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I have personally worked with ministries receiving support through the Cooperative Program in my metropolitan area, my county, my state, my country and seven other countries on continents ranging from South America to Eastern Europe to Africa. No one church is large enough to support all of these ministries, but through the effort of many, many are served. We are and have been for some time the richest country in the world. We want to and should be known as a Christian nation. Giving and going, whether across the street or across the oceans, is an important part of any Christian’s life. Christ told Peter three times to “feed my sheep.” I am glad I have supported the Cooperative Program all of my adult life.

Bobby Keith, a member of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Homewood, serves as a trustee for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.

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