MMO giving at highest level since 2001
Missouri Baptists gave generously in 2015 to the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering (MMO). As a result, they surpassed the MMO goal for the fourth straight year and contributed the most to state missions projects since 2001.
Receipts for 2015, which are disbursed in 2016, totaled $754,843, exceeding the goal of $710,000 and vaulting well beyond last’s year’s giving of $701,681.
Nearly 790 Missouri Baptist churches contributed to MMO in 2015.
“Thank you, Missouri Baptists,” said John Yeats, executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention. “Your sacrificial giving is helping transform lives and communities with the gospel. The fact that we have exceeded our goal for four consecutive years shows that Missouri Baptists see the value in missions projects in our state, while sending more to the ends of the earth through the Cooperative Program.”
MMO supports statewide missions projects that help fulfill the Great Commission. The annual offering in 2015 focused on four areas: sharing Christ’s love; sending missionaries; starting churches; and strengthening churches.
Missouri Baptists approved a 2016 MMO goal of $710,000. The MBC plans to announce the 2016 theme and provide churches with MMO resources this summer.