March is for Missions

Each spring we encourage members of FBC Griffin to respond to the needs related to mission work in North America. We encourage members to read of this work through publications on the credenza near the Welcome Center and in the Church Library, to pray for mission work all across North America, and to give to one or both offerings dedicated to this work. Financial gifts may be dedicated to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Global Missions offering or to the NAMB Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. Each week during the month of March, we will share information about the many ways you can be more informed and more involved in missions domestically.

CBF Global

“The Fellowship supports long-term field personnel serving in 30 countries and hundreds of short-term mission teams annually.”

NAMB Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

Gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering are used to train and resource missionaries in church planting and compassion ministries. Gifts are also used to create evangelism resources. New churches are being planted, hurts are being healed and lives are being transformed by the gospel because you give.


More about Missions Month

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Global Mission Offering supports the work of personnel such as one of our mission partners, Anna Anderson. She and her husband LeCount are part of “Together for Hope” Eastern North Carolina Poverty Network. They recently shared a touching story about a lady that needed help fixing up a home and God’s provision through their network. They are developing “A Gathering Place” to house various ministries in the area. FBC hopes to go and help with this restoration project. 


Anna and LeCount Anderson, North Carolina

In considering your offering to global missions, James 2:8 reminds us:

“Indeed, if you fulfill the royal law in the scripture, ‘Love your brother as yourself,’ you are doing well.”



Meeting Needs Across the Country

This spring, we emphasize mission work in North America and encourage your support. One missionary who is trying to provide a safe haven in the Big Easy is Kay Bennett. At the Baptist Friendship House in New Orleans, LA, she ministers to the impoverished, the unhoused, and to human trafficking survivors. She stresses how God’s people are best equipped to deal with these issues. 

Kay is one of hundreds you can support by giving to either one or both, the Annie Armstrong offering and the CBF Global Missions offering. They are our hands across North America.


Partnerships that Work

If you choose to give to the CBF Global Missions offering, you are helping support Scarlette Jasper in her work in Somerset, Kentucky. From previous mission trips to Kentucky, many of our members are acquainted with the needs there in dealing with every—especially in the area of unemployment. 

This past Christmas, our Women on Mission group helped support a project in which Scarlette prepared boxes for children who would otherwise receive very little in the way of Christmas joy. There are many needs in North America that are similar to the needs around the world.

This spring, may we all find joy in supporting the work in our own country.



 Virgil and Kelsey Brown, Redemption Church, Portland, Oregon


Ministering as the Hands and Feet of Jesus

Virgil and Kelsey Brown serve the Redemption Church in Portland, Oregon. That city is considered the most religiously unaffiliated in the United States. 42% identify as atheist, agnostic, or no religion. The Browns were seen as an oddity at first, but are now building relationships that lead to not only sharing bread with others, but also the Bread of Life.

Rick and Lita Sample are CBF field personnel in Fremont, California. They work among Afghan refugees in the San Francisco Bay Area. They provided a welcoming presence for those who fled the horror back home. They recently celebrated Easter with 493 Afghan people. God is at work through their efforts and all who serve across North America.