A Word From Steve Jones
May 14th, 2018
Dear Pastors, Missionaries, Chaplains and Friends,
Steve here…The humanitarian needs in our world are overwhelming. We cannot individually meet all of these needs, but we can pray and support a few. Our Fellowship annual project is seeking to meet practical needs in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Project 2013--“Back to the Future” actually has five focuses in five countries involving five of our Fellowship International missions’ personnel. The following are the focuses:
· Humanitarian relief and missions in the D.R. Congo
· Leadership development in India
· A new missionary movement in Colombia
· Creating evangelistic media tools in France
· Church planting in Japan
Our Fellowship family and friends have raised $115,000 of the $300,000 goal so far.
The Congo Project:
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of our newest mission fields. Fellowship International missionaries, Richard and Brenda Flemming, during their travel as mission’s trainers, have been impacted by the poverty gripping this nation. Years of war and political unrest have ravished the country and its people.
The Congolese, for the most part, make their living off the land–a land that is generous during rainy season and stingy the rest of the time. Most farmers work at a subsistence level and have few tools, next to no equipment, and no resources to change that reality.
Through FAIR, Project 2013 will provide funding with which to purchase cattle, land and a farm vehicle. This will provide an opportunity for the Baptist Church Association to partner with their churches in improving the livelihoods of those within their congregations. Strengthening congregations economically will increase their potential to do missions and to reach their Francophone Africa with the gospel.
Currently, $22,000 of the $35,000 project has been raised. Please prayerfully consider giving to this focus or any of the other four foci. If you’ve not already watched the Project 2013 video, may I encourage you to watch it today? [CLICK HERE]
Details about the components of the project can be found on our website as well [CLICK HERE].
Take a moment and learn about these worthy causes. Give today and perhaps host a Project 2013 Sunday in your church. Thank you for considering this need.
Have a blessed week,