Missions & Love Gift Ministries … Spring 2018

by Grace Kelly-Neal

As these two ministries come together as one, we can only say to God be the glory for the great things he has done. As I think of these two ministries this one scripture comes to mind; it was proclaimed by Jesus to his disciples.

Matthew 9:36-38 …

“But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, the harvest truly is plenteous, but he laborers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.” (KJV)

As we celebrate 86 years of Love Gift, we celebrate the giving spirit of the women of American Baptist Ministries.

Why do we have a Women and Girls Mission Fund?

American Baptist Women’s Ministries sees what happens when we issue a call to make a difference in the lives of women and girls. People want to participate and we do!

Isaiah 1:17 …

“Learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.” (NRSV)

The Lord put us here as American Baptist Women to answer the call, and we are rising to the top!

Love Gift was a banner year in 2017 for ABWMNYS with $9,720. In 2018, as of the end of the fiscal year of 3/31/2018, there was reported $1,860.07.

The Women and Girls Mission Fund continues to benefit from the generosity of American Baptist Women and in 2018, as of the end of the fiscal year of 3/31/2018, there was reported $2,224.00.

Let us continue to give, and watch the harvest grow.

Let us continue to do good, seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, and plead for the widow , as only women of God know how to do.

To God be the Glory for all the great things he has done, he is doing, and will continue to do in the lives of his people.

Grace

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