The annual March Mission Drive begins this Sunday! Historically in our fellowship, the months of March and October serve as two annual concentrated opportunities to spotlight, celebrate, and intentionally support the work of the Gospel among our missions network. This is always an exciting time to connect our local churches world-wide.
God’s passion witnessed powerfully in the passage from John 3:16 supplies the foundation of salvation for the world. The active work of God’s love orders our purpose as we believe in Jesus and receive Him as Lord and Savior. Jesus is the agent for this very work and positions us to bring salvation and hope for eternity. He has prepared us, poured his life and calling into us, and anointed and gifted each of us to reach our world with this hope. We now become the vessels of His passion and instruments of His purpose.
This electronic pastoral letter comes as a reminder of resources available to encourage participation.
This season is designed to motivate us to action to hear, accept, and become a participant in fulfilling the passion of God through missions ministries. We are grateful to partner with you and thankful to express our gratitude to each local church for your support in prayer and giving to Missions. This is always an excellent opportunity to remind you that 100% of your Mission Offerings go directly to the mission field. Through your prayer and giving, amazing ministries have been and are being supplied – lives globally are experiencing the life-changing message of the Gospel of Christ.
Due to limited regular church services and attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic, Harvest Partner Mission Giving and Project Giving were down near the 2020 year-end. We are especially thankful for those who supported our year-end giving effort to raise support funding for this year.
As we make our way through the month of March and again celebrate our privilege to support mission efforts through the March Mission Drive, may we be so moved and reminded to inquire of the Lord as to His purposeful placement of our own unique investment in this eternal cause. May the Holy Spirit so lead us to service and connection in the global task of sharing the whole Gospel to the entire world.
Dr Catherine Payne
Global Missions Ministries