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Timing of Year-End Giving – In order to meet IRS requirements related to contributions that qualify for inclusion in your 2018 tax return, please note the following:
- Your check should be dated no later than December 31st.
- The envelope must be postmarked no later than December 31st.
- If your check is dated December 31st but the postmark on the envelope is after this date, your donation will not be counted as a 2018 donation.
- Online donations will be accepted through December 31st.
- Please transfer gifts of stock on or before Monday, December 3rd for timely processing.
I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, with praise for all he has done over the years through the MNA Thanksgiving Offering. Join us in prayer that he will continue to bless this denomination wide effort to help raise up leaders who will minister in poor and distressed communities through PCA churches and ministries. The Offering supports emerging leaders in two ways.
First, the Offering funds internships and staff development. Churches that are in economically challenged communities are eligible for grants to help hire interns and new staff, allowing them to develop leaders, especially by employing young people for ministry. We are also able to provide churches with small grants for training staff at conferences and event, further developing skills that will bear fruit for the kingdom.
The Thanksgiving Offering also provides grants to church plants in poor communities that lack mercy or benevolence funds. Usually church planters are raising their own support, so they have little set aside to meet the emergencies they will inevitably encounter. Last year one of our church planters was desperate to find a small amount of money to provide shelter to a homeless person in danger of freezing. He gave as much as he could out of his own pocket. Mercy grants can provide church planting pastors with benevolence funds to help those in need.
The stories in the enclosed Thanksgiving Offering Brochure show you how your donations helped three churches reach across cultural and economic divides. Grants from the Offering supported initiatives so that these churches could reach out into their communities with the love of Christ and so they could disciple and develop up-and-coming leaders through apprenticeships and internships.
We ask you to help us help them. Mission to North America depends on the generosity and kindness of God’s people as they give to the Thanksgiving Offering. Please take a moment to read the brochure, then pray and ask the Lord to empower our church planters as they sow the seed of the Gospel among the poor, and as they do good works to show the love of Christ.
You can order free copies of the Thanksgiving Offering brochure to distribute at your church, Sunday school, or prayer group. We encourage pastors to preach a sermon that includes the mission of the Thanksgiving Offering, and then take up an offering as a congregation. Individual contributions are also welcome. Your gift will play a significant role in training those who will minister among the many ethnic groups in North America.
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Or send checks made out to Mission to North America and designated for Thanksgiving Offering to:
Mission to North America
PO Box 890233
Charlotte NC 28289-0233
If you have questions, please contact Karen Swartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-825-1235.