“Recently Overseer McKinley sent out a blog regarding the pay-off of the Greeneville Fellowship Hall. I was moved for Lebanon to be a participant in this and we have pledged $100.00 from the women at the Lebanon church, as a matter of fact, I am picking up the check from the church clerk tomorrow. This led me to a challenge if you will, to other churches in the state. While I have a passion for foreign missions,
I am also a believer that missions begin at home!

While the $2500.00 balance for this church may be a financial strain for lots of our churches, I believe the 24 congregations that I have emailed can afford a $100.00 offering to help pay off this debt. Together we can make a difference!!

I know God will bless you and your congregation for this unselfish giving, according to the scripture your generous giving is just another way of showing your gratitude to Christ!

As you accept this challenge please email me your response so that I can send in a list to State Headquarters those who will be sending a check. Below are the instructions and the address to mail your $100.00 challenge too.

May God bless you and your communities as you give to further the Kingdom of God!!”

Michelle Brooks-Young
Lebanon COGOP
Missions Coordinator

2 Corinthians 9:14 (The Message)

12-15Carrying out this social relief work involves far more than helping meet the bare needs of poor Christians. It also produces abundant and bountiful thanksgivings to God. This relief offering is a prod to live at your very best, showing your gratitude to God by being openly obedient to the plain meaning of the Message of Christ. You show your gratitude through your generous offerings to your needy brothers and sisters, and really toward everyone. Meanwhile, moved by the extravagance of God in your lives, they’ll respond by praying for you in passionate intercession for whatever you need. Thank God for this gift, his gift. No language can praise it enough!