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BUILD UP HOPE IN MOROCCO “Build Up Hope” The annual Kentucky Baptist Fellowship Missions
In 2006, Kentucky Baptist Fellowship began a partnership with Offering is about hope. We build up hope every time we form a new
the Protestant church in Morocco (Eglise Evangelique au Maroc). relationship as Kentucky Baptist Fellowship. We build up hope when
Three years into the venture, our shared desire to “Build Up Hope” we are the “special people” God has called us to be, working
was realized as seventeen Kentuckians traveled to Morocco for together to accomplish more than we ever could alone. Your
a music exchange with twenty-four students representing the offering of financial gifts allows Kentucky Baptist Fellowship to
congregations of the EEAM (known as the Voices United Choir). continue to “Build Up Hope” across Kentucky and beyond.
Words do not sufficiently describe all that was shared in North
Africa, but the following poem written by the Kentucky choir Our target date for receiving the KBF Mission Offering is October 11,
members tell of the blessing of friendship the Voices United 2009. Gifts from this year’s missions offering will be divided in three
choir received while building up hope in Morocco. ways:
• Mountain Hope, KBF’s rural poverty initiative, part of
We came to Africa with a song and left with...repertoire...a new CBF’s Together For Hope
calling on our lives because of your stories, music, rhythm and • Morocco Partnership, KBF’s global partnership with
passion...a greater sense of joy and passion for being part of the body the Protestant church in Morocco
of Christ...a new face of God...24 new friends whose amazing love • Church Start/Re-start, KBF’s ongoing commitment to
for our Lord, Jesus Christ, was given to us so freely and uncondition- cultivating Christian community
ally...They are the hands and feet in this land...I have heard and seen
the face of God and am forever changed...Never have I felt such love Together we’re building up hope in Kentucky.
divine on this earth...I am blessed...I love them all...Your song ringing Together we’re building up hope in
in my heart filling my soul with hope and love...a symphony of communities as far away as Africa.
“Grace’ Divine”...a glimpse of heaven...a love for Africa in my heart Together...we are building up hope
...a picture of God’s heart beating in sync to the rhythm of Africa sharing our commitment to the
...fulfilled dreams...a clearer picture of what God must have dreamed Great Commission of Jesus Christ.
for the world...the song of Africa in my heart...the treasure of remem-
bering the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases and that no matter
where you go, your everlasting God is “aupres de toi” - always with
you...the gift of dancing in God’s presence...a giant “A-ll-loy-yah!”