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Edna McMillan Offering for State Missions

Posted by Rick on August 28, 2007

 

The 2007 Edna McMillan Offering for State Missions will be collected this next week.  Our church goal is $500.  The State goal is $1,000,000.

Edna McMillan was born in Attala, Mississippi, in the late 1800’s.  She married George McMillan, after graduating from the Huntsville Female College (Alabama) in 1890.  They moved to Muskogee in 1902 where George worked in the petroleum industry.  She was president of the Oklahoma Women’s Missionary Union from 1927 to 1938.  She is quoted with “A rich man is one who has enough for himself and enough left over to help others. Though he be possessed of millions, a man is poor, who has only enough for himself.”   She is remembered for constantly encouraging her fellow Southern Baptist to contribute to state missions.  The offering was named after her in 1939.

The one million dollars expected is budgeted by: Evangelism, $337,500; Communications, $150,000; Ministry and Missions, $170,500; Church Planting, $180,000; Ministry to Church Leadership, $107,00; Community and Christian Life Issues, $55,000.  For a more complete breakdown of the budget, click here

The theme for this years State Mission Offering is “Leave the 99; Find the One”, referring to Matthew 18:12 where Jesus says, “What do you think?  If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying?”

Won’t you pray about and consider what you will contribute to the Edna McMillan State Missions Offering?

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