I spoke to the WMU ladies in Jackson, Alabama, recently. During my research, I found some details that I believe are encouraging to all of us in Clarke County.
Of every dollar we give through the Cooperative Program, 25.1 cents goes to international missions. Collectively, Clarke Baptists gave $353,242.00 through the Cooperative Program in 2020. Of that, $88,663.74 went to international missions.
In addition, our gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering were $62,694.00. That means that Clarke Baptists gave $151,357.74 to international missions last year.
That was a pandemic year. That’s amazing.
If you were one of the givers – I pray you tithe since that’s God’s amount – God promises rewards.
As we individually are obedient to be cheerful givers, God’s message of salvation goes to Jerusalem and all Judea, Samaria, and the uttermost parts of the earth. Those are symbolic names for our towns and all of Clarke County, our United States and all of the world.
Mark Presswood, associational missionary for the Clarke Baptist Association, recently wrote this as his column for the CBA newsletter.