Where Will You Give This Christmas?

Christmas and the end of the calendar year are times when Americans give more money than any other time.

What will you give this year?

Let me suggest Christian ministries where you can give extra money before the end of the year

First, consider giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. This offering provides half of all the support for over 5000 missionaries around the world plus their 4000 dependent children. First Baptist Church is in the top 100 Southern Baptist churches for giving to this offering. Your giving will help take the message to the nations.

Second, consider giving to benevolence needs through FBC. We will use your money to help meet the needs of people in our community who are struggling to make it financially.

Third, consider giving for our new church plant in Metairie. We have a tremendous opportunity to reach our area for Christ. Metairiechurch will be beginning ministry after the first of the year. Your gifts of extra funds will help get this ministry up and running.

Fourth, consider giving for the new educational building of FBC. We have a tremendous need for space to teach children and adults. We want to make disciples and teach them to observe all that Christ has commanded. Your gifts will make a real difference for the next 50 years as we seek to reach our community.

If you feel led to use your yearend giving in any or all of these areas, simply use your regular FBC envelope and mark where you wish this to be used.

You may want to give in other areas. I will be happy to give you suggestions of ministries where your blessings can be used in the local community and across the country or around the world.

Wherever you live, Christians are ministering in the name of Christ. I hope you will be generous as you use your resources to bless others.

Thank you for your willingness to give. May God bless you as you do so.

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