Led by FBC members on the fourth Monday of every month, First Baptist Church provides a worship service for inmates at the Calhoun County Jail at 7:00 p.m. This is an informal time of worship that seeks to serve as an encouragement to those incarcerated. We are always looking for volunteers to assist in this ministry.
Thanks to the Calhoun County leadership for allowing us this opportunity to minister in the jail.
To the Harvest!
What a wonderful opportunity we have to serve our Lord in and through His Church! This year we have given our evangelism ministry a new name: "TO THE HARVEST!", which is based on Jesus' words to His disciples in Matthew 9:37-38, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU TO SERVE IN THIS VERY IMPORTANT MINISTRY!!!
We need Prayer Warriors who will "pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest"!
We need Laborers who are sent out "into his harvest"! (making visits)!
We need Volunteers to help with meals (Donna Davenport, Coordinator)!
Chile Mission Trip
Jesus said "you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). With that mandate from our Lord in mind, we are serving as the "Champion Church" to develop a partnership to reach the Mapuche people of southern Chile. Several other churches are networking together to accomplish this goal. The primary goal of the network is to "engage" the Mapuche people. To "engage" a people group is to, through a process, assume the responsibility of taking the gospel of Christ to a people group or specific area. This will allow the long-term missionary the freedom to move into another area of the country, where short-term groups are unable to go due to time and travel constraints.
The Mapuche are numbered at approximately 1,000,000. Around 1% have a personal relationship with Christ. They are spread across many different areas within Chile. Some are in places relatively accessible, and some are in remote areas. The weather can range from comfortable to very cold and snowy. A majority of the people live away from main roads, where there occasionally may be a church. One part of the country has over 600 communities with no church.
Four Arkansas Baptist Churches have committed to be involved in this partnership, and several others have asked about it and are praying about getting involved.
Our church has taken several trips to Chile, conducting first aid, dental hygiene, CPR training, evangelism training, and other missions in several villages. Our Chile mission team will be in Chile again from November 13-19, 2015!
A very sobering thought is that we are potentially the only people in the world connecting them to God!
It is often hard to know how to support family or friends when they are grieving from the loss of a loved one. You can show support and concern for them by contacting Sharon Jones or Linda Oliver with their name and address, and have the Journeying Through Grief books mailed to them throughout the year.
For more information, call the church office at (870) 798-2721.