UPDATE: Praise God! Calvary Baptist Church gave just under $3,000 towards the Faith Promise Fund!
On Sunday, April 29, we will take our Faith Promise offering in addition to our regular giving. The Faith Promise Fund is designated towards our missions program above and beyond regular missions support through the General Fund. The Council of Missions at times presents special projects to the Church to encourage giving, both for the benefit of the project and as a means of missions education. This year at our annual Missions Conference, the Council chose Elam Ministries and their church planting efforts in Iran to be one such project to receive support from the Faith Promise Fund.
Elam was founded in 1990 by senior Iranian church leaders with a vision to serve the growing church in the Iran region. From the beginning, Elam's passion was to train and equip Iranian Christians to reach and disciple their country men. In 1990 six emerging leaders arrived in England from Iran to begin their fulltime ministry training. They lived in a small, two-bedroom flat and used the kitchen as a classroom. Since then, Elam has seen many years of God's faithfulness. By God's grace, the ministry is growing and is being used to strengthen and expand the church in the Iran region in a significant way.
For more info regarding the Faith Promise Fund and Elam Ministries, contact Rev. Alfonse Javed.