Acts 1:8 reveals both a call to serve and the power to serve. Jesus said to his disciples, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8 HCSB).
The call and the power are at work through Kentucky Baptist missionaries and missions volunteers. This year there are people in eastern Kentucky who heard the name and story of Jesus for the very first time. There are children in western Kentucky who received their first bikes—with the message that Jesus loves them. Across Kentucky, prisoners and their families heard that Jesus can save and set them free and hungry people were fed by members of church plants who want to build lives more than buildings. Dozens of self-funded missionaries, hundreds of short-term volunteers, and thousands of givers are working together, obeying God’s commission to go and tell. Through Him, they find their “Power to Serve.”
Join Kentucky Woman’s Missionary Union and the Kentucky Baptist Convention as we take a look at a series of ministries that share Christ with the lost. These ministries, and so many others, depend upon our giving to the Eliza Broadus Offering. May we find our power to pray, give and serve as the Holy Spirit speaks to us through the Word and through resources which make us aware of needs and opportunities.
This year’s emphasis is on service. We serve as we pray for Kentucky missions. We serve as we give sacrificially. We serve as we personally share the gospel with others. We serve as we go and minister in the name of Jesus. And in every avenue, the Power to Serve comes from the Holy Spirit.
Eliza Broadus Offering for State Missions
The Kentucky Woman’s Missionary Union website holds a treasure box of resources for churches and missions leaders–including stories and links to videos about how the Eliza Broadus Offering is changing lives for Christ. The KBC will be featuring one of these stories (and accompanying video) each week leading up to the EBO Week of Prayer, Sept. 7-14, 2014.
Additional resources, such as teaching materials, bulletin inserts and other promotional items, can be found at www.kywmu/ebo.