I would like to share a quick testimony with you. Several weeks ago I made contact regarding NBPM and you sent us the materials to promote the giving campaign. I immediately put up the posters and began encouraging our people to give. Soon the coin folders and other offerings began to appear. The total was in the $300 ballpark which included all NBPM offerings over the last 3-4 weeks.
During the morning service on 1/22/12, as the offering was being received, I just felt like the Lord was impressing my heart to encourage our church to do more. So after the offering I entered the pulpit and recommended that our church designate the entire fifth Sunday (1/29/12) offering to the NBPM campaign. God's people agreed and the plan was settled. I announced it all week and made sure our people were aware of our intentions.
I noticed during the offering on 1/29 that the ushers were having a hard time keeping all of the offering in the plates. It was literally spilling over into the floor. They were picking it up off the floor!
My mind raced to Luke 6:38 "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto your bosom..." The offering plates were literally running over just like Jesus said!
After the services, when the offering was counted - to God be the glory - the total was approximately $13,500.00. I was stunned at what God had just done in a little country church with 97 total attendees in the services. And NBPM hasn't even officially started yet! I cannot wait to see what God does throughout the month of February.
We love and appreciate the ministry of BPS and I look forward to sending this love offering at the end of February. Until then, may God do even more through our lives.
Bro. Mike Buckamneer Crossroads Baptist Church Girard, KS
National Bible Publishing Month is a time to emphasize getting the Word of God to those in need. Billions of people around the world have never heard the good news of the Gospel, and reading the Bible is a privilege many people cannot enjoy. Since 1973, BPS has freely supplied the messenger—missionaries and national pastors—with the message of the Gospel.
Through the years, churches have set aside this special time for their involvement in Bible publishing. Through this faithful support, over 100 million Scriptures have been produced at Bearing Precious Seed since 1973. God has increased Scripture production at BPS dramatically the past few years. In 2010, BPS exceeded 10 million Scriptures produced in one year for the first time in the ministry's history. This would have been impossible had God's people not allowed Him to use them to support the work of BPS.
Your offerings for National Bible Publishing Month supplies the paper needed for Scripture publication. Thank you for participating and helping to send the light of the Gospel all around the world. Your partnership keeps the presses running and keeps the Word of God going out to the world. "The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it." (Psalm 68:11)
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