FaithWORKS Report [July 2012]


Please be making your plans right now to give as generous and liberal Thanksgiving Offering as the Lord enables you. The needs are great and on-going…and God is faithful! Remember, when you support the General Fund of BFM, you are supplying the essential needs of 12 faithful missionary families to obey Jesus’ Great Commission to go into all the world, preach the Gospel, baptize those believers, establish New Testament Baptist churches, and teach those churches to believe and practice everything Jesus Christ has commanded us. You will not find anywhere on this planet more Scriptural, committed, and fruitful missionaries than those who serve in partnership with BFM.

Here are just some of God’s inspired instructions on giving:

1. Purpose in your heart what you believe God wants you to give [2 Corinthians 9.7]
2. Plan your giving and your gift well in advance of the occasion [2 Corinthians 8.10- 11; 9.2]
3. Trust God to give you something to give back to Him [2 Corinthians 9.8-11]
4. Lay something aside every week or month in prospect of the offering [2 Corinthians 9.3-4]
5. Give generously and hilariously…with thanksgivings to God [2 Corinthians 9.6-7]6. Give in obedience to God and His Gospel…and to express your love to Him [2 Corinthians 8.7-8; 9.13]
7. Give to God and His Glory [2 Corinthians 8.5, 9; 9.11-15]
8. Give for the telling of His Gospel in all the regions beyond you [2 Corinthians 10.16]
9. Give to Christ’s Gospel servants to be like God [3 John 5-7]
10. Give to participate and share in the fruits of the harvest [3 John 8; Philippians 4.17- 20]


We have received your extraordinarily generous June offerings with many thanksgivings to God! We thank each one of you. Every offering – of whatever amount – goes together to make the whole what it is. We can thank God for many of you by name because you are willing to be identified by name. We respect others of you who request anonymity, but you can be sure that God knows who you are, and we bless God for each one. We are not the only ones who love a cheerful giver – God Himself tells us that HE LOVES THE CHEERFUL GIVER! [2 Corinthians 9.7] I am never hesitant to express God’s own evaluations and sentiments.

Your faithful giving supplies the needs of Christ’s servants and ministers of the Gospel; multiplies exponentially glory, praises, and thanksgivings back to God; and encourages others to give also.