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Utah-Idaho Mission Stories

September 3-10, 2023

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This year’s State Missions Offering (SMO) celebrates our stories impacted by your giving through this offering. The SMO is used to share the gospel on our college campuses. It provides training for Disaster Relief ministries, preparing our DR volunteers when called on to serve in the name of Christ to those in critical need.  The SMO story provides equipping for pastors and laymen preaching God’s Word in our pulpits through the Preacher School and it provide resources for Strengthening Churches ministries.  Through our SMO, we equip and encourage UISBC women, including pastor’s wives, as they so faithfully serve in vital ministry roles in our churches.  Your gifts through the State Missions Offering infuses the gospel into the stories of those who call Idaho and Utah home each year.

Together, we can make a difference as we partner in praying, giving, and sharing, as we seek to expand God’s kingdom right here at home!

 

Thank you Utah-Idaho Southern Baptists!

The Great Commission calls us is to share the gospel with everyone across Idaho and Utah, to start new churches where the gospel is being sown, and to strengthen all of our churches to His glory. As we enter this time of prayer and offering, we are reminded we serve a great God who is at work in our midst and desires to work through us in great ways to reach our mission field!

The State Missions Offering provides funds for special mission projects and supports our churches, missionaries, and ministries throughout Idaho and Utah. Your gifts stay in our state convention to help existing churches, start new churches, mobilize Disaster Relief volunteers, support ethnic work, provide outreach on college campuses, and provide funds for many churches for their outreach and church strengthening events. One hundred percent of this offering is utilized in Utah and Idaho.

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Our State Missions Offering was formerly known as the York-Dillman State Missions Offering and now you know ‘the rest of the story!’  In 1887, Rev. J.B. York arrived in Clearwater, ID and planted a church in a log cabin schoolhouse. The first work in Utah began when Harold Dillman and his wife, Opal, helped plant a church in Roosevelt in 1944. As a result of these early church starting efforts, many more churches were started, leading to the formation of the Utah-Idaho Southern Baptist Convention in October 1964. Today, approximately 200 congregations meet weekly in our two states speaking in thirteen different languages!

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SMO Resources Order Form