The Eliza Broadus Offering provides significant funding for ministries across our state through “Special Ministry Grants.” These grants are provided by EBO through an application process administered by Kentucky WMU. We are currently receiving applications for grants from the 2012-13 offering and applications are due by December 15.
Every grant provided by EBO includes the stipulation that the ministry which receives the grant must complete an accountability form to be eligible to apply for another grant. This helps us to be accountable to Kentucky Baptists for how the funds are used and also tell the stories of the offering’s impact such as:
– Operation Hopkinsville involved 220 volunteers in community ministries through 13 ministry teams. EBO funds were used for evangelistic literature, Backyard Bible Clubs (4), Block Parties (4), nursing home ministry, a sports clinic, free care clinic, and Cookie Ministry.
– Grant County Prison Ministry had 3,551 people in attendance, 47 professions of faith, 46 baptisms, and gave out 282 Bibles last year.
A six-day Deaf Vacation Bible Camp was provided in June by the Deaf Ministry of FBC Bowling Green. Deaf and hard of hearing children were exposed to the gospel in American Sign Language through Bible study, crafts, snacks, and other activities.
– The Answer Center, Green Valley Association, helped 579 people with food, clothing, household goods, school supplies, and personal care items. Their ministry objective is to meet needs and share Christ.
– High Mountain Equine Outreach reaches at risk teens through horses. By teaching relationship horsemanship, this ministry teaches the beauty of walking in relationship with the horses and our Creator. EBO helped with supplies for the barn and other ministry expenses.
– Mercer Association provided materials for Kentucky Changers to complete 45 projects including decks, roofs, siding, paint, windows, and more. Twenty-four professions of faith and many more decisions were made during the week as students share the love of Jesus in the community.
– Muhlenburg County Association had a crusade at the local high school. The association also sponsored Youth Night during the crusade and provided pizza for over 400 youth, followed by a concert by Clay Crosse and preaching by Bro. Ronnie Owens. Eight young people gave their lives to Christ that night with a total of 37 saved during the crusade.
Read more EBO reports at www.kywmu.org/eboreports.