Photo Miami missionary Mike Daily, supported in part by Florida Baptists’ gifts through the Cooperative Program, assists in one of a dozen free medical clinics provided by Florida Baptist churches and associations. Photo by Ken Touchton/Florida Baptist Convention
EUSTIS, Fla. (BP)--Southern Baptist resources for reaching the world for Christ have been expanded by more than $1 million from record Cooperative Program gifts by Florida Baptists.
“The generosity of Florida Baptists has been absolutely overwhelming,” John Sullivan, executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, said during a Jan. 27 state board of missions meeting at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center in Eustis.
Pastor Omar Medrano (right) is supported through Florida Baptist Cooperative Program funds as he shares the Gospel with migrant workers. Photo by Ken Touchton/Florida Baptist Convention
“We have received $2.2 million in Cooperative Program overages, $3 million in disaster relief, record gifts in special offerings and the highest state mission offering in history [of nearly $1.2 million],” Sullivan said of Florida Baptists’ stewardship achievements in 2005.
The mission board earmarked $1,016,139 of the CP overage for Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries, akin to the state convention’s distribution formula for sending gifts from Florida churches to the SBC.