From the Pastor:
For the last few weeks I have been preaching on stewardship. It is not only fitting to do so as we consider the 2016 budget for our church, but also as we begin an emphasis on reaching the lost across the entire world.
Dr. David Platt, the leader of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, wrote the following letter to all Southern Baptist pastors:
“Lottie Moon spent nearly 40 years telling people in China about the God who created them, loved them and gave His life for them. Today, billions are still living and dying without ever hearing this good news. This cannot be tolerable to those of us who have experienced God’s grace and know God’s glory. We are compelled to pray relentlessly, give sacrificially and go willingly because of Who He is, how much He loves all peoples and how much He deserves their praise.”
“My deepest thanks for shepherding the people God entrusted to your care for the spread of His gospel. Through your prayers and giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, people around the world are hearing the gospel, repenting of sin and trusting in Jesus. We at IMB are excited to partner with you and your church to send and support limitless missionary teams who make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for His glory.”
Until All Have Heard – David Platt