They came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he had put saliva on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Can you see anything?” And the man looked up and said, “I can see people, but they look like trees, walking.” Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he looked intently and his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. – Mark 8:22-25
This year’s World Mission Offering theme is “I once was blind, but now I see,” based on this scripture from Mark 8:22-25, reflecting on how Jesus rescues us out of darkness so we can see him and so he can use us to help open the eyes of others.
International Ministries’ global servants, staff, and volunteers work cross-culturally to invite people to become disciples of Jesus. This involves leading individuals toward making an initial life commitment to Christ, and then supporting the ongoing transformation of individuals and communities by “proclaiming through word and deed God’s reign of justice, peace, and abundant life for all creation.” IM’s ministries touch whole persons and whole communities, engaging body and spirit, toward the wholeness that comes from fullness of life in Christ.
Your support of IM in prayer, encouragement, and giving makes possible amazing transformative work around the globe, from ministries of evangelism and discipleship to work in health and wellness, abolition of global slavery, peace and justice, and more.
This year, we are designating the WMO in equal parts to:
- Scott and Tan Coats, serving in Thailand and Myanmar
- Ray Schellinger, Global Consultant for Immigrants and Refugees
- Kyle and Katrina Williams, serving in Thailand
- General WMO support
Your gift to the WMO supports God’s work through IM’s 125 global servants, 900+ volunteers, home staff, and 250+ international partners. To give, follow this link and designate your gift under “Fund: World Mission Offer.” If you choose to send a check to the church office please mark “WMO” on the memo line.
During this year’s World Mission Offering, our global servants and staff invite you to join us in prayer with the 2020 Prayer Guide.
Thank you for supporting God’s mission around the world through the work of our IM global servants!