Global Second Wave Covid 19
As we continue to navigate our way through the challenges of Covid 19, most of our churches are doing well. We are thankful to our LORD for His mercy and direction. However, this is not the case in most of the world.
We have learned about massive needs all over the world from IMB missionaries and other international partners and want to let you know of a plan our BBA Leadership Team formulated and our Executive Board approved in our July 19, 2021 meeting.
Our recommendation invites our churches to set aside the month of August to do three things to help our brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering from Covid 19. This will involve food relief and helping with other ministry needs.
- Pray for those still suffering from the effects of Covid 19 in our world today.
- Help BBA discover IMB and other international partners of our BBA churches who are in areas suffering from the effects of Covid 19, and especially the Delta variant. We want to focus on the international partners with whom our churches already minister.
- Take up a Love Offering from our churches above and beyond our regular giving. This will be done during August 2021. We included a special offering envelope with this letter to use when you send in the special offering. IMB Missionary Ed Hill, working in Kampala, Uganda sent us a video you can use in your promotion. It is available here on the www.bellchurches.com. We are asking that the offering collected, be sent to the BBA after the last Sunday in August. Individuals who may wish to donate to the Love Offering can click on the “DONATE” button below and choose the Global 2nd Wave Covid 19 Love Offering option.
BBA Leadership will Divide the money received evenly between the IMB and international partners. We will also make sure all partners send a report of how the money was distributed.
As we are coming out of the COVID 19 nightmare here in the US, many around the world are continuing to suffer. We wanted to take these steps to be part of the solution and to let a suffering world know that the people of God care and want to help. I see several benefits coming from this Action:
1. Encourage our churches to pray and work together beyond our local situation.
2. Providing tangible relief due to the impact of Covid 19
3. Challenge our churches to give sacrificially to show Christ’s love.
4. Supporting recognized international partners as they demonstrate Christ’s love.
5. Providing a means to share the Gospel as people are seeking answers.
I look forward to the response of our churches as we rise to meet this need for the glory of God. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.
In Christ’s Love and Power,
Philippians 1:6; Matthew 28:18-20
Churches can add the following QR Code to their bulletins or inserts for ease of giving.