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During the month of October, members of First Baptist are being asked to consider giving a "above and beyond" gift (apart from their regular giving) to help fund the spread of the Gospel in Elsberry and around the world. Each family is asked to pick up and return an anonymous pledge form indicating how much they will give toward local evangelistic efforts here in Elsberry (Mission Elsberry), around our state (Missouri Missions Offering), all over our country (Annie Armstrong Easter Offering) and all around the world (Lottie Moon Christmas Offering). In addition to funding the efforts of First Baptist, the Missouri Baptist Convention, the North American Mission Board, and the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, we also have the opportunity to support work in specific places like Panama and Columbia (Gospel Reach), Senegal (Brad & Deb Mashburn), Spain (Brian & Kassie Phillips), and Uganda (Maliamungu Moses). Rather than collect offerings to support these efforts throughout the year, we're asking members to pray and plan ahead of time about giving and to pledge that amount to be given monthly or some point during the year. Pledge forms can be placed in the offering box any Sunday during the month.