“Thank you for
your help!” These words were
written by the widowed spouse of a retired American Baptist minister after she
received a Thank You check from the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering
14 years,” she wrote, “I have
received an annual check. These
gifts have given me peace of mind and a sense of gratitude that have brought
tears to my eyes. The money has
helped me at times when I didn’t know how I would manage.
This year’s gift helped me pay the insurance on my house.
My heart is filled with gratitude to Christ
Her words of thanks echo those of many of the more than
3,000 retired American Baptist ministers and missionaries, or their widowed
spouses, whose annual Thank You checks are made possible by the RMMO. Fifty-seven percent of the offering is
distribute4d in the form of ABC Thank You checks; 43 % is available to meet
emergency and special financial needs.
The theme of this year’s RMMO is “Remember
with LOVE/Give with GRATITUDE.”
As a denomination we are grateful for and deeply indebted to our retired
spiritual leaders who have faithfully served our churches and mission fields.
First Baptist Church of Detroit will be receiving this
offering throughout the month of January and our goal is $800.
Special envelopes will be available in the pews.
Your gift makes a difference.
Z. Dianne Hubbard