMen’s Ministries (seen above is a replica of the pin). The amount of $100 may seem great as a whole; however, consider how many things you consume in your daily lives which are somewhat inexpensive, such as a few sodas, a fast food meal, or even a movie rental. Just $8.33 set aside each month equals to $100 for the year, providing you opportunities to respond to and witness to others concerning the purpose of the pin.

Our goal is to have at least 1,000 men of the several hundred thousand American Baptist Men in ABC-USA to participate in this campaign. We believe that if everyone who participates recruits 10 others — then we will reach our annual funding goal quickly.

Your valuable contribution will allow us to continue to be the “hands and feet of Christ” supporting and equipping servants that are called to serve Him in all areas of ABMen Ministries.

You can show your continued support by donating at any time during the year.

Checks should be made payable to “ABMen-USA” and mailed to the address below.

Dave Cross, Treasurer ABMen USA
2083 Lower Parchment Valley Road
Ripley , WV 25271


Donations may also be made on-line at using PayPal or click on Donation Page and select purpose of donation, “Annual Key Contributor” and select “Operating Fund”

Please, prayerfully consider partnering with us by being a “Key Contributor”

 In His Service,

Kenna “Lucky” Ray

President, ABMen-USA