Update from Branson
I am happy to announce the final tally of our 2016 Christmas Eve Offering. This year the generous people of Covenant Church gave $139,085! Way to go everybody! I cannot tell you how proud I am to share with my friends and family members that the church I serve is an outwardly focused church, supporting the work of Christ all over the world! I knew you would be proud too. Here is what we were able to do as a church with our gifts:
Ananias House - We gave $17,500. This is the same organization that we helped with the Aleppo water project last summer. They help support the CHRISTIANS who have stayed in Syria, despite the danger, to be witnesses for the Gospel.
Heart for Lebanon - We gave $17,500. This organization is one of our trusted partners in working with a number of large refugee encampments inside the Lebanese border. They really love people and it’s great to be associated with these fine people.
Holy Spirit Church of Tyre - We gave $27,000. This church has been on the front line of ministry for many years and they are our partner church for mission trips and medical clinic work.
Triumphant Mercy USA - We gave $28,000. This is the organization that is dedicated to education among the refugee children. We helped start a school through them last year.
World Relief - We gave $14,000. This organization is the main humanitarian relief organization that we’ve been partnering with over the past couple of years. Their work has opened the hearts of many families to the Gospel!
India Gospel League - We gave $17,500, which is the the seed money to plant 8 new churches in India! Dr. Sam Stephens is the president of this amazing church planting ministry.
New Life Faith Ministries - We gave $17,500, which is the seed money to plant 8 churches in the next several years! This organization is planting new churches among the Hararghe Oromo People (a majority Muslim people) in Ethiopia.