You are loved by Jesus. No matter who you are, Jesus loves you. Always remember that! And we are glad you are here to worship Jesus this morning!

God’s blessings have been evident here throughout 2023. Today we look to 2024. Robert Perez is the Chairman of our Stewardship Team. He will tell you this morning about next year’s proposed 2024 budget. It’s full of optimism! We devote much to outreach, missions, and evangelism. I am very grateful to Robert for his biblical leadership, and the wise stewardship of the entire team.

One of the ministries we help support is Insight Women’s Ministry in Lawrence. The work God does through them is extraordinary! Susan Perez is an employee. During our offering time, she will share some of what she has seen and experienced.

The most remarkable accomplishment is the opening of the Selah Home. It’s a home that provides long-term support and housing assistance for pregnant women. The goal is to provide a safe, Christ-centered residence where pregnant women and their children can grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

There is room for four residents, with room for infants and toddlers. My understanding is that it is fully occupied. In the home, individuals receive counseling, therapy, medical resources, Bible study opportunities, and daily prayer time. The goal is to help them be independent. Women of all faiths or no faith are welcome. You can read more about the home at friendsofinsight.org/selahhome/

So far in 2023, Insight has witnessed the miracle of life through the birth of 17 babies. They walked 56 women through a pregnancy decision. They introduced over 150 babies to the mothers through ultrasound. They taught 16 men in ways to be a good father. And they shared the gospel with over 600 clients.

Half of what you give to the Global Impact Offering goes directly to them. Thanks for giving to such a biblical cause!