“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”
— Matthew 5:16

How will you let your light shine this Christmas?

Join American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) in our holiday “Let it Shine” Passionary Fund campaign. With church doors across American closing faster than they are being built and opened, there has never been a better time to let our light shine before others.

ABHMS’ good works give glory to God throughout the year. Everything we do—strengthening Christian leaders and equipping disciples to bring healing and transformation to communities across our nation and Puerto Rico—is focused on changing lives through the power of God’s love.

Your gift of only $50 can help us change more lives through the power of Christian love.

Take, for example, the story of Ty’Shawn,* whose mother struggled with drug addiction. Although Ty’Shawn’s life could have followed the same path, he, instead, entered an ABHMS-supported after-school program—a safe space where he received homework help and made friends. Caring volunteers not only encouraged Ty’Shawn’s interest in music but also shared with him God’s love. Today, Ty’Shawn helps to lead worship at his church on Sunday mornings. And he gives thanks for the love and support he received through the ministry supported by ABHMS’ good works.

ABHMS is grateful for our role in transforming Ty’Shawn’s life, and we are proud to shine a light on it. Your gift of at least $50 will bring more good works to vulnerable people in our communities—and transform more lives! Please help us raise $42,000 with a gift to ABHMS this holiday season


Three ways to give:

  1. Visit abhms.org/shine to make a one-time or monthly gift.
  2. Mail your check to:
    American Baptist Home Mission Societies
    1075 First Ave.
    King of Prussia, PA 19406.Make the check payable to American Baptist Home Mission Societies.
  3. Did you know that you can make a gift by rolling over your IRA distribution tax-free?

* Name has been changed to protect privacy