Greetings in the name of our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
May 21, 2019 marked an important anniversary for International Ministries (IM). On this date, we celebrated 205 years of God’s amazing provision and faithfulness!
For over two centuries, through your generosity and stewardship, God has made it possible for IM and our global servants to respond to God’s call to cross-cultural ministry. When we pause to think about it, we are humbled to be carrying on this rich American Baptist heritage that continues to be so vibrant today.
However, it is also daunting to face the increasing costs of preparing and sending the next generation of global servants into cross-cultural mission.
As we celebrate the anniversary of more than 200 years of responding to God’s call, we invite you to grow with IM into the next century of global ministry.
Our prayer is that you would consider growing your support for IM’s global servants in one of two ways:
First, you are invited to increase your current ongoing giving
to an IM global servant by 205%.
For example, if you currently provide $200 in monthly support for a global servant, a 205% anniversary increase would mean $410 of monthly ongoing support.
Or, if you ordinarily give $400 each year for your global servant, a 205% anniversary increase to $820 yearly would go a long way to help him or her achieve their full personalized support goal.
All increases of any amount would significantly multiply the total personalized support the global servant needs to continue their ministry. Your additional giving would be a huge encouragement to the global servant and it would facilitate planning for future ministry endeavors. What a meaningful gift!
You may give online here. Or you may send a check.
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Second, we recognize you may already be giving as much as you are able on a regular basis. If so, would you be willing to invite one or two friends to join you in monthly support of a global servant? Or, would you be willing to make a one-time anniversary gift? Either would greatly help the global servant by increasing the number of people in their network who support their ministry.
As you may have heard, Missionary Support Services (MSS) costs have continued to increase. The time has come to increase the amount global servants raise to offset a portion of those costs associated with keeping IM global servants in ministry. This is a necessary first step to preserving IM’s 200+ year legacy for future generations.
Help your global servant achieve 100% of their goal more quickly!
As personalized support goals increase, your 205th anniversary gift can be a turning point in helping your global servant fulfill their ministry and calling with the joy of knowing that they are supported today and into the future.
I am delighted to be serving with global servants who are truly remarkable in their faith and commitment to their calling. Thank you for your prayers and gifts; you play a major role in changing many lives and winning many hearts for Jesus. For that, I am deeply grateful to you. Your partnership with IM and our global servants is touching lives every day.
I will continue to pray for you. I hope you will do the same for IM and IM’s global servants, as together we work towards the kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. (Matt. 6:10)
Executive Director / CEO
You may print as many copies of this letter and form and give to a friend or two to encourage support of your global servant.
If you would like to send a check, please provide the following information with your gift:
Increased recurring gift amount $___________________
Check one: [ ] Monthly [ ] Annually
One-time gift amount $_____________________
Global Servant full name: ________________________________________
Gift to the IM General – Anniversary Fund $____________________
You may give securely online here (Simply select your global servant from the list provided.)
Please make your check payable to International Ministries and mail to:
1003 W. 9th Ave Ste A
King of Prussia, PA 19406