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Matthew 5:16 mission illinois Offering & Week of Prayer SEPTEMBER 11-18 missionillinois.org Illinois Baptist Be a champion for state missions Illinois is a great state, with vibrant cities and productive countryside. But spiritually speaking, Illinois is still very dark. At least 8 million people here don't claim to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. And that number is growing. Mission Illinois is almost 1,000 Baptist churches together bringing the light of the gospel where it is so needed. Together we can push back the darkness. AUGUST 01, 2016 News journal of the Illinois Baptist State Association What is Mission Illinois? And what will it take to reach our state for Christ? Daily devotions for the Week of Prayer Video reports from all over Your missions offering at work in Illinois and worldwide What's inside If your church participates in the annual offering for state missions, now is the time to let your light shine. The need for the gospel is great. So is the opportunity. For additional resources, contact MIO@IBSA.org. Share this prayer/planning guide with your church leaders Pastors and staff WMU/missions team Deacons/elders Stewardship/finance Student ministry

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