Thursday, November 20, 2014

Would you miss a meal?

This is a great opportunity for individuals and families to get involved in giving to international missions.This is not just for Southern Baptists, anyone can give. We have SO MANY friends and families who would love to give to support the work that we are doing, but don't know how.

It's simple: 1. Skip your meal, 2. Take a pic of you with your empty plate, tag with # forthemission and post on twitter, fb, instagram. 3. Then donate the $10 you would have spent on a meal (per person) to global missions through IMB. You can do that by texting 4mission to 80888* or giving online at imb.org/meal.....It's easy!

Want to enlist others? Here are some more ways you can help get the good news across the oceans.
–Enlist your small group to take the Miss a Meal challenge. Instead of offering refreshments at your next gathering, power up your laptop and let people donate on site.
–Utilize the Miss a Meal campaign as a family missions moment. Pull out a globe or use this fantastic map online at http://www.imb.org/women/liveit.asp to introduce your kids to God’s heart for the nations. Ask your kids if they would be willing to forgo lunch (or a snack if your children are younger). If your children are too young to skip a meal, you can still donate as a family.
–Get your women’s ministries involved by issuing a church-wide challenge
The Miss a Meal campaign is an easy global mission project that encourages
missional living and missions awareness with absolutely ZERO set up! As the
leader, set a goal for the total number of meals missed and a projected completion date.
Issue the challenge and see how many donations you can collect! Be sure to retweet and share
your church members photos on your church’s social media sites to snowball your efforts.
Ready? Set! Go Miss a Meal

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Day of Prayer and Fasting November 19th

The Ebola death toll quickly approaches 5,000 souls in West Africa. Prayer is essential — Christian workers, volunteers and many who do not know Jesus come in contact with this virus daily.

P R A Y
Every time you wash your hands or shake hands, think of those who are not allowed to be touched because of Ebola. Ask God to relieve their suffering and provide critical care for their needs.
Pray for the epidemic to be stopped in its tracks.
Pray for orphans who have lost parents, homes, belongings and extended family.
Pray for Ebola survivors – many are now ostracized by their communities.
Praise God that people are opening their hearts to the Gospel for the first time because of Christian workers who have stayed and are sharing in Guinea and beyond.
Prayerfully consider not cancelling mission trips to parts of Africa that are unaffected by the virus. Many countries are, in fact, thousands of miles from any cases of Ebola.
Ask God how He wants to use you in the midst of this crisis to make His Name known.
Join the Facebook event to learn more: http://bit.ly/EbolaDayofPrayer

T A K E A C T I O N
Fast for one or more meals. During the time you would spend eating, pray and get involved:
• donate to Ebola response projects in Liberia and Togo.
• write a letter to an Ebola survivor in Liberia.
• find out if members of your church’s people group have emigrated to the U.S. or Europe, and plan a mission trip there instead.

Join the Facebook event to learn more: http://bit.ly/EbolaDayofPrayer