Prayer and Financial Support for International Missions Goes Together

This Christmas season we are praying for the work of our IMB missionaries. I encourage you to join the many who are praying for those serving and for God to use them mightily to reach the unreached people groups. Additional this is the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering time of year and I encourage you to give. We have many ways to give this year including.

  • Miss a Meal campaign
  • Bake Sale
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Tour of Homes
  • Direct Giving
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Isaac and Joseph showing proof that they Missed A Meal. Support missions by skipping a meal and donating $10 per plate to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. #MissAMeal

Our Goal for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is $18,000.


Devotional Thought For the Day

Tony Mathews thought international missions wasn’t for everyone, that as a pastor his focus should be on the local church.

North Garland Baptist Fellowship, where he has served for 22 years, supported the Cooperative Program. Members of the Texas church had gone on international missions trips, which the pastor had supported — from a distance.

That changed in 2012 when he helped lead activities for children of Southern Baptist missionaries in Africa.

Talking with those missionaries, including Adam and Suzie Hailes from Madagascar, rocked Tony’s world — how he saw it and himself. He realized how enriching a pastor’s personal involvement in international missions could be to a local church. That’s a message he now shares with other African-American pastors in the Dallas area. He recruits them to go on missions trips with him, most recently in partnership with missionaries Johnny and Donna Maust to reach Afro-Ecuadorians. The church also partners with the Hailes.

And, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® for International Missions is becoming part of the church’s vocabulary, both collectively and within families.

“Now, I desire that everyone craves to be a part of it,” Tony says. “I want to show my people that God is not only their personal God, but He is also a global God, and we need to be there to share that news with others.”

Pray how you can share the Gospel both near and far, according to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).

Pray for missionaries like the Mausts and Hailes, who rely on support from fellow Southern Baptists.