Your Giving Makes Christ’s Mission Real in the World

28 06 2013

As you consider your true capacity to give to local and world mission tithes to help make Christ’s mission real in the world, reflect on the words of counsel Prophet-President Steve Veazey shared April 14:

Remember, a basic discipleship principle is growing Christ’s mission through both local and world mission tithes according to true capacity. Giving to other worthwhile organizations, while an important part of A Disciple’s Generous Response, follows world and local mission tithing and should not diminish or replace it. If a law is needed to focus and balance response, then let these tithing principles serve that purpose.

Tithing is a spiritual practice that demonstrates willingness to regularly offer every dimension of one’s life to God. When defined by faith, love, and hopeful planning, including resolving indebtedness, capacity to respond becomes much greater than initially assumed.

In March, contributors around the world gave an estimated $1,170,000 in world mission tithes, bringing us to a $9,769,644 total for the fiscal year. This is a shortfall of $1,480,000.

Please help us make up this shortfall before the fiscal year ends June 30, so we can continue to make Christ’s mission real in the world by inviting people to Christ, working to abolish poverty and end suffering, pursuing peace on Earth, and equipping individuals and congregations to pursue these initiatives.

Your giving helps:

  • Invite People to Christ: A pantry program offered by Pleasant Valley Congregation in Ohio led to a Sharing in the Round ministry to provide more than food by sharing a meal and information about social-service programs and ministries of healing and blessing.
  • Abolish Poverty, End Suffering: The Tunnel Hill Congregation in Illinois partners with Blessings in a Backpack to provide food for the weekend to children on free- and reduced-meal programs in all the elementary schools in its county.
  • Pursue Peace on Earth: World Service Corps volunteers travel to offer ministry and learn in other cultures, making connections with people of all ages.
  • Develop Disciples to Serve: Prairie Bluffs USA Mission Center has 28 people in its Young Adult Pastor Training Program, preparing for leadership through study and relationship-building.
  • Experience Congregations in Mission: Members of Soubré Congregation, where the church is growing in Ivory Coast, are working to construct a building that will accommodate 200 with funding help from world mission tithes.

Thank you for your generous giving!