An Introduction: GENEROSITY

Generosity is so much more than money, it is a lifestyle. We give to others because God gave to us. We go to others because God came to us. We grow in our faith, because scripture commands us to, “… grow in the faith and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (2 Peter 3:18)” Have you ever read about the widow who had nothing and yet God provided all of her needs? In 2 Kings 4:1-7 she is seen as desperate, lonely, and poor – a woman trying to raise her children...

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Day 1: GENEROUS through Teaching

Cowboy Church and School When Rebecca Hampton began rescuing horses on her farm, God had a bigger plan for her to help rescue children and families in Pickens County. Drugs, teen pregnancies, illiteracy, as well as mental, physical, and sexual abuse are no strangers to this tip of the Appalachian sector of Georgia. She began this rescue by renovating her barn into the Cowboy Church, inviting preachers to share the Gospel. Three years ago the vision to begin a private Christian school also became a reality. The one-room teaching area has...

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Day 2: GENEROUS through Hope

Backpacks – Changed Lives When Flat Creek Baptist Church in Fayetteville prepared backpacks to benefit the physical and spiritual needs of Appalachian children, only God knew the impact of their journey made to Roan Creek Baptist in Mountain City, Tennessee. C.J. was like most of the other children – poor, needy, and expectant. Every backpack given through Georgia Baptists is filled with school supplies, clothes, hygiene products, toys, candy, and a Bible. C.J. got his items, just like the other dozens of children, except he got more. The...

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Day 3: GENEROUS through Building

MERGE Student Ministry For 10 years, middle and high school students from across Georgia have come together in Toccoa to build and improve properties and people. This annual event called MERGE is a beautiful combination of city officials working together with Georgia Baptist churches to impact lives. The community projects include renovations, Bible clubs, day camps, ministry to health care facilities, construction, benevolence, and whatever it takes to better the lives of the needy and hurting. Last year, over 8,400 man-hours were given as a...

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Day 4: GENEROUS through Planting

Burmese House Church Network Ye (James) Amar came to the United States in 2013 from his birthplace in Kalay, Sagaing, Burma. His background was one of Christian faith, implanted through his grandfather and the direct witness of his mother. He knew as an older teenager that God was calling him to ministry. The Burmese language has over 150 dialects, but the message of Jesus Christ is a unifying force which brings them together. James began preaching early in life and soon discovered that he could be instrumental in beginning new churches...

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