Southern Baptists set aside the first Sunday in February to celebrate the work and leadership of Black and African American Southern Baptist missionaries and to recognize the legacy of George Liele.
George Liele is one of the most significant figures in the history of Christian missions. While William Carey is recognized as the father of the modern missionary movement, that designation also belongs to George Liele. He was a freed Georgia slave who came to Christ in 1773, at the age of 23. In 1782, he and his family left the United States to share the gospel in Jamaica; a full 10 years before Carey left England.
Below you will find helpful resources for churches and families to learn more about George Liele and to make this special Sunday a meaningful day.
A sermon resource from M.L. Ausberry Sr. for pastors to use as they prepare for Sunday.
A fun and interactive guide your families can download and print to engage their children in learning more about George Liele.
Discover the prayers needs of three IMB missionary families. Download and print this guide to distribute to your congregation.
The George Liele Scholarship encourages the expansion of international missions knowledge and experiences among Black and African American Southern Baptist churches.
A multitude from every language,
people, tribe and nation
knowing and worshiping
our Lord Jesus Christ
To serve Southern Baptists in carrying out the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations
Rejoice over what God has done and continues to do as we intercede for missionaries and the nations.
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