Our missionaries circle the globe with the gospel. We provide a listing by continent of our missionary families each Wednesday evening in the prayer bulletin. We now have eighty six missionaries or projects that we support corporately as a church. This number includes works both foreign and at home. We would like to add at least four new families to our outreach bringing the total to ninety.
Today we are talking about supporting missionaries. While our church budget has a main line budget item for missions, we also urge our people to give faith promise gifts for missionaries each week. The addition of new missionaries will be made possible only as our people give to faith promise missions. The size or amount of the missions' offering is between each person and the Lord. Some can give $1.00 a week; other may feel led to give $10.00, $20.00, or more.
There are three things that are important in faith promise giving. The first is that you determine an amount between you and your Savior that you will give each week. The faith element rests in the fact that you will believe Him to allow you to make the gift. The second element is to give this amount consistently each week. Set aside the amount agreed upon between you and God, and trust Him to work out the details. Lastly, you will see the ways God works in your life to enable you to fulfill your commitment to faith promise giving.
What will you trust Him for each week? Would you believe that God would be leading you to increase you giving by $1.00 - $5.00 - $10.00 or another amount? It is exciting to commit by faith and watch Him work! Make your commitment today.