Pam Whitehead

The Lighthouse at Conestoga Mission, Georgia
Evangelism Catalyst
Watkinsville Georgia
The Lighthouse at Conestoga Mission
April 26

About My Family

My late husband, John, and I had been married for 32 years when the Father called him home on December 20, 2010. He had retired from being a juvenile probation officier, was attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and had served six and half years when the Father called him home. We have four young adult children with our youngest having Asperger's Syndrome.
I have taught secular and Christian preschool through the years, as well as being a parapro in special ed for a few years. I was a writer for Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) Mission Friends for seven years; served on missions trips overseas through national and state WMU and several churches; served on state WMU Baptist Nursing Fellowship missions trips in the state, leading Acteens at my home church on mission trips for many years and with my home church to Alaska; led various prayerwalks; served at the associational and state levels in various positions, including Sunday School and WMU; served in various positions in my home church over the past 33 years, and I speak at various conferences. 
In 2010 several of my friends told me I should become a missionary. I listened, talked with the Father and asked for confirmation. I was on my way in early December, asking Him to continue showing me. When I came to the red light I looked up in the sky to see airplane vapor trails, and the streaks were in the shape of a cross! The Father reminded me of the Scripture of being fishers of men, and then the song "Go Tell It on the Mountain" came on the radio. That was my confirmation. I told the Father I would talk with John after Christmas, as we were so busy right then. The Father called John home before Christmas, so I didn't get to talk with him.
Later as I prayed about what the Father wanted me to do and about our mission, He reminded me He had called me to continue serving at my mission through the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and our association. Know your prayers are essential and make a huge difference among my people, my family and me. Thank you for your precious gifts of prayers and support. He is faithful! He is enough!

About My Ministry

What do you think about when you hear the words mobile home park? I'm going to give you a glimpse into the people's lives and how the Father is changing the lives of His precious children of all ages who live in Conestoga Mobile Home Park in Monroe, Ga. My people are very poor and some are truly hungry; a few have never heard the name of Jesus and many do not feel accepted in a regular church. While the majority are white with several Hispanic and African American families. If they cannot make it in this park, for some their next step is homelessness.
One of them provides for his family by picking up items others have thrown out and then selling them. He has faced various setbacks, but he always hangs onto the Father. I took him along with several more of my people to the International Mission Board (IMB) School of Prayer for all Nations. What a difference that experience made in their lives. He, along with the others, are faithfully praying for several missionaries they met. Their prayer lives have changed and continue to grow.
Families, adults and children who have moved away continue to attend church and build relationships with new residents of the park. Seventy people come regularly, representing 41 families. We started our Christian Women's Job Corps (CWJC) with four mentors and have served seven women in our first year and a half. We help them with life and job skills to become self-sufficient. One is learning to increase her reading through Adult Reading and Writing as well as work on getting her driver's license, another is working on her GED while looking for another job.
Those who come regularly learn about missions, pray for missions, do missions and give to missions. We gave $124.74 to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, which took four months as they gave small amounts, though they literally had nothing to give. We do various missions in our community and state. We are in partnership with international and North American missionaries. In the 13 years my late husband and I have served here, there have been almost 100 professions of faith. There are so many stories of the Father's work to share with you. Feel free to contact me, because I would love to share with your church and/or group. I would love for you to join me in helping make the Father known among my people.

Support Pam Whitehead

This contribution is made with the understanding that The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Inc. has complete discretion and control over the use of the donated funds.

Pray

For receptive hearts as my people hear truth that many more will be born into the kingdom. The ground is hard. For my people who are believers to be bold in sharing their faith and continue growing in the Father. For more mentors for our Christian Women's Job Corps and for the women the Father will send to us. For more volunteers to serve weekly at our various evangelistic events and groups to come serve a week, a weekend or a day. For wisdom in building effective relationships with my people as they move in and out of the mobile home park. For great health and wisdom as I follow the Father to make Him known among my people and continue to know Him more.

Participate

I would love for you to join me in helping making the Father known among my people. Come share God's love through various evangelistic events throughout the year. I truly welcome your prayer support and partnership. Thank you for considering and praying over how the Father would like you to help with my mission.
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Fund ID: 009794-Whitehead,Pam
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