Saturday, May 18, 2013
missions for life™
The Eliza Broadus Offering provides significant funding for ministries across our state through “Special Ministry Grants.” These grants are provided by EBO through an application process administered by Kentucky WMU. We are currently receiving applications for grants from the 2012-13 offering and applications are due by December 15, 2012.
Every grant provided by EBO includes the stipulation that the ministry which receives the grant must complete an accountability form to be eligible to apply for another grant. This helps us to be accountable to Kentucky Baptists for how the funds are used and also tell the stories of the offering’s impact such as:
- Operation Hopkinsville involved 220 volunteers in community ministries through 13 ministry teams. EBO funds were used for evangelistic literature, Backyard Bible Clubs (4), Block Parties (4), nursing home ministry, a sports clinic, free care clinic, and Cookie Ministry.
- Grant County Prison Ministry had 3,551 people in attendance, 47 professions of faith, 46 baptisms, and gave out 282 Bibles.
- A six-day Deaf Vacation Bible Camp was provided in June by the Deaf Ministry of FBC Bowling Green. Deaf and hard of hearing children were exposed to the gospel in American Sign Language through Bible study, crafts, snacks, and other activities.
- The Answer Center, Green Valley Association, helped 579 people with food, clothing, household goods, school supplies, and personal care items. Their ministry objective is to meet needs and share Christ.
- High Mountain Equine Outreach reaches at risk teens through horses. By teaching relationship horsemanship, this ministry teaches the beauty of walking in relationship with the horses and our Creator. EBO helped with supplies for the barn and other ministry expenses.
- Mercer Association provided materials for Kentucky Changers to complete 45 projects including decks, roofs, siding, paint, windows, and more. Twenty-four professions of faith and many more decisions were made during the week as students share the love of Jesus in the community.
- Muhlenburg County Association had a crusade at the local high school. The association also sponsored Youth Night during the crusade and provided pizza for over 400 youth, followed by a concert by Clay Crosse and preaching by Bro. Ronnie Owens. Eight young people gave their lives to Christ that night with a total of 37 saved during the crusade.
- Provide materials for Special Needs Adults and their families through the work of Bright Life Farms, a Christian group home for special adults.
- Summer Sunday School, an outreach ministry with Hispanics in Springfield.
- Brotherhood Outreach Program of the Crittenden Baptist Association which shares the gospel with men though sports ministries such as Trap Shooting.
- Hispanic Church Plant, Knox Association.
- Let There Be Light Ministry of Emergency Christian Ministries in Williamsburg. This ministry reaches out to the homeless providing physical and spiritual food. Thus far in 2012, there have been 11 professions of faith with a total of 228 since 1990.
- Friendship International Ministry, West Union Baptist Association, which ministers to international students and their families in the Paducah area. EBO helps provide supplies, teaching materials, child care, and program events.
- WMU Outreach at the Bourbon County Fair which handed out 4,000 bottles of water and invited people to worship with First Baptist Church, Paris.
- Helped Laurel River Association WMU to purchase a utility trailer for hauling materials used in various missions projects. This includes delivering supplies to various ministry sites and enlisting people to be involved in these ministries.
- Iglesia Bautista Getsemani purchased music equipment for their musical praise team to assist them in reaching Hispanics with the gospel.
- Assisted REACH of Northern Kentucky to provide Christ-centered ministry to persons addicted to drugs and alcohol.
- Evangelistic ministry to single mothers and widows through a free oil change ministry sponsored by Eubank Baptist Church, Pulaski Association.
- Salem Association planned a Block Party and Revival to reach the lost in Meade County. Although thunder storms affected attendance at the block party, the ministry still served hamburgers and hot dogs before services each evening during the Sunday through Wednesday revival, and Gideons distributed Bibles.
- Pro Life Education was provided through ministries of ALC (A Loving Choice) Pregnancy Resource Center in Shelbyville.
- Bibles were provided along with blankets made by Parksville Baptist Church for children at Sunrise Children's Home.
- Bibles and tracts in English and Spanish were purchased by Berea Health Ministry to give to patients at the health clinic.
- Outreach Bibles were given upon request to commodities clients at Shepherd's Pantry in Lynch who, after receiving John/Romans, were interested in having a Bible.
- Bibles in Spanish were provided by Haven of Hope Pregnancy Services for Spanish speaking clients. This crisis pregnancy ministry also used their EBO grant to purchase literature for new moms and dads, abstinence literature and brochures, and curriculum for new moms about parenting.
- Haven of Rest Family Ministry shared physical and spiritual food and provided lodging for families as they came to visit loved ones at the Big Sandy Federal Prison in Inez (Martin County).
- Impact Ministry of Christian County Association provided food, clothing, Bibles, and much more as they share Christ with people in need.
- Children in need of tutoring are being helped through ministries at both First Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church in Hopkinsville. EBO helps to provide needed supplies and materials for these ministries.
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