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Global Missions

Go and Make Followers of Jesus

Mission Trips and Prayer are a part of the Global Mission strategy of First Baptist Church to carry out the Great Commission. The arm of our international mission effort is where God calls us to serve around the world. The mission areas listed below are part of our long term mission work around the world. Other mission trip are planned from time to time. For more information on where First Baptist Church is involved, please contact Mike Pearce, the Minister of Missions and Outreach.

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Global Mission Initiatives

Dominican Republic/Haitian People

Charlene and Dr. Jerry Graham are the leaders of two trips per year to the Dominican Republic to help the Haitian people living in the Dominican in Republic. Their heart is to help the Haitian people in sharing the gospel and bring medical relief. The need of the Haitian people is tremendous. Our team works close with Southern Baptist Missionaries there in Haiti. For more information you may contact Charlene Graham.

Southeast Asia

Ongoing work is taking place in Southeast Asia. First Baptist Huntsville is involved in teaching basic business principles with this ministry. Our church and others go to teach classes 3-4 times a year. Tommy and Penny Johnson are acting in leadership rolls for this ministry. Please contact Jim Atherton for more information.

Syrian Refugees

The Syrian refugee crisis has been called “the greatest humanitarian tragedy since World War II.” Our Missions Committee is leading our congregation in an effort to assist some of the children affected by this unprecedented calamity. We have entered a three-year partnership with a school for more than 100 Syrian refugee children. (None of these children are eligible to attend a government school.) The funds we provide will provide salaries for the teachers, schools supplies, transportation and breakfast for the students. Additionally we plan to send two short-term volunteer teams each year to assist these students and their families. Contact the Missions Committee for more information about this partnership.

Operation Christmas Child

As a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child has delivered over 100 million shoeboxes to children around the world over the past 20+ years. The goal for FBC this year is 1,500 shoeboxes. These shoeboxes will ensure that each child who receives a gift will hear that Jesus loves them.

 

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