It’s September!! Vacations are over, school is back in session, football season is here, and Fall is in the air. For Kentucky Baptists September is recognized as state mission’s month. Next week, September 11-18, is the week set aside in our calendar for State Missions Emphasis and the week most Kentucky Baptist Churches receive the Eliza Broadus Offering.
As Missions Mobilization Coordinator with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, let me say thank you for your prayers and gifts through the Eliza Broadus Offering to state missions. Through your praying and giving you are part of the work of 117 Kentucky Mission Service Corps Missionaries that serve across the state, and the 874 professions of faith that they reported. You had a part in ministering to children and teens, men and women, repairing homes for needy families, ministering to those in and coming out of jails and prisons, church planting, pregnancy care centers, internationals, disaster relief, associational work, and much more. As is often said, “we can do more together” and that is certainly true in Kentucky as we pray and give through the Cooperative Program and the Eliza Broadus Offering for State Missions.
Kentucky Woman’s Missionary Union so faithfully promotes state missionaries and ministries year after year and provides materials for our mission emphasis. Through their print material and videos we have an opportunity to learn what is going on in Kentucky, are encouraged to pray for missions in Kentucky, are given the opportunity to give to missions in Kentucky, and are provided with many ways do missions right here at home.
Thank you, Liz Encinia and staff, for your promotion of Kentucky missions. Thank you, Kentucky WMUs across the state, for your support of Kentucky missions. And thanks to all of you who pray, give, and go to share the Gospel right here at home. Because of your faithfulness to promote and participate in state missions we can reach Kentucky for Christ.