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Why We Give
God influences the world through his people. He blesses us so He can bless others through us. The Bible tells us that everything we have is a gift from God (1 Chronicles 29:14). As you give both faithfully and willingly, the world is changed for the glory of God: the gospel is preached, lives are touched, people are fed, bodies are healed, churches are built; and you, in turn, are blessed by God so that you can give again. We would ask that you prayerfully consider making a recurring gift as a way to partner with us in helping people who are far from God find life in Jesus.
“But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly?
For all things come from You, and of Your own have we given You.
1 Chronicles 29:14
Ways to Give
Yes, you can select whether you would like your gift to be one-time or recurring (weekly, every 2 weeks, monthly, 1st & 15th monthly).
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Last 3 Years at HBWT
Your giving makes so much ministry possible. Thanks to you, in the past few years, we have been making a big difference in the lives of so many!
B.O.T.R. is based on the Great Commission. The very commandment given by Jesus for us to share the Good News and teaching others to be His disciples so they can also join the Great Commission. God has given Pastor Pat Rankin a vision of a church that never stops reaching for the lost. It is in our DNA, our name, Have Bible Will Travel, speaks of our commitment to GO and tell people about Jesus. We are all about building and expanding God’s Kingdom and God desires your partnership in His plan by becoming His hands and feet.
Have Bible members have been doing an amazing job at telling others of the love of Jesus and, as a result, we often find ourselves bursting at the seams! We continue to seek new locations where we can share God’s Word, and ways to make our current locations fit our expanding number of members. We praise God that He has given us an opportunity to do something God-Sized here!
Every expansion, every event, and every ministry takes money. We understand that not everyone is able to give extra. If God has called you to serve His Kingdom by offering finances to support the Building on the Rock Fund, you can do so by giving online here, please select BOTR (Building on the Rock) option, or you can do so by mailing your gift to the office (BOTR Building on the Rock in the Memo). We thank you for investing in people at HBWT!
Raquel Rose Rankin was in a car accident on 5-12-01 and died on 5-14-01. She was air lifted to Cardinal Glennon Hospital where she was taken care of until she died. The staff at Cardinal Glennon was amazing. Raquel was in ICU and they allowed her to have many visitors during her stay. They allowed friends and family to spend the night at the hospital and made accommodations above and beyond the call of duty. The hospitality that they showed to us all was God given and we could not have asked for Raquel to be in a better hospital. Raquel’s birthday was on August 19th so her father decided he would like to do a fundraiser to raise money for Cardinal Glennon Hospital and for Have Bible Will Travel, which was the church Raquel attended. That is how the Ride for Rocky got started in 2001. In 2010 we raised $48,000 our new goal is to raise at least $60,000. Please help us reach our goal this year. This ride is for anyone who loves kids or just loves to ride. All makes, models, cars, bikes, etc. are welcomed and encouraged!
God Bless! Pat Rankin, Sr.
This is an annual benefit ride that happens every August. We start at our Westport location and ride around to about 5 different stops around the St. Louis and St. Charles areas. There are food, raffles and auction items at each stop. All proceeds go to help families in need through HBWT Ride for Rocky Fund and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. We thank you for your interest in being a part of changing lives!
This is our 20th year having the Ride for Rocky fundraiser. We take all donations: checks, cash or items to raffle and auction off. Items can be anything; gift cards, gift baskets, collectibles, vacations, cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. Each year we have had t-shirts made up with a picture of Raquel on the front and our sponsors who donate $250.00 or more on the back. If you would like your name on the back of this year’s t-shirt we would need your check or donation by October 7, 2020. We have around 4,498 Ride for Rocky shirts in circulation advertising the sponsoring companies.
If you have been moved by Rocky’s story, and want to make a financial donation, click button below to be redirected to our giving page. We also take check and cash donations through offering envelopes at any of our locations. If you would like to donate gifts or items to be auctioned or raffled, please drop them off with any HBWT Office Staff at any location. The Annual Ride for Rocky event take a lot of man power. If you would like to give your time and help, we need volunteers for many tasks. Please contact the office for more info.