Every nation ... our generation
    August 9 2010 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC Executive Director-Treasurer

    Every nation…our generation.” If you haven’t heard this phrase yet in your church, I hope very soon you will be hearing it often, as it is the theme for the 2010 North Carolina Missions Offering.

    Since next month kicks off our annual offering promotion, it is important for you to understand how vital this offering is to helping make life-changing ministries possible.

    The NCMO is presently helping fund 179 church planters who work with the Baptist State Convention’s church planting ministry.

    Last year, we helped Southern Baptist church planters start 98 new churches across this state.

    These new churches represent various ethnicities and backgrounds, including 25 Asian, two Chinese and two Filipino churches.

    With more and more people moving into our state from all over the world, church plants are critical in reaching them with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our God is truly bringing the nations to us, and I am excited to think that because of church plants people in North Carolina can worship and learn about God in their own language.

    The NCMO provides almost all the support for the work of N.C. Baptist Men.

    Each year N.C. Baptist Men carry out 14 ministries in North Carolina and around the world. Last year this group trained thousands of North Carolina Baptists to serve in ministries such as disaster relief and the medical/dental bus ministry.

    In 2009, the medical/dental bus ministry went to 152 locations and provided free care to nearly 5,000 patients.

    Your sacrificial giving to the NCMO allowed physical needs to be met, and in turn, our medical volunteers were able to share the gospel with many people.

    In addition to church planting and N.C. Baptist Men ministries, your gifts to the NCMO support associational mission projects, missions education and promotion, and two mission camps — one in Red Springs and one in Shelby.

    Our NCMO theme this year, based on Acts 1:8, is a reminder that we, as believers in Jesus Christ, have been given the responsibility of sharing the gospel with people in our community, in our nation, and in the world.

    We do not have time to waste. An estimated 5.5 million people in North Carolina do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The Joshua Project estimates that 2.7 billion people in the world are part of an unreached people group, meaning they have little or no access to the gospel. 

    North Carolina Baptists, we have much work to do. The call is urgent and our days are numbered.

    We have many resources available to help you with NCMO promotion and planning. If you visit www.ncmissionsoffering.com, you will find videos, news articles, brochures and a host of other resources.

    I ask that you prayerfully consider supporting missions through the NCMO.

    Your gifts will help send the gospel across our state and around the world.

    “But ye shall receive power…and ye shall be witnesses unto me…..” Acts 1:8  
    8/9/2010 8:27:00 AM by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC Executive Director-Treasurer | with 0 comments

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