Harvest Offering 2019
Our God is pure good. I find it mind-boggling that he is the ultimate source of every single good when I stop to count my blessings, one-by-one.
For decades, Trinity Bible Church has encouraged her members to consider the extravagant grace of God in their lives and how it is better to give than get. We will begin collecting our annual Harvest Offering on Sunday, November 24th during the service and you are welcome to continue to give through the end of the year.
If you are new to the Trinity family, this is a special offering we give over and above our normal, faithful giving as a reflection of our gratitude for God’s gracious provision in our lives. We typically split the offering between internal needs and outside missions.
Consider what God has done through us in recent years:
- 2014 — Supported Steven M. in a one-year intensive church planting training with 20 Schemes and made renovations to the children’s area.
- 2015 — Financed a Wycliffe translation project for the Mao people in northeastern India and upgraded our campus lighting to LEDs.
- 2016 — Sent support to 20 Schemes to plant a church and updated our women’s bathroom in the Education Center.
- 2017 — Donated to Hope for Addiction and improved our preaching stage and street signs.
- 2018 — Bought beds for children at Rancho 3M—a gospel-centered orphanage in Mexico and gave to Choices Pregnancy Center as well as updating our Worship Center Lobby making it more inviting for visitors.
In 2019, the elders are asking that you join us in giving towards our mission trip to Guatemala and repairing the stucco around the roof of our Worship Center.
First, if you haven’t heard, one of our members Nick D. met a number of pastors in Guatemala while working with Food for the Hungry and sensed that they needed training and encouragement. This brother teamed up with David E. and our Mission Team to plan a strategic trip to train and encourage about 50 pastors ministering in the region with limited resources to people speaking Qʼeqchiʼ (an ancient Mayan dialect). For the last 4 months, they have been fund-raising, preparing materials to present, and collecting resources to give to pastors ministering in this difficult area. Our giving will contribute to sending Nick and David along with members Carlos R. and Ryan F.
The second part of our giving will focus on repairing the Worship Center. We have dreams of updating the inside of the Worship Center and wrestled over whether or not to focus our giving towards that more exciting project. However, as you have noticed, the roof is being repaired because the stucco was in danger of falling down. It has been estimated to potentially cost $60K (we hope that it is much less).
Though we have created backup funds for facility projects, the elders sensed that we need to model wisdom in our financial decisions. So if the roof is falling in we probably should give toward that! That being said, giving towards replenishing the facilities budget could free us up to make the other updates in the future.
The elders have regularly prayed together thanking God for you and the generosity you have already shown this year, including your faithful giving each week to support our ministry together. But in addition to that, we raised $20K to support Mark and Paige S. spending a year working with Japhet to build up Metropolitan Christian Fellowship in Cebu.
Please join us in praying about how you can join us in this special Harvest Offering on Sunday, November 24th during the service (or through the end of the year) and ask that God would use it for the equipping of saints for works of ministry and Taking Jesus Further.