Friday, January 10, 2014

First Gives @ Christmas

This Christmas First Decatur was committed to joining the Lord Jesus in giving throughout the community and around the world:

     Operation Christmas Child - Each year First has joined Franklin Graham in sending shoe boxes around the world with gifts for children. This year First also became a collection point for the area and had churches across the county join in packing the trailer with donations. Thanks to all who helped bless children around the world.

     Supporting our Missionaries - First sent love offerings from the Mission Fund to our partners in Africa, Canada and Paraguay. Praise God for these special friends who serve our Lord by sharing Jesus everyday.

     Lottie Moon Christmas Offering - The last two years have been a little different. Instead of setting a monetary goal, the fellowship has been challenged to set a goal of every family giving something to Missions. This year Pastor Ken asked the body to pray about giving a gift to missions equal to the gifts we give to one another and family at Christmas. The church responded and gave over $20,000 to this special foreign mission offering.

     Caring for one another - Many classes and individuals were involved in finding families to bless in the community. Just as Jesus gave, First joins God in giving. What a great Christmas!