In Biblical times, when harvest time came, God called his people to bring their “first fruits” – the first yield from their harvest to him as an offering. This demonstrated their obedience and reverence for God, and showed that they trusted Him to provide for them.
The Hebrew word for first fruit is ‘bikkurim’—literally translated to ‘promise to come’. The Israelites saw these first fruits as freeing their future. God told them that if they brought their first fruits to him, he would bless all that came afterward.
In 2023, we are challenging every single person who considers themselves part of our Mavuno church family to give a first-fruit offering this year, the equivalent of one month’s income/salary. We are believing God that each year, we will begin to settle our various campuses into permanent properties that will allow them accelerate their ministry capacity and be able to turn even more ordinary people into fearless influencers of society.