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Versailles Baptist Church tops $3M in giving to missions

Versailles Baptist Church will be recognized at the Kentucky Baptist Convention's annual meeting in November for surpassing a $3 million milestone in financial gifts for missions. The money was given through the Kentucky Baptist Convention's Cooperative Program, which supports missionaries around the world. "This truly is a remarkable milestone that reflects the generosity of the members at Versailles and their dedication to share the gospel in a lost and dying world," said KBC Executive Director Paul Chitwood. "These funds have been used to support missionaries and mission work here in Kentucky, across North America and literally around the world." Versailles will be receive an award at the KBC's annual meeting in Florence on Nov. 15. By giving to the Cooperative Program, Chitwood said, Versailles has had a part in hundreds of thousands of people coming to faith in Christ. "Members of Versailles help support about 3,500 international missionaries who planted more than 6,000 new churches in the past year," Chitwood said. "They support our Baptist-affiliated colleges and seminaries that are training our next generation of pastors. They help to fund Crossings Ministries where more than 14,000 students heard the gospel presented at summer camps this year and where about 900 professed faith in Christ. They're helping cover the cost of Baptist campus missionaries who are proclaiming the gospel at all the state's colleges and universities. And that only begins to cover the impact that Versailles is having because of the financial support."

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