September 27, 2013 in Missions & Ministry
Part of what it means to be a follower of Christ is to share the good news of Jesus not only in your neighborhood but also around the world. Each year, the World Mission Offering (WMO) provides an opportunity to understand what is happening worldwide through International Ministries (IM) and to support those important mission efforts.
This year’s theme is Embrace the Cause. You and your children and grandchildren will remember how God promised Abram that all the peoples on earth would be blessed through him. Genesis 12:3b (“…all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”) reminds us of how we are called to be a blessing to others. We can bless others by being active in mission and embracing the cause of Christ in our community and globally.
We will celebrate how our WMO gifts make possible the ministries of 109 long-term IM missionaries and more than 1,800 short-term missionaries and volunteers. They, along with more than 200 partner organizations, work in more than 70 countries in:
- Health and Healing
- Anti-Human Trafficking
- Theological Education
- Economic Development
- Peace and Refuge
I believe that when we Embrace the Cause, God will lead us to provide increased support for our worldwide missions. Please join me as we gain deeper understanding of International Ministries and are blessed through our giving to WMO.
Mission Ministry Team Leader