Hello! I’m Rick, the Vice President of Development at e3 Partners Ministry, and I recently shared some exciting news. e3 Giving Day—our biggest day of donor generosity all year—is next week on Thursday, September 8!
All donations on e3 Giving Day will directly support the Made to Multiply initiative, meaning it’s the perfect opportunity to multiply your Kingdom impact. Our goal is to help the Body of Christ collectively train 1 million believers to share their faith, make disciples, and start new churches—and you can help. To that end, I recently read a story that I wanted to share because it’s a great reminder of the eternal impact that one person can have on the Kingdom:
One of our missionaries, Barry,* was initially attending a church that didn’t have a heart for lostness. But something inside Barry was stirring; God was awakening him to the harvest all around us—the people who are broken and hungry for the message of Christ.
Barry chose to answer the call of the Great Commission. He was ultimately trained by e3 staff members to share the Gospel and make disciples. Now, he and his family lead Gospel Conversations Trainings and evangelism outreach several times a month. In other words, this one trained believer has been personally responsible for training and equipping hundreds of other believers to reach the lost. And those individuals are training and equipping others too—resulting in an exponential tide of new laborers for the harvest.
The startling truth is that 5.2 billion people around the world are far from God. And there is plenty of lostness that we need to address right here at home as well; over 25% of Americans identify as atheist, agnostic, or no religion. That’s exactly why e3 Partners Ministry is working to help plant new churches in 90+ countries across six continents. But it all starts with one follower of Christ like Barry—one person willing to answer God’s call.
Next week on September 8, you’ll have an opportunity to give a special, one-time gift. You can bless a missionary like Barry and helps us train one person to share the Gospel and make disciples. Please stay tuned to our blog for full details. We thank you in advance for your readership and prayers, and may God bless you.