Sunday, December 02, 2007

Telling the Story

It's December. For many, many Christian denominations, that means missions offerings. Some churches have their own system for collecting missions offerings; but many churches still wait until December to make their push for international missions.

I spoke in one of those churches last week, and in another one this morning. My wife Pam spoke in a different one this morning. Tonight, we will speak together in a church that emphasizes their international missions in December. In fact, we will be busy the rest of the month doing just that.

And we love doing it.

We love sharing the story about what God is doing in South America. It's a great thing. It's a joy to share our story, especially if it motivates someone to dig into their pockets and give so others can hear the great story of salvation in the Lord Jesus.

Southern Baptists are challenged to give 165 million dollars this year. The truth is we could give it and never miss it. We could give 300 million and not miss it. We ought to. If we give 165 million dollars this year, we will be able to maintain (thanks to the falling dollar), and grow a little bit. If we were to give 300 million, we could send out twice as many men and women, which would mean that many others would hear the gospel.

Whatever your affiliation, don't be afraid to give a generous offering this Christmas. Put the salvation of others ahead of that new HD flatscreen (yes, that is one thing that I would get if I could). Give so we can continue to tell the story of Jesus!

4 comments:

Everett said...

do you know any one from Ft.Madison IA?

enmmungn@interl.net

Kevin, Somewhere in South America said...

Actually, yes, I do know people in Ft. Madison, IA. Madison Baptist Church has come to Peru on a few trips. I have always appreciated their help and support of our work down there. - KDS

GuyMuse said...

Thanks for sharing with our Stateside brethren the wonderful things God is doing in SAM. Last night as part of our family devotions we watched several of the http://www.commissionstories.com videos. There are about a half dozen from the Americas--one from that city you guys live in "somewhere in south america". Bro. QR gives a good interview. There are also a couple of LMCO reports on there from the field which are timely for those of you Stateside sharing with churches.

Kevin, Somewhere in South America said...

Guy,

Thanks for putting that link out there for people to see. I was not even aware of it myself. I can't say why, but I have found myself spending far less time on the computer than I did even 6 months ago. So there are things going on out there that I am not even aware of. Ignorance, by the way, is bliss, in this case.

Life is good!

KDS