Hello Church Family,
In the months of November and December, we always take up a special Christmas Missions offering that goes directly to support missionaries, missions projects and missions ministries. I'm going to share information about that with you, and then my wife Vicki has a message for the Women of our Church about our upcoming Sweet Christmas events.
First, let me share with you about our 2023 Christmas Missions Offering. Our recent DIFFERENCE-MAKERS Conference was led by 3 of our Missionaries - men who are making a great difference in their respective countries and communities.
Robert Barriger leads Life Missions, a ministry in Peru that starts Churches, helps compassion ministries (i.e., providing wheelchairs for the disabled, building homes for impoverished families, housing and caring for young traumatized women). He also leads a network of 300+ Pastors in that country, trains Pastors all over South America, and provides counsel and guidance to government leaders.
Steve Kern leads Good News In Action ministries that oversee a network of Churches throughout El Salvador and also has congregations in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. They have been very involved in training Pastors and Leaders and have seen over 400,000 people come to faith in Christ through their ministry efforts.
Moses Odhiambo leads Echoes of Mercy, a ministry in Kenya that is involved in starting Churches, housing orphans, overseeing schools, and leading a nationwide ministry to widows (that recently resulted in 3000+ widows attending a Conference with them).