Wednesday, March 29, 2017
missions for life®
Kentucky Woman's Missionary Union Executive Director Joy Bolton explains a few of the materials available this year, and how to use them to promote missions and missions giving in your church.
The world has come to Kentucky. Refuse Louisville mobilizes the church to help meet the unique needs of individuals and families from other countries who are new to the United States.
In West Kentucky, Baptist donors and volunteers are reaching their neighbors with the gospel message, the love of Christ, and physical/material assistance. Ministries across the commonwealth similar to these can apply for support each year through the Eliza Broadus Offering.
Launched in 1999, GAP helps thousands of men, women and children meet the most basic of needs every year. It coordinates the work of hundreds of Christian volunteers annually, many of them local people who go out into their communities and share the gospel. A true lighthouse to the people of Floyd County, thousands came to the facility last year to receive spiritual nourishment and experience true community.
An elective activity offered to elementary school children in the Corbin area, BREAK Time provides supervised Bible study using two retired school busses as mobile classrooms. For boys and girls who perhaps don't attend church regularly on the weekends, BREAK Time is an opportunity to build on their understanding of the Bible from week to week under the leadership of a consistent team of volunteer teachers.
Missions giving and education are a big part of September's state missions emphasis, and so is missions service. Last year the Kentucky Baptist Convention and Kentucky WMU partnered together to encourage Kentucky Baptists to commit to a day of service in their community through Operation Inasmuch. The KBC reported that among congregations that participated, between 65 to 75 percent of their Sunday morning worshippers took part in the designated day of service. What a wonderful way to be part of the state missions emphasis this year.