IMB = International Mission Board
The IMB provides training, support, and care for over 3,500 missionaries and commissions about 300 new missionaries each year. Everything those missionaries do is rooted in sharing the gospel and making disciples. They train nationals to make disciples and multiply churches. They also care for the physical needs of the people in order to show Christ's love, just as Jesus did.
Some numbers from the last year:
- the number of people groups engaged by IMB
- the number of pastors trained
- the number of churches planted
- the number of new believers!
Those of you who receive SG offering envelopes also receive an envelope for the Lottie Moon Offering. This offering is a special offering taken in December for international missions. South Gate gives all year long to the IMB through your tithes and offerings ($20,000 is in the budget for 2019), but if you would like to give an additional amount specifically for that offering, you are welcome to do that!