LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) — Kentucky Baptists’ faithful giving has been recognized by the Kentucky Baptist Convention. December co-op donations totaled $1,887,530, the highest December since 2015-16.
Additionally, the combined November and December donation figures are the highest in at least six years.
“Kentucky Baptist churches and the pastors who lead them continue to demonstrate month after month and year after year that they believe in our cooperative approach to funding ministry and missions in Kentucky and around the world.” said Todd Gray, executive director-treasurer of KBC. “May the blessings of the Lord remain upon these congregations as they have so generously invested their resources to reach Kentucky and the world for Christ.”
Jim Donnell, associate executive director for congressional operations, echoed that sentiment.
“Kentucky Baptists’ commitment to missions never ceases to amaze me,” Donnell said. “Neither a seemingly endless global pandemic, nor inflation that surged last month at its fastest pace in nearly 40 years (according to US News & World Report), will deter Kentucky Baptists from reaching the world for Jesus Christ through their donations to the Cooperative Program.”
For the first four months of the fiscal year, Kentucky Baptists donated $7,297,088 to the cooperative program, which is considered the financial fuel to reach every person for Jesus Christ in every town, city, state and every nation. Faithful giving from KBC churches helps keep 3,600 International Mission Board missionaries in the field and thousands of church planters and relief workers spread across the United States with the North America Mission Board. Additionally, in addition to funding various KBC teams, agencies, and institutions that receive funds in the state, these include the Woman’s Missionary Union, Sunrise Children’s Service, Oneida Baptist Institute, Kentucky Baptist Foundation, Crossings/ Kentucky Baptist Assemblies, Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, and Baptist Healthcare. Systems.
Four month PC revenue is slightly below the budgeted amount of $7,333,333.
December turned out to be a much better month in 2021 than the year before for Lottie Moon deals. A total of $534,278 was received in December 2021 for this offer. However, since January 20, Lottie Moon’s January donations have lagged the pace of 2020. January is normally the month with the highest Lottie Moon donations, with over $2 million typically donated for this month. With just a week and a half left this year, Lottie Moon is giving away just under $1 million for January.