What is Happing NOW
Hello, again, my Brothers and Sisters in Christ. You may recall an earlier request for volunteers in Sellers, SC, a small poor community that suffered greatly from hurricane Matthew in October, 2016. We have been housed at the Library / Community Center, sleeping on cots and using a primitive shower. We have been making home repairs including electrical and installing sheetrock and flooring. We still have floors to repair, minor roof repair and electrical to do. More needs to be done. ABMen-USA are planning to return to Sellers on Monday, May 15, to Saturday, May 20, 2017. Yes, this is the day after Easter Sunday. Please consider how many days you can participate. The people of Sellers are very friendly, engaging and appreciative of any help they receive and they are very deserving. Please contact me and let me know what days you plan to be there so we can prepare for you. You will need a sleeping bag, (or sheets and blanket) pillow, toiletries, towel and wash cloth, etc. You may bring any personal tools if you want. Please contact me at the e-mail address or phone number below. Thanks, again for all y’all do for our Ministry and for the Lord in being the hands and feet of Christ.
Executive Director, ABMen-USA
ABMEN-USA KEY CONTRIBUTOR CAMPAIGN
ABMEN-USA KEY CONTRIBUTOR CAMPAIGN
Dear Brothers in Christ,
Greetings! We appreciate your continued partnership in serving as the “hands and feet of Christ” for over 90 years, “…bringing men and boys into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ” through Missions, Evangelism and Nurturing.
Mandate: We provide physical, spiritual and financial resources in over 30 regions across the country. Consequently, to maintain and further our ministry — conferences, workshops, speakers, training, travel and Disaster Relief assistance end up as major expenses.
A Call for Further Partnership and Fellowship: Due to the economic downturn, the continued tightening of the public purse and thus lower rates of giving, it is becoming increasingly difficult for us to continue to provide all of the benefits we offer the various Districts, Regions and local men’s groups in the over 5,000 churches of ABC-USA. Also for consideration, are the partnerships we have developed with other men’s ministries, inter- alia: National Coalition of Men’s Ministries; Iron Sharpens Iron; Man in the Mirror; Pray 21; and, the Baptist World Alliance Men’s Department.
How can you help?
Key Contributor Campaign: I am inviting all ABMen to join the campaign by committing to a donation of $100.00 per year.
Contributors will receive a very attractive key shaped lapel pin, only 1.25 inches long, identifying them as a “Key Contributor” to ABMen’s Ministries (seen above is a replica of the pin). The amount of $100 may seem great as a whole; however, consider how many things you consume in your daily lives which are somewhat inexpensive, such as a few sodas, a fast food meal, or even a movie rental. Just $8.33 set aside each month equals to $100 for the year, providing you opportunities to respond to and witness to others concerning the purpose of the pin.
Our goal is to have at least 1,000 men of the several hundred thousand American Baptist Men in ABC-USA to participate in this campaign. We believe that if everyone who participates recruits 10 others — then we will reach our annual funding goal quickly.
Your valuable contribution will allow us to continue to be the “hands and feet of Christ” supporting and equipping servants that are called to serve Him in all areas of ABMen Ministries.
You can show your continued support by donating at any time during the year.
Checks should be made payable to “ABMen-USA” and mailed to the address below.Dave Cross, Treasurer ABMen USA 2083 Lower Parchment Valley Road Ripley , WV 25271
Donations may also be made on-line at www.abmen.org using PayPal or click on Donation Page and select purpose of donation, “Annual Key Contributor” and select “Operating Fund”
Please, prayerfully consider partnering with us by being a “Key Contributor”
In His Service,
Kenna “Lucky” Ray