If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be even more!
The 2016 state missions videos tell stories of how the Eliza Broadus Offering is used (kywmu.org/ebo/videos). If you have not shown them in your church, choose one and show it as the offering is received. Or, show one during a missions moment time in a service. The videos are undated and can be used any time of the year.
One of the 2016 videos tells the story of BREAK in Corbin. Bible Released-Time Education Association of Kentucky provides BREAKtime outreach to elementary students through the use of two buses equipped for children. Parents grant permission for their children to participate in Bible learning on a BREAK bus and the results are amazing.
In the video, Beth Arnold shared her thanks for an EBO grant to help BREAK paint a second bus. It was so exciting to receive a note from Beth in mid-September.
“I just wanted to let you know our newly painted BREAK bus has been going to schools the last two weeks. The students have been excited and so pleased to see ‘their’ bus looking so shiny and pretty. After receiving the EBO grant money, we were still $3,700 short for the quoted $10,000 for paint and labor. After saving for three years and getting much closer to our goal, an individual (the man actually painting the bus) personally donated $1,200, then the painting company wrote off $2,500 still needed. I really think the EBO grant money pushing us up in reach of the needed amount is what motivated the generous giving. Thank you!
“The EBO video is really impacting our getting the word out about the ministry. I have been to three churches this month in our county to set up a BREAK display and answer questions after the video was shown. I am also getting calls from outside the Tri-Counties with questions how to start a Bible Release Time in their community. I’m sure I will continue to use the video in sharing about the ministry. I appreciate so much the opportunities EBO has provided for BREAK.”
EBO is at work through ministries across Kentucky! May we give generously this year for state missions to reach our goal of $1,250,000.