A few days before the movie, “Courageous,” was released, Michael Catt, pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga., — the church that produced the film — acknowledged that projects such as this have blessed the congregation with tremendous resources and opportunities.

Catt spoke at a staff retreat for the International Mission Board Sept. 27-28 at the International Learning Center in Rockville, Va. He presented IMB President Tom Elliff with a book printed in 1899 by the Church of England. The book was filled with stories of how God answered prayers for the church’s missionaries.

Catt shared a few words from the book, noting there is still much work to be done.

A check for $100,000 was inside the book.

The gift from Sherwood will go toward supporting nearly 5,000 Southern Baptist missionaries serving overseas.

“We get resources through the films,” Catt said. “My prayer is, ‘God, we want to get it from Your hand and out of our hand as quickly as we can. We don’t want to hold on to it.'”

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