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.
“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.“
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.
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.