Because you are either a friend or member of Christ Community Church, you understand the urgency and eternal impact of our efforts as a church everyday to actively seek the Lost, win them to Jesus and develop them into Christ-like, Church-Planting Missionaries. There are so many opportunities before us. Just last evening I attended our Missions Meeting where we heard from one of our people on the field in India, Scott Ray. Scott and his wife Amanda are members of CCC, called by God and sent by YOU through your gifts to CCC. He’s one of us! Here’s some of what he just reported last night:
“Hey CCC! Back before we came back on stateside in 2010, you gave for a motorcycle for one of our master trainers: RL ….we continue to work with him and spent today mapping out his network…..in 2010 and 2011 he (and his leaders) started a combined 71 groups and churches…up to 3 generations of churches….THANK YOU for helping this brother and for praying for our ministry.”
RL Plants Many New Churches (over 71)!
71 groups and churches planted! And…over 75 percent of these are in villages or areas that have NEVER had a Christian witness whatsoever. What a victory! And, remember that this is a report from only ONE of our missionaries and only ONE area of their work. Vast, amazing opportunities abound and your generosity is making a difference.
But with each of these opportunities come substantial costs to continue our mission and work as a church. Because we do not sell a tangible product and we don’t receive any government help, we depend entirely on the generosity of members and friends like you to provide the resources necessary to keep people like the Ray’s, the Essman’s and many others on the field.
The needs of your church are great at this time. We want to send more, help more, see more lives changed and ultimately win more for Christ, but we’re facing serious financial challenges at year’s end. We need over $250,000. in year-end giving before midnight, December 31st. This would make up our deficit and help launch us into the new year with great energy and the ability to continue to boldly take the gospel of Christ to the ends of the earth.
I know you join me in wanting to do all we can to reach as many as we can in anyway possible with the uncompromising truth that Jesus saves.
Please pray about how you can help, and learn how you can help us get a head start on filling this need by giving right now.
We’re grateful for God’s faithfulness, and we ask you to exercise generosity today as we plan for next year! Thank you in advance for your generosity.
With assurance of His provision,