We don’t often use the word “abound” today.
Yet Paul uses it twice in 2 Corinthians 9:8: “God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” God gives us abounding grace so that we can, in turn, abound in good words.
We saw that in 2022 in a stunning way. Despite setbacks from global economic instability, the Lord raised up an army of generous Christ-followers giving sacrificially at levels surpassing that of the years prior. Why? So we can abound in good works—being busy about the work of missions.
To all who have faithfully given: thank you. Through you, God is providing in incredible ways for the work of missions.
Yet his greatest provision is not merely financial. It’s what Paul describes in the verse above: grace. It’s God’s kindness to us—in saving us, and in empowering us to keep on serving him.
Once more, on behalf of every ABWE missionary and ministry: thank you.
Paul L. Davis, ABWE president
Financial Statistics at a Glance
Stories of Impact
Ukraine Crisis Fund
Raised in 2022: $1,773,382.07
National partners and churches throughout Eastern Europe are receiving physical aid to help them in outreach to Ukrainian refugees, and locals are noticing. One ministry partner remarked that that refugees are saying that “no one treats them like Christians do, and they feel God’s love to them.”
Global Gospel Fund
Raised in 2022: $516,422.86
Total Needed: $400,000.00
The Global Gospel Fund helps missionaries with vital care and support services so that they are free to focus on making disciples and building up the local church.
Hôpital Baptiste Biblique Vision Project (Togo)
Total Raised: $8,300,291.80
Total Needed: $8,260,000.00
“God has supplied the funds to complete the HBB Vision Project! Praise the Lord! Having the Vision Project completed will allow more medical personnel to be part of the ministry there and will also allow them to serve more patients, which is the key to getting the gospel out. People come to us knowing they have a physical need but not knowing that they have a spiritual need as well. It will open doors to more people.”
Ron Washer, executive director for Africa, ABWE GO
Raised in 2022: $353,719.26
Total Needed: $6,700,000.00
With over 500 graduates to date—many working as pastors, church planters, and lay leaders—the expansion of Goroka Baptist Bible College and the Seigu Medical Clinic will have a dramatic effect on training the next generation of Christian leaders in Papua New Guinea.
Click below to download the 2022 full annual report and financial statements.