Hospitality begins with you
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2
This year’s CBF Global Missions Offering enables us to extend lasting hope and loving hospitality in very real ways to refugees, to people living in poverty, and to marginalized families and children around the world.
Jesus himself was once a refugee. When there was war and unrest, God led Mary and Joseph to take him and flee to Egypt. God does expect us to love the stranger who comes to a strange land. This is written all over our Bibles.
Your giving to this offering helps support the ministry of Gary and Janie Angel for Syrian refugees in Antwerp, Belgium. This is a life-changing ministry for many who have never heard of Christ and need both hope and hospitality. One refugee served there stated that she had no food, no cooking oil, and was miserable until she found the Angels. Schools had closed, there was death everywhere until the center became her salvation. The Good News looks like freedom to the people who flee from the Middle East and North Africa.
This story could be found all around our world as CBF reaches out to those in need.
Charles and Shannon Worthy recognize the importance of investing in relationships in the Italian culture. For more than 17 years they have invested their lives and ministry in Italy as IMB missionaries. They push back the darkness for many and bring the light of the gospel to Italy.
We have been encouraged to pray for and give a financial gift to help those who are our hands and feet to reach others for Christ and offer a cup of cold water around the world. As many of us give gifts to loved ones and friends through the Christmas season, may we also include gifts for CBF and IMB so that all the world may know the love of Christ.
May FBC Griffin be found faithful in the midst of trying times, to support with prayer and gifts the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Global Missions Offering and the International Mission Board (Lottie Moon) Offering so that others may be our hands and feet in places where we are unable to go.