When we turn our eyes upon Jesus, there is no turning back.

In John 4, we read about a sacred encounter at a well between a Samaritan woman and Jesus. Seeking water to fulfill her physical needs, this Samaritan woman found something much more. After her conversation with Jesus, she left her past and even the very jar she had carried to draw water behind. With hope, she ran back to town to tell everyone about the Messiah.

Thankfully, Jesus is still meeting us at our wells today, just as he met the Samaritan woman so long ago. Our lives are forever changed when we drop our proverbial water jars in exchange for Living Water.

This year, our Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering is all about “turning points.” As Christ followers, we have all experienced jar-dropping moments. Jesus has this glorious habit of stepping in and changing everything about our lives, whether it be at the point of our salvation or through Him growing us.

As we prepare to give and pray together, we will hear stories of how God is crafting turning points right here in our own state. Kingdom work is taking place through Arkansas Baptist ministries, such as Christian Women's Job Corps, Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief, Prison Initiative, and Connect Missions Weekend. Jesus is drawing near to the broken and softening once hardened hearts. He is empowering the imprisoned and teaching the next generation to share His story.

What is your turning point? How has God changed your story? What jar did you drop and where did you run? No matter your testimony, you have the truest story to tell and the most marvelous hope to give!

Help us tell this world that is dying about the Light of His glory and grace. Be the hands that point people to Jesus and the feet that help them turn to follow Him.

Your Giving Funds Arkansas Missions

Every dollar given to the Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering helps RESOURCE and MOBILIZE Arkansas Baptists to SERVE and REACH people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Resource

    We utilize experienced leadership to enable Arkansas Baptists to respond to needs across our state in Jesus' name.

  • Mobilize

    We equip Arkansas Baptists for strategic Great Commission engagement.

  • Serve

    We provide opportunities for Arkansas Baptists to be the hands and feet of Jesus in their communities and across our state.

  • Reach

    We prepare Arkansas Baptists to share the hope of Jesus and His saving grace with everyone.

Prayer Guide

Day 1 Intro

We all have turning points that permanently change us. As you start this week of prayer, pray for yourself and your church to be open to those turning points.

Day 2Turning Points

The Samaritan woman experienced a turning point when Jesus stepped into her world. Pray for Arkansas Baptists to step out faithfully to minister to fellow Arkansans ready for their own turning points.

Day 3 Connect Missions Weekends

Pray for the youth who attend Connect Missions Weekends to see their usefulness to God, even as they are learning and for turning points in their lives and those they encounter.

Day 4 Christian Women's Job Corps

Pray for the women being ministered to through Christian Women's Job Corps and ask the Lord to give Arkansas Baptists a passion to be active participants in this ministry.

Day 5 Prison Initiative

Pray that the recent graduates of The College at Mid-America's Arkansas Prison Initiative in the Varner unit will have open doors for ministry among their fellow inmates and for the upcoming cohorts.

Day 6 Disaster Relief

Pray that God will raise up servants to minister through Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief, meeting the needs of others no matter the cost. Our need to serve is great!

Day 7 Pray For Dixie Jackson

Pray for Arkansas Baptists to be generous in giving to produce life-change through the various ministries Dixie Jackson supports.

Day 8 Challenge

Are you willing to say “I'm ready” to the Lord? Pray for yourself, your church, and fellow Arkansas Baptists to be willing to say, “I'm ready to be Your vessel!”

Christian Women's Job Corps

Before attending Christian Women's Jobs Corps (CWJC), Summer had little hope. Love and companionship were unfamiliar. She was filled with anger and depression after her struggles with various addictions. Her turning point came when she said yes to CWJC and allowed God to bring her peace through this community.

Disaster Relief

Before Justin Murphy began his pastorate and became a volunteer for Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief, he had a troublesome past. Growing up in Wynne, Justin was isolated and ran from God. In fact, he swore he would never go back to his hometown. His turning point came when God called him to minister there after a devastating tornado.

Prison Initiative

Before following Christ, Robert Rockett committed crimes that left him in the Varner Unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections, a maximum-security prison in Lincoln County. After spending nine years practicing a major world religion, he chose devotion to Jesus. His turning point came when he joined the first cohort of the College at Mid-America in the prison where he is serving a life sentence.

Connect Missions Weekend

Before Emma found the courage of Christ to share the Gospel with those around her, she was afraid the Lord could not use her at such a young age. She was anxious about how others would respond and how she would communicate. Her turning point came when she attended Connect Missions Weekend and told several people about the love Jesus has for them.


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