Summer has arrived. Missouri’s Major League Baseball Teams are on top of their game with a winning season, and Missouri Baptists are being asked to step up to the plate as well. Missouri Baptists have been given a huge challenge by Baptist Global Response to fill 5,000 “Buckets of Love” in 2015.
This month, 486 of Missouri’s buckets have arrived at the Houston port ready to be shipped to Africa to give our IMB missionaries and Baptist partners an open door to share the gospel with persons who are terminally ill with HIV- and AIDS-related illnesses. The current container of buckets is going to be headed to Mozambique.
The next container of approximately 800 buckets has been requested to go to Togo where the buckets will be distributed in Togo, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. Missionaries anticipate receiving their buckets at the earliest possible date.
Vacation Bible School offerings are serving as a great resource to support The Bucket Project, and other summer activities could prove to be a great opportunity for your church group to collect funds and fill buckets.
So Missouri Baptists are challenged to think outside the box and put your force behind the effort to hit a home run with this worthy project. They can go to www.gobgr.org/buckets to find all the resources necessary to fill a bucket (shopping lists, packing lists, videos and list of collection points). Also they can join the more than 1,000 people who “like” the Facebook page, “The Bucket Project – Hospice Kits”, where they will find daily postings regarding the collection and delivery of buckets.
Donations for The Bucket Project can be made by check, payable to First Baptist Church, Raytown, and mailed to 10500 East 350 Highway, Raytown, MO 64138. Be sure to put “For Bucket Project” on the notation line. Volunteers at the church are using donations to fill buckets on a regular basis.
Questions about The Bucket Project may be addressed to Missouri Coordinators for The Bucket Project, Bill and Carol Bowers at email@example.com or by calling 816-830-5367 or 816-809-2267.