First Baptist Church - Linden
Sunday, February 19, 2017
MISSIONS EMPHASES of OUR CHURCH
Pearlie Wells, Our WMU Director, does a wonderful job of promoting all the Missions Offerings and Emphases each year.
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There are three special offerings we support that are special missions offerings each year. These three key Mission Offering Emphases during each year in our Convention are suppored as part of the ministry of our church family to reach the World as the Lord has commanded us in the Great Commission.
The Reach Texas State Missions offering is done in the Fall of the year. All funds raised in this special offering go directly to mission work right here in Texas. This year's goal was $2,000 and we surpassed it by over $700, praise the Lord!
The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions is done each year just before Easter to raise funding for missionaries here in North America. Our Goal this time is $3,000. Pray for mission work in North America!
The Lottie Moon Christmas offering for International Missions is done in December each year. We attained our Goal again for this Offering of $4,000! Praise the Lord!
THANK YOU, CHURCH, FOR YOUR GREAT GIVING!
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SAMARITAN'S PURSE CHRISTMAS BOXES
This has become an annual emphasis in our church. Our church just sent out 530 of these boxes this year, which will go all over the world to touch childen and their families! Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, heads this great organization which promotes this wonderful project for children. We recently received a personal letter from Franklin thanking us for our participation and great efforts in this ministry! Our own Bro. Dan Boon and wife, Janet, plus many other volunteers from our church family work year-round on this important project along with help from many others.
Praise the Lord for it!
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We also are teaching and educating our Children about Missions in the Wednesday night programs: RA's for boys, GA's for Girls, and Mission Friends for Preschoolers.