Welcome to the Mary Hill Davis Offering
Missions leader, Thank you for leading your church to give to the offering that sends and supports your missionaries – whether your church calls it Mary Hill Davis Offering® or something else. Every Texas Baptist has a role to play in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in our state. It doesn’t matter your age, sex, ethnicity, or if you live in one of our huge cities or small rural towns. The theme of the 2015 Mary Hill Davis Offering® and Week of Prayer for Texas Missions® is Thirst. Physical thirst is the craving for water. Spiritual thirst can be described very simply as the craving for God. We all have cravings. We crave safety. We crave acceptance. We crave belonging. We crave significance. We crave love. Sometimes we crave forbidden pleasures. Often we crave things. Just as our bodies crave and thirst, so do our souls. We would not think of depriving our bodies of water, so why would we deprive our souls of Jesus? During the Week of Prayer for Texas Missions®, invite members of your congregation to reflect on their personal relationships with Christ. Challenge Christians to be thirsty for God’s Word and His presence. Then when their thirst has been quenched with the Spirit of the Lord, ask them to turn their eyes to neighbors who need the Living Water only God can provide.
When is the Suggested Week of Prayer for Texas Missions?
The Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions can be highlighted and celebrated all year round. Traditionally, the suggested week of prayer begins on the second Sunday of September and continues through the third Sunday in September of each year. Thus this year’s emphasis would be highlighted September 13-20,2015. However, depending on your church calendar it might be best to host at another time, i.e. August, end of September or even in October. In order to assist Texas Baptist churches the promotional materials are undated so that each church can use the materials at the time that is best for them.
Help promote the Mary Hill Davis Offering and Week of Prayer for Texas Missions!
Use the resources on these pages to promote your 2015 Mary Hill Davis Offering. Theme graphics and clip art for print or Web, videos for large or small groups, photos slide shows and MHDO products to order.
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Since 1910, Texas Baptists have collected an offering for missions needs in Texas. In 1935, the Texas Offering was named for Mary Hill Davis, president of WMU of Texas and a tireless supporter of Texas missions. Her leadership in various positions spanned the years from 1898 until her death in 1934. Read more about Mary Hill Davis…