Missions – Acts 1:8
Our missions focus at First Baptist Church is global and based on Act 1:8, where we are called by Jesus to go to “Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth”. The great commission in Matthew 28:17 calls us to “go and make disciples of all the nations”. This Global focus includes local missions, Regional missions(statewide), National missions and foreign missions.
In 2014, Lord willing, we will once again field two ministry teams to do foreign mission work abroad. In July we will send a team to Belize and work with Word of Life. In September we will return to Quetzaltenango to work with The Baptist Men on Mission at the medical facility they started back in 2010.
In 2013, We sent two ministry teams back to Guatemala. One team will revisited the village in Quetzaltenango near Xela in September to help finish the medical facility that will minister to many local people there. Our other trip was to Guatemala City to work with Word Of Life in July. We did evangelism and light construction as well as sports ministry with the local kids. This trip saw a lot of our youth go which added a whole new dynamic to the foreign mission trip with them in the field seeing first hand how missions is done.
In 2012, we took a ministry team to Guatemala in September and In November our Preschool Director visited the Word of Life camp in Guatemala City to help them with their summer Bible Camp.
In 2010, we were blessed to send 2 ministry teams to the foreign countries of South Africa and the Dominican Republic. Our church has enjoyed an ongoing relationship with the people of South Africa and also the Dominican Republic since 2003.
Lottie Moon in many ways taught the world how to do missions. We collect this missions offering in December to support the foreign missionaries that the Southern Baptist support have sent out overseas.