China Missions ProjectSeptember 21, 2007
The Word&Way has a good article about a new missions project of the Baptist General Convention of Missouri and some other Missouri Baptist ministries. Here are some highlights from the piece:
Leaders representing The Baptist Home, Baptist General Convention of Missouri and the Missouri Baptist Foundation traveled with retired missionary Harlan Spurgeon to China Aug. 22 - Sept. 6.A few years ago, the BGCM raised $10,000 to help build a church in China. At the BGCM annual meeting in April, one of our Chinese brothers brought greetings to the messengers. Now we are hoping to once again assist and encourage our Chinese brothers and sisters in Christ. Of course, anyone--not just Missouri Baptists--can help with this project. Please at least join us in prayer as we seek to reach this ambitious goal.
... The purpose of the trip, said Spurgeon, was "to see what the Chinese Christians were doing and to see how we could encourage and assist them."
... "The local work that we hope to assist at this time includes a new church building that will be dedicated this month," Spurgeon said. "They have run out of money and have not been able to install heating for the winter."
The church is located in the northern part of China and experiences severe winters.
The church is also hoping to complete the renovation of their former building into 10 rooms for elderly pastors who have no families to care for them.
The total for both projects is $15,000.
Spurgeon invites individuals, churches and Bible study groups to assist with the project through prayer and financial gifts.
Donations can be sent to the Baptist General Convention of Missouri, 1900 N. Providence, Suite 301, Columbia, MO 65202. Gifts should be marked for the China Project.