By Mere Agency / Apr 12
Each year as we celebrate the Lord’s resurrection at Easter, the Global Outreach Commission seeks out beneficiaries for our annual Easter Sacrificial Offering (ESO). This offering is collected and distributed to those who are working to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the global church in some of the harshest parts of the world.
This year we’re excited to announce that after much deliberation and prayer, the Commission and Session have decided to support five ministries that are working in areas of mercy ministry while also faithfully proclaiming the gospel around the world.
Our ESO ministries are operating in the following parts of the world:
In connection with our long standing partner, Rafael Leal of La Roca Church, we’ll provide structural, aesthetic, and material improvements to three facilities providing care for at risk, homeless, and underserved children in Barranquilla and Santa Martha.
Working to build up the local church, this ministry’s goal is to see Christians grow in their faith and have their physical needs met, all while being trained to faithfully proclaim the gospel in their towns. Our contribution will enable their ministry to develop new training centers, raise up new leaders, and meet the physical and medical needs of many Egyptians.
In connection with a long-standing Tenth partner, this ministry’s goal is to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to Lebanon. They provide holistic care while also sharing the gospel. They’re also working to build up the church by training pastors, leaders, and laymen in sound theology.
In connection with a long-standing Tenth partner, this ministry is providing physical and spiritual care for widows and orphans that have suffered as a result of recent unrest. This ministry is helping the women and children re-establish themselves, offering schooling, job training, food, and spiritual care.
Caring for the hearts, bodies, and souls, this ministry is providing food, education, and gospel ministry to the thousands of Koboko refugees that have recently been displaced.
We encourage you to pray for the work taking place around the world and invite you to give as you feel so led. You can learn about ways to give here.