Published November 21, 2017
Thank you, Kentucky Baptists, for your gifts to the Eliza Broadus Offering for State Missions. You are part of a missions movement across Kentucky supported by prayer, giving, and personal involvement.
Your support helped Warren Association of Baptists to begin English as a Second Language classes at their International Ministry Center. A new church plant, Journey Church, meets at this location. On their first Sunday, there were 197 people there and eight different languages spoken.
Churches that share the building include Nueva Vida, meeting at noon, and Zo Baptist Church, meeting at 2 p.m. Work is underway to finish the upstairs of the building to accommodate a second worship service and Sunday School space to start additional international congregations.
Red River Baptist Association used EBO funds to sponsor a new church being planted in Breathitt County. This eastern Kentucky county needs a church plant because 92 percent of the population is unchurched or dechurched. Pray for Ray Spence, who will be the pastor. He is in the organizational phase, interviewing community leaders and citizens. Pray for the core group as they decide where to hold services.
Liberty Baptist Association youth and adults were engaged in LoveLoud, a week of summer outreach in the community. Approximately 300 volunteers served on 21 teams plus those who assisted with other logistics such as meals, photography, runners, etc. Your gifts to EBO provided a grant to help them complete 57 projects. Five students were saved during the week and many more responded in other ways to the preaching of God’s Word during the week.
Your EBO gifts assisted Muhlenburg Baptist Association in holding Kidfest, an annual event where children hear the gospel during a day of fun-filled experiences. This year they had 286 children, 152 adults who attended with the children, and 150 workers. Four children accepted Christ and information was provided to a local church for follow-up. In addition, the contact information for all attendees was given to area churches for visitation efforts.
An EBO grant helped the HOPE ministry of First Baptist Church, Covington, care for homeless and addicted people in the community. The church provided 2,400 meals this year, surpassing their goal of 1,500 meals. Nine individuals have given their life to Christ through the HOPE ministry this year.
Our EBO offering goal is $1,250,000. Every dollar will make an impact as we “Rise Up and Shine!”
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