May Mission Month – Four great projects and GBC Frontline.

UPDATE!

The final total raised for May Mission Month 2017 was $288,267, an all time record for amount and number of people who donated.

All projects exceeded their financial target which increases their capacity. Our planned five wells for the Water for Life project in Benin will now support eight wells in eight communities. We’ll receive GPS co-ordinates of the wells and villages when they are installed.

An additional 37 families will be supported through the Syrian Assist project. An additional 165 families will receive winter support packages (blankets, fuel for heating, food etc).

The Reaching Rwanda evangelistic event (18-24 June) has already seen many stories of people coming to faith.

We will update the projects later in the year to find out how they have impacted the lives of these communities. Thank you GBC for seeing the vision and necessity of these projects and getting behind them wholeheartedly.

The final distribution was as follows: (budget in brackets)

* Syrian Assist: $73,845 ($47,000)
* Reaching Rwanda: $21,023 ($20,000)
* Water for Life: $78,559 ($50,000)
* Life Changes: $73,845 ($47,000)
* GBC Frontline: $40,995

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Project 1: Syrian Assist – Baptist World Aid

  • Biggest refugee crisis and people movement since WWII
  • Provide 500 Syrian refugee families shelter, food, education and support
  • Stand against deep poverty, exploitation and provide hope


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 Project 2: Reach Rwanda – African Enterprise

    • Equip 540 pastors, evangelists and University Christian Leaders for
      evangelistic outreach in Kigali
    • Aim to reach 13,000 new converts and 2700 recommitted believers
    • Bring spiritual renewal and transformation to those in poverty and despair


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 Project 3: Water for Life – GAiN

  • Provide 5 water wells in 5 communities (impact approx. 3700 people)
  • Clean, sustainable water, reduced illness, community health
  • Introduced to Jesus, connected to churches or plant a church


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Project 4: Life Changes – Daughters of Cambodia

  • Empower 100 victims to exit the sex industry permanently
  • Provide employment, training, support and recovery services
  • Break cycles of sex-exploitation and transform lives with the love of Jesus


GBC Frontline
  • Brett Davis – Christian Surfers
  • Joan – Venezuelan ministry to churches and via a desert camp
  • Gary and Jan – Sports Ministry and Counselling – Athletes in Action, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ Australia.
  • Shane and Ruth – in Gijon in the Asturias region of Spain, outreaching and strengthening the local faith community.
  • Jonathan and Sarah – working in the Basque Country.
  • Heather – serving in Northern England and around the world.
  • Kath – working in chaplaincy
  • Ben – working with SIM
  • Kevin – working with FEBC who broadcast light and hope into the far corners of the world
  • Andrew Fisher from Jesus Racing, who presents the Life Choices program in schools and detention centres throughout Australia.

There are three ways to give:

  1. Use the envelope available in the church foyer
  2. Use the EFT form
  3. Use the Creditcard form.

All donations need to be received by Sunday, June 11th, 2017.