Louisiana Baptist Convention business office official announced Jan. 5 that Louisiana Baptists exceeded the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering goal by more than $176,000. The actual amount received totaled $1,476,827.70.
ALEXANDRIA – Louisiana Baptist Convention business office official
announced Jan. 5 that Louisiana Baptists exceeded the Georgia Barnette
State Missions Offering goal by more than $176,000. The actual amount
received totaled $1,476,827.70.
This exceeds by more than $200,000 the record $1,215,339.47 that was received in 2005.
“Louisiana Baptists have once again stepped up to the plate and made a
bold statement for missions,” said David E. Hankins, executive director
of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. “Our state mission staff is
humbled by the generosity of Louisiana Baptist churches.”
The Georgia Barnette State Mission Offering is used in many ways, such
as scholarships at Louisiana College for students interested in
missions, as well as church planting, disaster relief, mission
supplements, prison ministries and special mission projects.
“With words, deeds and dollars Louisiana Baptist churches have
exhibited through the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering that
they believe in the cooperative mission work we do in our beloved state
to reach the lost and plant churches,” Hankins said.
The LBC womens missions/ministry team promotes the offering.
“Thank you, Louisiana Baptists,” said Janie Wise, interim director of
women’s missions/ministries. “When God’s people give, God’s work
continues to move forward! Because we’ve given over and above, “for
these times…” new properties can be purchased, church plants begun,
materials, supplies and equipment provided for mission churches,
mission leaders can be trained, and on and on and on.”
The goal for the 2007 Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering has been set at $1.5 million.