A Letter from the Executive Director

“Our obedience… His abundance” is the theme of this year’s Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering. It is taken from the story of the widow at Zarephath in 1 Kings 17 and captures the essence of her great faith and God’s great provision.

The key verses are 1 Kings 17:15-16: “So she proceeded to do according to the word of Elijah… The flour jar did not become empty, and the oil jug did not run dry, according to the word of the Lord.”

At the annual meeting in Kansas City last October, Missouri Baptists voted on several potential MMO themes, and this one was the clear winner. It illustrates the heart of our people, who give sacrificially through MMO to projects in four key ministry areas: Sharing Christ’s Love, Sending Missionaries, Starting Churches, and Strengthening Churches.

As you’ll see in the promotional materials, there are vital Missouri mission projects that depend on your church’s faithful giving to MMO. In 2013, we exceeded our goal for the second straight year. Thank you for your obedience… and thanks be to God for His abundance!

Dr. John Yeats
MBC Executive Director