Why do I give to the Eliza Broadus Offering for State Missions? Because I love the state of Kentucky and I love the people of Kentucky. And they need to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I grew up in a Kentucky Baptist church and participated in GA’s and Acteens. This is an offering I have supported and learned about for many years. It was not until I began working for KY WMU that I got to see firsthand how this money is used for Gospel ministry. Each year grant applications are sent to our office for ministries around the state. Some are for small food pantries where each week the Gospel is shared as food is given out. Some are for large ministries that serve the homeless and refugees. No matter the size of ministry or gift request, the message and passion are the same – “Share the Love of Christ with everyone we meet”. One ministry that is particularly close to my heart is The Answer Center in Henderson. I spent time there one summer on a mission trip and was amazed at the number of people they help with clothing, household goods, and school supplies. They even had volunteers giving free back to school haircuts! With each family that came through, the love of Christ was shown to them.
There are many things we can spend our money on, but the Eliza Broadus Offering will always be put to good use of sharing the Gospel.
I Give, Will You?
Written by Lori Sharp, Financial Coordinator, Kentucky WMU