World Mission Offering 2021

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, God has continued to do transformational work around the world through the American Baptist’s International Ministries’ 120+ global servants and 250+ global partners in 70 countries. This video by Rev. Sharon Koh, International Ministries’ Executive Director and CEO, invites you to take part in the transformational work of IM’s global servants and partners as we seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ around the world.


The following paragraphs provide three examples of the work being done by global servants in the Dominican Republic, Thailand and Latin America.

Dominican Republic:

Here is a glimpse into the ministry of International Ministries’ Global Servants Ketly and Vital Pierre, who are providing education, Bible studies, language classes, a micro-loan program, legal counseling, and more for Haitian immigrants facing inequity in the Dominican Republic.


Here is a glimpse into the ministry of International Ministries’ Global Servants Alise and Mark Juanes as they give practical care and love to the hill tribe children in Chiang Mai, Thailand, through the House of Love and House of Blessing.


Here is a glimpse into the ministry of IM Global Servant Ricardo Mayol-Bracero, who serves and stands alongside communities in Latin America trying to protect their access to the clean water and air needed to live.

The WMO offering will be collected at First Baptist, Marion, IA, during the month of October. The Outreach committee has set a goal of $800.

Your gifts can be brought to the church through October 31. Mark “WMO” on your check. Also, you can give online via our church’s e-giving platform by clicking on this button and selecting WMO on the “To:” pulldown.

Your participation in the World Mission Offering will help our global servants and partners to work cross-culturally to invite people to become disciples of Jesus Christ and to proclaim, through both word and deed, God’s reign of justice, peace, and abundant life for all creation. Thank you.

God can use your participation not only to change lives internationally, but also to deepen your own discipleship in Christ. You can take part in what the Holy Spirit is doing to bring God’s kingdom “on earth as it is in heaven.”