The Southern Baptist Convention, through the Cooperative Program, sponsors three offering emphases throughout the year to support different mission groups that we, as a whole, are fiscally responsible for:
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (North American Missions)
Myers-Mallory State Missions Offering (Alabama Opportunities)
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (International Missions)
We are currently in the season of focusing on supporting our North American partners. These families have heard the call to plant churches, spread the Gospel, and work to develop disciples in cities in North America. Living in the Bible Belt, it's sometimes hard to realize that everyone who may look like us and speak our language has not had equal opportunities to hear and respond to the Gospel. In His providence, God has called out families to spread His message to areas where that need is great...and there are more to come.
The opportunity that we have to pray for and financially sponsor these families is here. I've included a link to videos that introduce each of the families in this year's prayer guide as well as additional information that helps to explain how impactful this offering is.
Pray about how God would have your family invest in the ministry of these and other North American missionaries. There are offering envelopes in the sanctuary. There's also an option on the online giving app to specify special offerings.
Additional opportunities coming up:
Southern Care Hospice Non-Perishable Food Drive: April 2
Baby Bottle Offering (Alpha Women's Resource Center)
VBS Missions Offering and Craft Supplies (Almost Home)
Samaritan's Purse Shoebox- School supplies, daily needs, balls, dolls, etc.
As we keep our eyes, ears, and hearts open for opportunities, He will make them clear to us. Now to have the hands, feet, and voices to answer His call.
Serving beside you,