This is a busy time for most of us as we enter into the holidays and move toward the end of the year. It can easily become a time when obligations seem overwhelming. It is also the time when we are called to be grateful for the many ways that God has blessed us. The intersection between our gratitude and the desire to give can put pressure on us to stretch our resources to the limit.
I am thankful for the many of you who enable this ministry to move forward and continue to give during these times when it would be so easy to push the Lord’s work to the side. Those of you who are burdened by the need to see bible preaching churches planted in our urban cities and leaders prepared for the next generation, are encouraged to continue to stand with us in a spirit of gratitude.
- Dr. Tony Hart, President
Jamaica Missions Trip
As I am writing while on tour in Jerusalem, I am excited about the mission’s trip that is being planned in Jamaica this month. We are looking forward to working with churches in the Montego Bay area to conduct an evangelistic campaign and prayerfully see many come to Christ for salvation. We had a meeting a couple weeks ago with the team that is traveling with me and we all desire to see God move in the hearts of many during this mission’s trip. It is also our desire to meet with and encourage the boys and girls that are being supported by the Hart Children’s Homes in Jamaica. I am asking all of our partners to please pray for the ministry on this needy island including the support needed for the Grand Old Gospel Hour on Gospel JA Radio. Your prayers are vital as we seek to be faithful to our mission.
Once a year I like to remind all of you who care about this ministry that there are several ways that you can help support the ministry that does not impact your budget any further. I know that some of you are doing all that you can out of your income to be a blessing through the GOGF. To you, I want to encourage you to consider leaving GOGF Ministries in your Will for a percentage of your estate. You may think that you don’t have anything much to leave in your Will but remember that sometimes the circumstances that cause your death may lead to a lot being added to your estate. Another simple idea is to add the Lord’s work as a beneficiary for a percentage of insurance policies that you may have. There are other ideas like gifting assets to ministry and receiving income from those assets during your lifetime through a charitable gift annuity. I suggest that you talk to a professional who can help you plan. If you need assistance, we can help you connect with a qualified advisor, just let us know. As you plan for your family remember the Lord. Ask for the Leaving a Legacy pamphlet.
As we approach Thanksgiving we are indeed grateful for all of our partners who care enough to stand with us in prayer and support of the mission of Planting Churches, Preparing Leaders, and Proclaiming the Gospel ‘Til The Whole Hears. I am asking you to prayerfully consider doing what you can to help us now as we seek to end the year with all of our bills paid and be able to tackle the challenges of next year.
We have a special November and early Christmas offer for you as our way of saying thank you when you give to the ministry. Just ask for this elegant hard covered 365 day daily gospel devotional “New Morning Mercies” by Paul David Tripp. When you write, click, or call with your gift it will be my pleasure to send this great gift out to you.
Let me underscore how grateful I am to all of you who month after month faithfully undergird this ministry with your financial support and your prayers.
2017 ~ 2018
Please see the schedule below of upcoming Missions Trips that you may be able to participate in. Those who are not able to travel with us, pray for the team the Lord will send. Please contact us with your interest in any of these Missions Trips.
Ecuador March 12 – 22, 2018 $1,700
Trinidad July 2 – 12, 2018 $1,700