One of the great joys I experience in serving as your executive director-treasurer is the opportunity to watch as you serve and meet needs in so many different and unique ways. I have been able to talk with you and visit in your churches and hear how God is using you to meet both physical and spiritual needs in our state and around the world.
Year after year, one of the ways North Carolina Baptists so faithfully respond to the cry for help is through the North Carolina Baptist Hospital Mother’s Day Offering. This offering helps patients at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center pay their hospital bills. The patients and families who benefit from this offering are struggling to pay their hospital bills and often have no idea how they will be able to do so.
For example, if you visit the Mother’s Day Offering website (mothersdayoffering.com) you can read the story of Logan McGirt. When Logan was diagnosed with leukemia his mom had to quit her job so she could stay home and take care of her son.
Logan’s dad also missed many days of work as he tried to help care for his son.
Rhonda, Logan’s mom, had this to say: “We are a hard-working family. But within the first two months, all the savings were gone. We were afraid of losing everything.”
But then, the McGirts received a letter in the mail that read, “Your son’s hospital bill has been paid by compassionate and mission-minded North Carolina Baptists in the name of Jesus Christ and His love.”
Your sacrificial giving to the Mother’s Day Offering helps people like the McGirts, and so many others, find relief from financial burdens.
This year’s offering theme is “God’s love at work” and the theme verses are John 5:17 and 1 John 4:11. As you help meet these financial needs, you do so in the name of Jesus Christ. You become the hands of Jesus Christ, showing people His love and helping point people to our Savior.
The Mother’s Day Offering website features more stories like Logan’s that you can share with your church as you encourage your congregation to support this offering. The website also includes free promotional resources such as bulletin inserts and a mission leader’s guide.
You can email [email protected] or call (336) 716-3027 to request additional materials.
Paul Mullen, who is the North Carolina Baptist Hospital director of church and community relations, does a remarkable job coordinating the Mother’s Day Offering and helping share with us stories of how this offering is making a difference. I encourage you to contact Paul if you have any questions or would like more information.
Please pray about how you and your church can support this offering and help change many lives across our state.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 1 John 4:11
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