Doing Our Part in a World Turned Upside Down
The IBC’s 2022 Global Missions Offering received €10,238.28 from six churches plus an offering at the ACM to help do our part in reaching the nations on three different continents – South America, Africa, and Europe.
Thirty percent of the money will go towards our partnership with the European Baptist Missions International project in Brazil. Valério and Sandra Kurth are broadcasting messages of hope to Pomeranians living in Brazil through radio and social media. Pomeranians live in a bleak, mountainous area of Brazil, suffering from great poverty. Many speak only the Pomeranian dialect and are heavily influenced by superstition.
Forty percent of the offering will go to minister to the poor in South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho through the work that North Sea Baptist Church, Stavanger, Norway, has been doing. The money from this year’s GMO will be used to install electricity and purchase a stove and refrigerator and provide support for the first year of ministry of a multipurpose center in Lesotho. Ministries include a soup kitchen; medical supply, clothing, shoe, and Bible distribution; leadership training; youth outreach; and food parcel distributions.
The final 30% of the money will go to assist IBC Bucharest in their ongoing ministry to Ukraine and Moldova and to support evangelistic outreach to the Nepalese community in Bucharest.