Baptist and Reflector
With about five months to go in the offering’s 2021-22 fiscal year, gifts are $100,000 short of $2 million. Reaching the $2 million mark would be a milestone in the history of the offering. In addition, the current amount is about $200,000 short of the $2.1 million goal.
“It is a remarkable God-thing that we are where we are in giving to the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions,” said Randy C. Davis, president and executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
“And when you consider that there are a few hundred churches that annually contribute in the second half of the Golden Offering fiscal year, the excitement of what God is doing through this season of generosity is even more remarkable. Thank you Tennessee Baptists.”
“It is exciting to think that in the coming months we are on track to celebrate during the 120th anniversary of our state missions offering milestones for GOTM,” said Vickie Anderson, executive director of Tennessee WMU.
The milestones are:
• Exceeding the previous largest offering amount $1,948,485 given in 2019-20.
• Exceeding $2 million given for the first time.
• Exceeding the goal of $2.1 million (the last time goal was exceeded was 2007-08).
• Reaching $2.2 million given.
“I encourage churches and individuals to continue to give through the Golden Offering, not just to help reach these milestones but because every dollar represents lives impacted as we meet needs and tell Tennesseans about Jesus,” Anderson said.
Tennessee WMU president Yolanda Heuser of Lantana Road Baptist Church, Crossville, expressed gratitude to Tennessee Baptists for their “faithfulness to our Lord and Savior by your giving and your trust in Him during a time of such uncertainty. You gave and you are still giving! I am so grateful for the opportunity to witness such faith. Glory to God,” she said.
“I am excited to see all the ways in which Tennessee can and will be reached due to the generosity of Tennessee Baptists,” she said.
“Just like Brother Randy (Davis) says, ‘Tennessee is a mission field, no matter how you slice it,’ so Tennessee Baptists and WMU, let’s work together on our slice, and make disciples that make disciples.” B&R