The Cooperative Program is Southern Baptists’ unified plan of giving through which cooperating Southern Baptist churches give a percentage of their undesignated receipts in support of their respective state convention and the Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries.
The One God Sent [Iowa] In 2012, GILMER MAURICIO traveled from Bolivia to Cedar
Rapids to visit family. While there, he visited Immanuel Baptist Church
and asked the pastor about a Hispanic church. Gilmer did not know
God had placed planting a Hispanic church on the heart of this pastor
or that he had been praying for four years for someone to lead that
work. The pastor told Gilmer if he was the one God had sent he could
start immediately. Now the whole family and the church continue
to grow. Pray for Gilmer and his wife, ETHEL, as they emphasize
salvation and work to restore and strengthen Hispanic families, and
give generously through the Cooperative Program.
for week of August 21, 2016
The Perfect Sacrifice [West Africa] A sheep ran around the legs of Christian worker SAM
GARDNER* while he was talking with a group of men in town. Seeing
Sam’s startled reaction, a man in the group said, “Sorry, we need
them for sacrifices.” Sam replied, “Christians do not perform animal
sacrifices because Jesus is our perfect sacrifice. All our sins—past,
present and future—are dealt with through the perfect sacrifice
of Jesus. This is a big difference between us.” Thank you for giving
through the Cooperative Program so Sam can clearly explain the
message of Jesus in West Africa.
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