To say, “We live in difficult times” is an understatement. However, in spite of the many challenges of 2020, we need to be aware that many of God’s children are in need, and we are called to be of help as we can. We at FBC support two offerings that go around the world to help with the work being done by our field personnel who share the Gospel and aid where there are significant needs. Covid-19 has had a terrific impact for those serving people who were already marginalized.
Each December we are encouraged to give to the CBF Global Missions Offering or to the IMB (Lottie Moon) Christmas Offering. Those who contribute to the budget receive envelopes for this purpose, or gifts may be mailed to P.O. Box 908, Griffin, GA 30224. You may also contribute FBC’s online giving portal. For four weeks we will highlight work done by CBF and IMB. We covet your prayers and hope you will support one or both of these endeavors.
More about Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (Global Mission) Offering
The theme of this year’s global missions offering for CBF is “Extending Hope and Hospitality.” This effort has never been more important. Just as our church in recent months has had to change the ways in which we meet, worship, and do missions—so have our field personnel in the ways that they minister to those whom they serve. 100% of the money given goes to support field personnel so they do not have to spend valuable time raising their own support. One of the recipients is our own Missy Ward-Angalla, who serves in Uganda. Their refugee center has been seriously impacted by the circumstances of 2020, but they continue to offer hope and hospitality to refugees.
When you support the offering for Global Mission, you help plant new churches and offer the hope of Christ to people who have often never heard the Gospel. Many find hope, shelter, training, and safety through such ministries. Many thrive under the environment of hope and hospitality these ministries provide.
More about International Mission Board (Lottie Moon) Offering
One of those highlighted is Kristen Lowry, who works with Eunice Murage in their children’s shelter to rescue boys from the streets of Navasha, Kenya. These boys receive counseling, learn skills, and catch up on missing parts of their education. They take responsibility for chores and ultimately experience God’s love in a safe environment. Most of those served had been just living on the streets with no home and no guidance. Many experience rehabilitation and restoration and go on to live productive lives.
To help in this type of outreach, and many more such efforts around the world, we hope you both pray for and give financial gifts to these December offerings.