Final Report for 2011Eliza Broadus Offering

Thank you Kentucky Baptists!  The 2011-12 Eliza Broadus Offering closed on August 31 with a total of $1,151,065.92.  In terms of regular church giving, this exceeds the giving level of 2009-10, which was $1,146,860.  That year, your strong giving plus a gift from a bequest of$121,550 pushed our total to $1,268,410.  This is a wonderful report for 2011-12 and ministries across Kentucky say thank you!

The 2012 state missions emphasis is underway.  Many churches are receiving the Eliza Broadus Offering this month.  But one of the outstanding things about Kentucky Baptists is that many give to state missions all year long.  Every month of the year, we receive contributions to the Eliza Broadus Offering for state missions.  Thank you!

We still have a few of the Bold Hope promotional booklets and DVDs.  We have posters, prayer guides, and offering envelopes available throughout the year.  Materials in Spanish have also been distributed to our Hispanic congregations.  The DVD includes videos as well as print materials such as the Master Article, teaching plans, children’s sermon, etc. While all materials are also available for download from our web site, we would be happy to provide print copies of the articles and teaching plans as needed. 

Our 2012 Eliza Broadus Offering goal is $1,250,000.  This is a challenging goal for us, yet one we can reach in Kentucky.  Kentucky ministries need our prayer and financial support.  These ministries need our personal involvement as well.  If you would like to connect with a ministry in your area or in a particular part of the state, please let us know and we will provide you with information.  If you want to research opportunities on your own, here are a few helpful links:
Appalachian Regional Ministry –
Mississippi River Ministry –
KBC Missions Mobilization –
KBC Evangelism and Church Planting –

In 1913, Eliza Broadus recommended that Kentucky WMU begin receiving an annual state missions offering.  The offering was later named in her honor. So, in 2013, the Eliza Broadus Offering will be 100 years old!  At our 2013 Kentucky WMU Annual Meeting, Rosalie Hunt, national WMU Recording Secretary, will portray several important figures from missions history, including Eliza Broadus.  Make plans to attend on April 5-6, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Hopkinsville.

For materials and important EBO links, go to

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About Joy Bolton

Joy Bolton is a life-long WMUer! Through Woman's Missionary Union, Joy has has served as a church, association, and state leader. She has coordinated many international missions teams and is available as a conference leader, speaker, Bible study leader. Joy is now retired and lives in Summerville, SC.