As followers of Christ, we must be obedient to Him whatever the cost. We must be His heart, His hands and His voice in a world filled with unreached peoples. We are all part of the task to fulfill the Great Commission. Giving is a call to obedience too. Every penny given to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is used to support missionaries and their ministries.
Our church will be collecting this special offering on Sun, Dec 16 but you can give to this designated offering any time during the month of December.
Narrated by pastors and IMB workers, this theme video is a call to new levels of obedience based on Matthew 16:24-25. 3:27
Week of Prayer: Be His Heart, His Hands, His Voice
Week of Prayer, Dec 2-9, 2012
Focus Scripture: Matthew 16:24-25, HCSB
Pastors brave threats and bombs in the Himalayas. In Central Asia, an IMB doctor’s greatest concern isn’t for safety but that his ministry will make a difference for the kingdom. A worker in war-torn Somalia of the ’90s knew he’d have to be willing to die for Jesus and spend years learning why believers in persecution grow unimaginably strong in the faith.
Engaging people groups in the hard places comes with risk and sacrifice for all who obediently choose to be His heart, His hands, His voice. Most of us aren’t threatened because of our faith, but we need to be in prayer for those who are — not that persecution will end but that believers in persecution will stay courageous and bold.
Giving is also a call to obedience and sacrifice. The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® enables IMB missionaries to live and work at the forefront of lostness and extend our witness through their full-time ministry.
Each of us and our churches are called continually to take the next step in our obedience so that Christ is glorified and to ask “What am I doing and what is my church doing to be obedient — to BE His heart, hands and voice, no matter the cost?”