Once again, we are challenging everyone to bring a “First Offering”.
What is a First Fruit offering? The Scripture teaches that everything ‘first’ is holy to God. God taught Israel to bring First Fruits as an offering of the land. It was the first portion of their crops. He promised he would bless them for it. This is a powerful scriptural principle.
Our ‘first’ portion this year will be sown into three parts—designating equally to Bridges for Peace, Anja Runtz and YWAM Selah. Please pray and ask the Holy Spirit what you should give ‘first.’
Please direct your regular tithe offering into the general fund and any ‘first fruits’ offering please mark on your envelope “First” along with the amount. Then trust God to look after you financially as He has promised.
Local Missions: Anja Runtz
Full-time missionary with YWAM (Youth With a Mission) and the Co-Director of Worship of YWAM Selah in Medicine Hat, AB. It is her joy to lead people into corporate encounter with God through worship, prayer and teaching here in Canada and on overseas missions.
Local and World Missions: YWAM Selah (formerly Global Prayer House)
Vision Statement: Our call is to rally people to pray and worship, lifting up the name of Jesus, believing for and equipping them to see the Great Commission take place in our city, province and nation, for he is “the desire of all nations.” (Haggai 2:7) Come, Lord Jesus, come.
Their 2 expressions: 1. House of Prayer – to host God’s presence and to intercede for change. 2. Equipping Center -discipleship and training & reaching the lost
World Missions: Bridges for Peace
Christians supporting Israel and building relationship between Christians and Jews in Israel and around the world.
They are committed to the following:
- To educate and equip Christians to identify with Israel, the Jewish people and the biblical/Hebraic foundations of our Christian faith.
- To bless Israel and the Jewish people in Israel and worldwide, through practical assistance, volunteer service and prayer.
- To communicate Christian perspectives to the attention of Israeli leaders and the Jewish community-at-large.
- To counter anti-Semitism worldwide and support Israel’s divine God-given right to exist in her God-given land.