October Mission Drive begins Sunday, October 2nd. It is a month-long, semi-annual opportunity in which to invest specifically in Mission Giving, providing support to international and mission leaders to supply ministries within 135 nations. It is also one of two annual opportunities to spotlight, celebrate, and intentionally support the work of the Gospel among our International network in the Church of God of Prophecy. This is always an exciting time to connect our local churches worldwide.
This year in preparation for the October Mission Drive we are providing a pastoral mailing to local churches who are partnered with mission nations and/or regions. Enclosed in that mailing, among other items is a full-color copy master in order to produce five weeks of bulletin inserts highlighting some of the Gospel work ongoing throughout our missions network. There is also a grey-scale copy master of bulletin inserts if you would prefer. These will also be available on our website soon for download, as well as a digital greeting designed for second Sunday mission’s emphasis at your local church.
We are thankful to express our gratitude to each local church for prayer and giving to Missions, and to remind you that 100% of your Mission Offerings go directly to the mission field. Through your prayer and giving, vital indigenous ministries have been supplied and lives around the world have experienced the life-changing message of the Gospel of Christ. This expectation is a reflection of our heart of harvest among our people and our faith in Jesus that drives and compels us to reach the nations with the Gospel.
We express our appreciation to each pastor and local church fellowship for your commitment to and partnership in missions. We also desire to help your local church connect to a mission nation if you are not currently a part of the Harvest Partner effort.
Also enclosed in this mailing are the new Global Missions Ministries Prayer Map and the 2017 Global Missions Calendar that may be displayed on a church bulletin board or in a designated prayer room in your local church. With few exceptions, both pieces have the names and/or photos of our current leadership listed from every area of the world.
The Psalmist wrote, . . . I have trusted in the LORD without wavering . . . for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth . . . proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds (Psalms 26:1b, 3, 7 NIV).
One of the great blessings of our fellowship is the relationship we share with one another. As we pray for our Global family throughout this month, may the Lord lead you to lead your people to a place of service and connection in the global task of sharing the whole Gospel to the entire world. This is our family. These are our stories. And this is our great joy to serve together.
Cathy Payne, Global Missions Ministries
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