It’s State Missions Week

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This week Baptists all across Kentucky are focusing on the Week of Prayer for State Missions and the Eliza Broadus Offering.  Kentucky Woman’s Missionary Union so faithfully promotes state missionaries and ministries year after year and provides material for our mission emphasis.  Through the 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.

Currently 100+ missionaries serve in Kentucky in numerous ministry settings.  Those include evangelism/community outreach to children, youth, and families; serving the homeless; ministries to jail/prison inmates and their families; ministry to elementary, high school, and college students; church planting; work with internationals; disaster relief; camps; pregnancy care centers; hospitality houses; and equestrian ministry, just to name a few.  You partner with all of these through your gifts to the Eliza Broadus Offering and Cooperative Program.

There are lots of other ways to connect with Kentucky missions all throughout the year.  When asked what you can to for the missionaries their number one response is almost always, “pray.”  They are also eager for you to visit and learn about their work, then come and serve alongside them.  Whatever gift, skill, or talent you have there is a place for you to serve.

You can view a list of our Kentucky missionaries at www.kybaptist.org/missionaries.  Your church or missions organization may be interested in adopting one of the missionaries.  For information on that go to www.kybaptist.org/adopt.  To pray for our Kentucky missionaries on their birthdays go to www.kybaptist.org/interseed.  And, to find numerous opportunities to in Kentucky go to www.kybaptist.org/go.

If you have never gone on a mission trip before let me encourage you to begin right here in Kentucky.  Contact me at [email protected] and I will be happy to assist.

Thank you, Joy Bolton and staff, for you promotion of Kentucky missions.  Thank you, Kentucky WMU all 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 many of the hungry are fed, many in prison are being ministered to, many who do not have clothing are provided for and, most importantly, many come to a saving faith in Christ Jesus.

For information on the 2014 Week of Prayer for State Missions and the Eliza Broadus Offering go to www.kywmu.org/ebo.

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