May Mission Month 2019

At Gymea Baptist Church (GBC), our purpose is to be a community of faith that courageously takes up the invitation of God the Father to participate in His grand plan to restore all things in Christ Jesus through the enabling presence of the Holy Spirit.


Through May Mission Month, the GBC community has raised a staggering $2.8 million dollars for over 30 different organisations and 15 missionaries since 2002. This year, our overall target for May Mission Month is $188,000 dollars and these are the projects we have chosen to support:

GBC Frontline Missionaries
Target: $38,000 (Non-tax deductible)
We have 10 missionaries who work in local and global contexts, and are sent and supported by a variety of different mission agencies and organisations. We as a church support the continued work of these missionaries through their respective agencies.

 

Church Under Pressure, Vietnam – Bible Society Australia
Target: $10,000 (Non-tax deductible)
The Bible Society Australia seeks to provide access to the Bible for all people, in a language and format they can understand. In Vietnam the number of Christians has grown by 600% amongst ethnic minority groups, but they continue to face persecution and illiteracy. This project will offer 150 literacy classes for 1000 students through church networks, allowing them to engage with the bible in their own language, and grow their faith.

 

 

 

Nurturing Hearts, Cambodia – Mother’s Heart Organisation
Target: $40,000 (Tax-deductible)
Mother’s Heart is the first and only pregnancy support centre in Cambodia. It is a Christian organisation that empowers, and equips women through counseling, child development and parenting skills training, medical care and community integration. This creates a hopeful and stable future for mothers and their children. The program will support 80 women, from vulnerable and exploited backgrounds, in choosing the best future for them and their babies.

 

 

 

Syrian Assist, Lebanon – Baptist World Aid
Target: $40,000 (Tax-deductible)
The Syrian civil war is a humanitarian crisis that affects 13 million people. Lebanon alone has 1.5 million Syrian refugees living within their tiny country. As the government struggles to cope, the Lebanese Church has extended love and support to their former enemies. Due to the ongoing severity of this crisis, we are backing this project for a 4th year, enabling the support of 600 families with emergency, social, educational and vocational care.

 

 

 

Break the Cycle, Mongolia – FEBC Australia
Target: $30,000 (Tax-deductible)
FEBC’s mission is to communicate the Good News among the nations through media, to inspire people to follow Jesus. FEBC/Wind FM was voted the best radio station 3 years running in Mongolia; a nation that has significant social issues of alcoholism, domestic violence, child abuse, suicide and family breakdown. This project will provide focused media, programs, and information to help break the cycle of domestic violence. It focusses on the mining town of Nalaih, with a potential audience of 19,500 people.

 

 

 

Thriving Future’s Program, Illawarra – The EVE Project
Target: $30,000 (Tax-deductible)
With such high statistics regarding violence against women in Australia, The EVE Project aims to support female survivors as they reclaim their lives. This new social enterprise offers pathways towards future employment, bringing together a combination of therapeutic services. This project will offer training, mentoring and a supported work experience program to the first intake of five women, as they work towards restoring a thriving and sustainable future.

 

 


Last day for donations is Sunday 9th June 2019.

All general donations (whatever project needs it, tax-deductible) will be used for the purpose of fully funding projects and any surplus will be remitted to Southern Community Welfare. For further information, please see the Mission Action Group after our services during May.

Please complete this form to give to a project (this must be filled out for tax-deductible giving)

Completed forms can be returned to the Mission Action Group at Services, or to our GBC Front Office.