Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering 2020

Christians facing uncertainty and difficult situations today can take comfort in the text from Jeremiah 29:11-13 which states, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)

Honoring those who have walked and prayed with us over the years gives us everlasting Hope for Today, Hope for Tomorrow. The Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO) is a personal offering rooted in thanks for the immeasurable ways ministers and missionaries continue to guide members of the church toward faithful and committed discipleship. 

Letters from RMMO Recipients:

Letter from Lyle Lee:

The church in Marion always brings smiles and joy to me. It certainly was the happiest years of my ministry. My love for you all never dims. I sent a thank you note to the church a couple of weeks ago when I received this year’s “Thank You Gift” from the M&M.

As you know, the offering is divided two ways during the year: half for special needs of ABC ministers and half for Christmas gifts to the retired ABC ministers. I learned about the first part while in Marion when my son needed a back harness for scoliosis. I hadn’t even asked for it. A pastor friend called them and a check was sent to cover the cost! How timely that was! When I retired in Florida, I traveled the state for several weeks on behalf of the M&M visiting the retired pastors. I got to know how valued and thankful they were for these gifts. It always brings back the memories of the churches and friends that made their ministries so worthwhile. May God’s Blessings always be with you. I send my love to you all.


Letter from Jerry Springston:

Dear Friends in Christ,
This week [as written on November 18] Terri and I received a Thank You check from the American Baptist Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board. A Thank You check has come to us this time of the year ever since I retired from pastoral ministry fifteen years ago. It comes as the result of the annual December Retired Ministers & Missionaries Offering which you have received for decades. Thank you! It is much appreciated.



Check out this short video that highlights our theme, Hope for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.

The RMMO offering is being collected at First Baptist, Marion, IA, during the month of December. The Outreach committee has set a goal of $600.

You can give online through our church’s e-giving platform by clicking on the Give button and selecting RMMO on the “To:” pulldown.

Thank you for your donation to help retired ministers, missionaries and their widowed spouses.