Perichoresis Partners and Friends,
There are several exciting initiatives currently underway that we want to let you know about.
1) Online Zoom classes
Two years ago, we launched our first Zoom class, Introduction to the Trinitarian Faith. This 11-week course has been repeated several times since. Last year we introduced the Patmos course as well. Both classes will be offered again this year. And we are working on a new offering which will be available later this year or early in 2024. Each class features a video that participants are asked to watch prior to each session. In addition, there is a workbook with suggested readings and focused questions. And, of course, the live class participation.
- a) Work has begun on translating the above course materials and videos into other languages.
- b) Several of Baxter's books, articles and essays have been, or are in the process of, being translated into several languages. These include, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin, Urdu, Hindi to name a few. These efforts have, in some cases, put us in contact with locals who are helping us.
After a two-year break due to COVID we are back with our Annual Men's Conference. Earlier this year a group of women in Texas sponsored our first Women's Conference in several years. Both conferences this year were a great success with over 100 participants each. We have had requests to put on conferences in other parts of the country. We are looking into what that would look like.
4) Travel & Events:
Later in 2023 Baxter will embark on a European tour that will take him to the UK, Scotland, and continental Europe.
5) Sponsorship programs:
We have partnered with a group of pastors in Pakistan to not only provide printed copies of Baxter's works, but to also help them provide food, clothing, and housing to their needy community.
Needless to say, we are very excited to be engaged in each of these endeavors, and others. The Spirit has moved us from a small group of folks in Jackson Mississippi to a worldwide outreach. The vision of the true Gospel that has moved each of you, is now spreading across the globe. All these tasks take time and money. The cost for translators, software, printing, travel, and conference venues can be considerable. More opportunities present themselves all the time. Many of the targeted goals are in parts of the world that suffer from extreme poverty. We have an opportunity to give people hope and an understanding of the love of the Father, Son, and Spirit
for each of them.
As our worldwide ministry has grown, so too have our administrative needs. For us to better project our revenues, and thus what we can spend to achieve our goals, we are embarking on our first ever pledge campaign. We need to raise approximately $250,000 per year to continue making progress in all the above endeavors. If you have been impacted positively by the ministry, we are asking you to help us help others have their lives changed as well. We are asking each of you to prayerfully consider what you can pledge to give over the next 1 - 5 years. If you feel you can make a commitment to our Ministry, please complete the following pledge
document, and return it to us via email or postal service.
To our faithful donors we say thank you for all you have contributed over the past years. Just look at what you have allowed us to accomplish so far. Your pledges will help us define what we can accomplish over the next few years. Think of all the lives we can together touch with the Good News of the Father, Son, and Spirit's union with every person on the planet.
From the depth of our hearts,
Randy P Baxter