Because of your generosity, we provided $81,407.42 to our ministry partners.
We give God thanks for you and your above and beyond giving to Magnificent Gifts in 2017.
Barnabas Community celebrates 10 years of outreach ministry this year. This ministry includes the ongoing distribution of clothing and household goods as well as a community center where there is fellowship and community support. Every Thursday night is a worship service at 5:40pm with a meal at 6pm. Many of the worshipers are thankful for this time as this is the only place they can worship during the week. Your financial gifts also provide two meals each week and keeps our optometry clinic thriving.
Financial gifts to Haiti ensure that our Vacation Bible School work continues for another year. We anticipate approximately 300 children and more than 50 Haitian leaders to participate this summer.
Our Greater Church Partnerships continue to grow. Your Magnificent Gifts sponsored the distribution of 225 Bibles to our Tanzanian church partnership. Our ministry partners there report that when a Confirmation youth brings a Bible into their home, worship attendance for that family increases as there is much pride in bringing a Bible to worship as a family. And finally, with the devastating hurricanes that affected Puerto Rico in the fall of 2017, we are in conversation regarding a new outreach to the Lutheran Church of Puerto Rico.