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Colorado Missions Offering Celebration
Dear Colorado Baptist Pastors and Ministry Leaders:
It is time to prepare for this year’s CELEBRATION of the Nicy Murphy Colorado Missions Offering. I use the word “celebration” because this is a very special year for our offering. This year Nicy Murphy celebrates her 100th birthday and we want all Colorado Baptists to celebrate with her. It’s my desire that all our members have the opportunity to hear the impact this single woman has had and continues to have on our state and celebrate her life.
Not only is she a great missionary she is a gifted writer. Much of this year’s promotion will center on Nicy’s definition of Colorado Missions:
“It is ministering to souls who live in the midst of mountain grandeur, but who never lift their “eyes unto the hills” from whence their help might come; who enjoy God’s placid lakes, tumbling streams and majestic waterfalls, but who have never drunk of the Water of Life; who shepherd the sheep on a thousand grassy hillsides, but who do not know the Good Shepherd; who reap the golden grain from the fertile plains, but who are starving for the Bread of Life.” Nicy Murphy 1959
I want to ask you to make sure your people hear the story and celebrate her birthday by setting a special goal for the offering. Encourage them to celebrate her birthday by being involved in Week One, a new devotional to engage Colorado Baptists in praying for state missions. Week One’s goal is to keep the Nicy Murphy Colorado Missions Offering a prayer-powered and biblically-focused event. Finally, I’d like to ask you to send Nicy a birthday card from your church. Her actual 100th birthday is May 16th. If you can do that before her birthday it would be great but anytime during the year would still be an encouragement to her and I’m sure would bring a smile to her face.
Nicy’s address is:
401 SW 12th Ave. #230
Amarillo, TX 79010
Let’s all honor this great lady by striving to saturate our state with the Gospel.
For He desires that none should perish. Be Blessed.
Mark Edlund, Executive Director