Southern Baptist Convention

for week of March 19, 2017

A Great Gift of Friendship
[Central Asia] Before IMB missionaries JUDE and LEANNE* moved overseas, they asked the Father for friends for their boys, DAVIS and LANDRY. When they settled in Central Asia, they all went to a play- ground on an icy February day. There they met a wheelchair-bound younger boy named Adam. After introducing themselves, the boys started playing ball together. Leanne was able to meet Adam’s mother, and now both families visit each other, share meals and meet on the playground. Your gifts through the Cooperative Program allowed these workers to meet Adam’s family. Thank the Father for this great gift of friendship, and ask that this family would come to believe the gospel.

Bible Reference & Statement: Colossians 3:23

Giving to God is an act of celebration. We give not to impress people but in response to what God has done for us. Let us give enthusiastically and generously because our gifts are for His glory.

for week of March 19, 2017

Speaking with Urgency
Speaking with Urgency [Sub-Saharan Africa] IMB missionary ROBERT LANE listened as a local believer in South Sudan made plans to return to his village to share the gospel. Then the man received a message: His village had been attacked on eight sides. Most of his people were killed and their houses burned. His sister ran for her life, her baby in her arms and an AK–47 on her back. Her husband was already dead. “We speak with urgency not because people are getting old and dying without Jesus,” said Robert, “but because they are being killed before we can get to them.” Continue giving through the Cooperative Program so missionaries can share Christ in extreme places.

Bible Reference & Statement: Ephesians 4:11-13

Christians are expected to grow. Various leaders have been provided to help us mature in Christlikeness. Spiritual growth usually has an outward expression. For most Christians, at some point, spiritual growth is expressed as growth in giving.

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