In Oklahoma, we see lostness and brokenness all around us. We see the same around the world, with countless people who have never heard the Good News of Jesus.

As International Mission Board President Paul Chitwood recently stated, “The world’s greatest problem is lostness.” The challenge to advance the Gospel in our state and world today can seem like an insurmountable task that could leave a lone individual or a single church feeling overwhelmed.

Thankfully, Oklahoma Baptists believe that we can do more for the Kingdom of God together than we can apart. Advancing the Gospel and fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20) is the major reason Baptists historically agreed to cooperatively work and give together in the first place and is still the major reason why we partner together today.

As His followers, Jesus has given us the command to “go.” We are called to take the Gospel across the street and around the world, bringing the hope and peace that only Jesus can bring (Acts 1:8).

Thanks to your generous gifts through the Edna McMillan Oklahoma State Missions Offering, we are making a Gospel impact in key areas, including disaster relief, encouraging multi-vocational pastors, global missions and more. The goal for this year’s State Missions Offering is $1.2 million. These funds help us address the world’s greatest problem and do so much to fuel mission and ministry in our state.

I want to invite you to join my wife, Jamy, and me in giving to the Oklahoma State Missions Offering. Together, through the cooperative generosity of our churches, we can reach our State Missions Offering goal and meet the challenges of lostness and brokenness in our state and beyond.

Together, we will take the Good News to our neighbors across the street and to people in need around the world for His glory.