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35"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' 37 "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' 40 "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' "

NIV Matthew 25:35-40

American Baptist Missions  Community Ministries  Special Emphasis Offerings

American Baptist Missions
United Missions Basics "Baptists in America have always been a people of mission. Mission describes who we are. Our United Mission contributions give concrete expression to this impulse and help us to be the hands and feet of Christ—from the local congregation to all parts of the world."

ABC Ohio ABC Ohio is also known as American Baptist Churches of Ohio. Their mission is to “Rise Up and Build Healthy Congregations that Impact the World for Christ." This is Grand Prairie Baptist Church's affiliation at the state level.

Bacone College "Bacone College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the American Baptist Church embracing an historic educational mission with American Indians."

Kodiac Baptist Mission "As a Christian social service organization in Alaska, the purpose of Kodiak Baptist Mission is to improve the quality of life of children and their families by ministering to their unmet physical, social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs, by following the example set forth in the life of Jesus Christ."

Murrow Children's Home "Historically, Murrow Home has filled a need of caring for Indan Children who are either orphaned or are deprived of normal family care for various reasons." ... ... "Murrow does more than provide a service, Murrow provides a life. A life where children can be raised with their siblings, grow and develop interests, character and personality."

Northern Baptist Seminary "Northern Seminary was founded in 1913 with the purpose of training leaders for the Church. Almost 100 years later, we are still focused on that goal. Northern’s vision is to prepare leaders who will faithfully serve Jesus Christ with evangelical passion and mission skills in Biblically grounded and culturally relevant ministries."

Kirkwood Ministries "The mission of Kirkwood is to provide quality Christian camping in a place set a part for connecting and growing with friends. Kirkwood is a camp for life dedicated to providing places and forever experiences to assist children, youth and adults grow in their faith in God."

Koinonia Camp Ministries "Koinonia Camp & Conference Center is a ministry dedicated to changed lives.  Those who visit the camp have opportunity to swim, fish, canoe, horseback ride, play paintball or take a leaisurely hike on a wooded trail." ... "The American Baptist Churches of the Akron, Ashtabula, and Cleveland associations maintain and promote the programming and facilities of Koinonia Camp & Conference Center for the purpose of sharing and teaching the love of Jesus Christ."
Neighborhood Ministries "Neighborhood Ministries provides high impact after-school programs, family assistance services, and job training for residents living in low income neighborhoods in Mahoning County, Ohio. These programs and services include Bible studies, food distributions, clothing banks, emergency assistance, transportation, summer parks programs for youth, and so much more."

Dayton Christian Center "Dayton Christian Center is one of 21 Neighborhood action centers that are supported by National Ministries American Baptist Churches, USA since 1921.  The center's mission work started in 1921 by faithful Christians determined to provide essential and supportive services to individuals and families seeking to better their lives."

Race Track Ministries "After starting as a home missionary at Thistledown Race Track, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1996, Rev. Vincent Harris now ministers to more than 600 individuals who work for or whose lives are affected by the race track industry either through Thistledown or Beulah Park Race Track, Columbus, Ohio."

ABWM State Project "State Project 2013-2014-The ABWM State Project for this year is to raise $15,000 to create a meeting room in the Detroit Friendship House in their new building.

International Ministries "International Ministries is a Christian mission organization connecting U.S. churches and individuals (Vital and Ketly Pierre) to holistic missions around the world. Organized in 1814, American Baptist International Ministries is the first Baptist mission agency formed in North America. International Ministries serve more than 1,800 short-term and long-term missionaries annually, bringing U.S. and Puerto Rico churches together with partners in over 70 countries to tell the good news of Jesus Christ while meeting human needs. International Ministries' mission is to glorify God in all the earth by crossing cultural boundaries to help people come to Christ, grow in Christ and change their worlds with Christ."

Community Ministries

Salvation Army "The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination."

Chapel Hill House "The mission of the Chapel Hill House Foundation is to provide a place for pediatric cancer families to visit, free of charge, so that they may spend a weekend together amongst the healing powers of serenity, relaxation and simple family time. "

WXML 90.1 FM NewVision "NewVision FM believes that the primary purpose of Christian music is to offer praise unto God; to edify the saved listener and to plant a seed in the heart of the unsaved listener that Christ will nurture into complete salvation. Christian music in the Scriptures is found as a sacrifice of praise, a vehicle for soothing the troubled soul. It is the goal of New Vision FM to present distinctive Christian programming that lifts up the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of God (II Chronicles 5:13; I Saul 16:16; 16:23; Psalm 43:4)."

W.O.C.B. T.V. 39 "The Central Ohio Association of Christian Broadcasters (COACB) is a non-profit Christian organization that owns and operates 4 Christian television stations. These stations are WOCB TV-39 Delaware, WGCT TV-8 Columbus, WOCB-LP TV-48 Kenton, and WXCB TV-45 in Marion, Ohio. The COACB has been around over 30 years spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through television. The COACB proudly produces many local TV programs highlighting local churches, personalities, fairs, parades, events, and more. Of those programs, COACB broadcasts over 36 hours per week of local church and religious programs produced right here in Central Ohio along with numerous call in programs for live prayer."

Turning Point "Turning Point has the social responsibility to respond to the needs of domestic violence victims by providing shelter, counseling, advocacy and general support services and to identify and confront the causes of domestic violence. Adopted 1977"

In addition to the above linked community missions, Grand Prairie Baptist Church also supports other local community missions that may not have a linked website available. Those missions include Voice of Hope, Christmas in July, St. Paul's Episcopal Food Pantry, The Women's Homeless Shelter, ABC/Ohio Pastor’s Emergency fund
as well as other various non-budget projects.
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Special Emphasis Offerings

America for Christ "ABHMS ministers as the caring heart, serving hands, going feet and prophetic voice of Jesus Christ—establishing ministries of discipleship, community and justice along with equipping and networking followers of Jesus to transform persons, congregations, neighborhoods and cultures throughout the United States and Puerto Rico."

One Great Hour of Sharing "One Great Hour of Sharing is an offering that makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict, or severe economic hardship, and for those who serve them through gifts of money and time."

World Mission Offering "The World Mission Offering is a vital source of support for IM’s current missionaries as well as for new missionary recruitment efforts, mission service projects and global Christian partners, including hospitals and clinics, seminaries, churches, schools and orphanages. Congregations may give to the totality of IM’s mission, or they may direct a portion of their gift toward the support of individual IM missionaries."

R.M.M.O. "Since 1935, American Baptists have contributed to special offerings received in their churches for retired ABC ministers and missionaries or their widowed spouses. In 1977, American Baptist Churches USA launched the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO) to continue this tradition of thanks. Today, RMMO is a tangible way for the American Baptist congregations to say “Thank you for …” the commitment, service and spiritual guidance of retired ministers, missionaries and their widowed spouses."

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