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The Final Count

April 19th, 2017 | in Generosity |    0   

The Final Count

Jaffray Offering Update

By: Brian Thom

Note: This article first appeared on page 9 in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Alliance Connection magazine.

Robert Jaffray (1873-1945) was filled with a deep passion for going where the Good News of Jesus Christ had never been preached. He was part of a group of missionaries sent by A. B. Simpson to bring the Gospel to Wuchow, South China, Jaffray’s sending base for the following 35 years.

As part of the C&MA, our desire is to keep sharing the Good News—the hope and freedom of Jesus—with people who may never have heard of Him before!

This past year, we launched the first annual Jaffray Offering to keep sending the Gospel to least-reached people groups around the world. This year, through donors’ commitment to the Jaffray Offering and to the Global Advance Fund, we are sending people to share the Good News with the Wolofs, Fulanis, and Yazidis in Senegal and Northern Iraq.

Our initial goal for this first year was an offering of at least $500,000. We knew this might be a stretch for an initial appeal, but we stepped out in faith.  We praise the Lord for His faithfulness through His people in the C&MA in Canada. Our stats as of December 31, 2016 are as follows:

Churches involved:                                        108
Funds received from churches:              $456,000
Funds received from individuals:           $59,000

Total Funds received:                                   $515,000
 
Will we do this again? Absolutely!
Let’s trust God together for being a part of His plan in reaching people who still have not heard that Jesus loves them.

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Links:

•    Breaking Through the Darkness  – An introduction to the Jaffray Offering
•    Resources


President Dave Hearn

Brian Thom

Rev. Brian Thom is director of Development for The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada.

 

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Tags: magazine-spring-2017, Jaffray-Offering, Robert-Jaffray, Unreached-People-Groups, least-reached, funding

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