We GIVE to international missions. We support the International Mission Board by giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering each year. This offering goes to support Southern Baptist Missionaries around the world. Click here to learn more about this offering.
We PRAY for international missions. We pray for all the Southern Baptist Missionaries around the world. We pray specifically for those we have partnered with in Russia, Haiti, and Germany.
We GO. We have also been blessed to be able to go internationally to share the Gospel! In the last five years God has blessed us with opportunities to go to Russia three times, Haiti twice, and Germany once. Each year we try to take at least one international mission trip. We have seen God do great things through international missions.
We have participated in the following international missions:
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES
For numerous years, our church family has filled shoeboxes for this wonderful ministry under the leadership of Franklin Graham. Shoeboxes filled with suggested items share Christ's love in far reaching corners of the world. Click here to learn more about this ministry. Boxes will be available at church and we will kick off our 2017 collection beginning Sunday, October 15.
Note: There are a few changes in 2017:
1) Shipping for the shoeboxes is $9.00.
2) Toothpaste is NOT allowed this year.
3) Candy is NOT allowed this year.
RUSSIA (St. Petersburg)
In 2011, 2012, and 2013 our team was led by Keith and Rita Haywood of Operation Mobiliztion in Tyrone,Ga. While in St. Petersburg, we worshiped and worked along side Pastor Nikolay Kuyavskiy and members of the Good News Church to lead an English camp for Russian students and some adults. We engaged in spiritual conversations as opportunities arose. Many of our team members continue to encourage students and church members through social media.
We went to Haiti in 2012, 2015, 2016, & 2017. Our teams went to Leogane, Haiti to minister in a local church and orphanages. We led VBS during the week to share God's love with the children of local villages. We did street evanelism to share the Gospel with the lost. We have also helped with minor construction ministry. We partner with missionaries Roland and Mary Norris of Baptists 4 Haiti.
In 2014, we took a team of 9 to Heidelberg, Germany. We joined with Jon Deans of the Great Exchange, Alan and Mary Rathbone of Pioneer ministries, and Campus Crusade for Christ members, to engage in spiritual conversations with students and locals on the campus of Heidleburg University. We conducted spiritual survey's in order to share the Gospel!
Misha & Gina Zverev
We support missionaries Misha and Gina. We give and pray to support their ministry. They serve with the Grace Church and Apartment life in Lake Nona, Fl.
Keith & Rita Haywood
We partner with missionaries Keith and Rita. We give and pray to support their ministries. They work with Operation Mobilization taking the Gospel all over the world.