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ABHMS Announces New
‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’ Goal


One year since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico and as American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) ongoing “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico” initiative enters its second year, ABHMS announces a new $1 million One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) 2018-2019 fundraising goal in partnership with American Baptist Churches USA. The initiative ultimately seeks to raise $5 million over five years.

Thanks to generous contributions of congregations, organizations and individuals both in and outside the American Baptist family, $1,367,944.30 has been raised as of today. By Feb. 9, $1,012,946.04 had been collected, surpassing the initial $1 million fundraising goal.

Approximately $404,500 was provided to entities in Puerto Rico, including the American Baptist Churches of Puerto Rico region—ABHMS’ primary partner on the ground—and to various churches, including Iglesia Bautista La Esperanza, Misión Bautista Cristo Restaura and Mision Bautista de Arroyo; Corporación Milagros del Amor (CORMA); Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico; Baptist schools and academies; Centro de Retiro Genesaret and other ministries of Iglesia Bautista de Carolina; and eight missionaries of Puerto Rico.

Complete details HERE