A Message from the Executive Director
Imagine providing rape survivors with clothes, hygiene kits, and teddy bears. Or creating a “farm system” for bi-vocational ministers and spouses to serve as licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Or connecting local churches with partnering congregations in the Americas and Europe.
You can engage in these ministries – and many more – as you give to the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering. Our annual state missions offering supports 24 ministries. These include Christian foster care, rescue from human trafficking, ministries to senior adults, summer missions, disaster relief, church revitalization, and other projects that help transform lives and communities with the gospel.
The theme of this year’s offering is taken from 2 Corinthians 8:5. Paul praises the churches of Macedonia for begging to be included in a collection for suffering saints in Jerusalem. And he appeals to believers in Corinth to follow through on their commitment to do the same. Concerning the Macedonians, Paul writes, “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us by God’s will.”
What a privilege Missouri Baptists have to contribute to God’s work of grace in the hearts of people across our state.
Last year, 733 Missouri Baptist churches supported MMO, and we are praying that number increases substantially this year. If your church hasn’t been receiving an MMO offering, please review the resources in this promotional packet and bless your people with an opportunity to give willingly to the Lord’s work across our state.
All materials in this packet are provided free of charge – whether you download or order them from the MBC. Our goal this year is $725,000. You can make a difference. We are trusting God to provide – and to receive the glory as a result of your church’s gift of support through MMO.
Dr. John Yeats
MBC Executive Director