An Introduction: GENEROSITY

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Day 5: GENEROUS through Learning

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Day 5: GENEROUS through Learning

Literacy Missions Ministry “Dylan” first began to study English at an early age in the public school of his closed country. However, his encounter with the truths of the Bible came later through a volunteer teacher, whose goal was to teach English and to share the love of God. His continual quest for learning the language drove him to return often to her. His expanded knowledge allowed him to meet this Georgia Baptist-trained English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor who made regular visits to Dylan’s country, allowing her to mentor his...

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Day 6: GENEROUS through Sharing

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Day 6: GENEROUS through Sharing

The Great Exchange at Georgia Southern University Every semester at Georgia Southern University (GSU) is a new challenge for students involved with the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM). Campus Minister Jerry Johnson has helped to create an environment and path through which to intentionally share the Gospel on campus. The university is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia, with an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students from 49 states and 86 nations. Most have no spiritual alignment through personal faith in Christ or active...

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Day 7: GENEROUS through Support

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Day 7: GENEROUS through Support

A Self-Examination: You Mirrors are both revealing and evidence of reality. They reveal the image which they reflect and show us what others see of us. We can see beauty in a mirror or flaws, which become magnified the closer we look. God sees all. He needs no mirror to examine our hearts and lives. He is omniscient, knowing everything about us before we discover our need. If we examined ourselves more often, He would reveal to us the areas of life which need renewal. A reflection is always revealing and should cause us to ask questions such...

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