Christmas is a time of celebration, rest, and peace, as we retell the story of God coming to dwell with mankind in Jesus. It is a natural time to look back on what God has done and to look forward to the growth God is already giving us. Global Outreach had a tremendous year of growth in 2015, and we don't expect this to slow down. We desire to be wise stewards of the people and relationships God has given us.
As 2015 comes to a close, will you consider making a tax-deductible end-of-year donation to help our home office finish in a strong financial position?
Many people don't realize that Global Outreach operates under a strict 100% policy. Our home office does not take any percentage from donations that come for specific missionaries or projects. We rely on gifts from churches, individual supporters, and our own missionaries to help cover our expenses. Here are some of the services we provide to our missionaries:
- Accepting, processing, and accounting for donations;
- Transferring funds internationally as needed;
- Maintaining a web presence and online donation links for our missionaries, some of whom don't have consistent internet access;
- Pastoral guidance and counsel for our missionaries;
- Annual conference;
- Short-term housing for visiting missionaries;
and much more than this.
At our core, we are a member care organization. Your tax-deductible donation to home office helps our systems run as efficiently as possible so that we can serve our missionaries and free them to pursue the ministries God has given them.
Would you like to make a donation? Simply click the Donate Now button--you will be redirected to a safe, secure, and easy donation page powered by PayPal (you don't need a PayPal account to use it).
Some 2015 highlights:
We welcomed our new CEO, Steadman Harrison III. He and his family moved to Tupelo from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where they had been for five years.
We welcomed a new Vice President of Marketing, Rory Tyer. He and his wife moved to Tupelo from Chicago.
We revolutionized our annual conference under the title "Leading the Modern Mission Movement." We invited dozens of speakers and facilitators to share intimate workshops as well as ten-minute MET talks (Missions, Evangelism, Theology) followed by discussion and interaction.
We launched a brand new website with an improved user experience and better visibility for our missionaries.
We formed several new partnerships that we can't talk about very much just yet...but we can say: 2016 is going to be a very, very interesting year. So stay tuned and keep in touch, friends.
Merry Christmas from all of us at home office.