Today, January 4th, 2017 is a very special day. It is the 40th birthday of my beautiful friend and missionary to Ireland, Kendra Baird. Happy birthday, Kendra!! Even on her big day today, Kendra and Randal are at a missions conference, representing Europe and the great need for the light of the Gospel to penetrate what is definitely no longer a Christian continent.
From what I have read it seems that Europe is the new Africa for missions. Europe needs another Great Awakening! There are many people there who call themselves “Christians” but have no understanding of the Gospel, and mindless ritual has taken the place of passionate worship. Personal, loving relationship with the Lord is not possible because they no longer know the One who inspires it. Couple that with the reality of immigrants from all over the world now residing in Europe – many of them representing unreached people groups, and you begin to see the enormity of this mission field!
So what does one get for an itinerating missionary who is getting ready to return to Ireland in just a few months, but is still trying to raise the necessary funds?
Wouldn’t it be awesome if people plastered this all over Facebook and for Kendra’s 40th birthday, the Baird family got 40 new monthly supporters, or 40 existing supporters who raised their pledge by $40??
Will you help?
Let’s get the word out – “Forty for Forty” – and make this 40th birthday one that counts for eternity.
Check out their website here to learn more about Kendra and her amazing family. You will also find a “Give Now” link at the bottom left of their page that will make giving right to their missions account a piece of cake (birthday pun intended)!
May you have a blessed 2017, full of the presence and glory of God, and may your life increase in fruitfulness in His Kingdom!
PS – Update: As of April 2017, the Bairds are on track for returning to Ireland this summer! They are still raising their budget, so if you would like to support them, click on the link above and you’ll be taken straight to their website!