FBC members were in Utah Summer FBC church planter, Justin Bindel has planted
2015 working with ministries there. Ekklesia, which means church, in Salt Lake City.
Summer Mission Trip to Utah, July 25-30In the late fall of 2012 our pastor responded to a presentation by the North American Board to lead our church to become the "Key Church" for the area of Salt Lake City, Utah. This area is one of the most difficult and least reached areas in North America. The virtual church-state of Utah is composed almost entirely of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, Mormons, or non-Christians.
In the summer of 2015 we had a team in Utah to encourage the work of not only our own Justin and Amber Bindel, who are planting a church in the Salt Lake, but also Bobby and Lindsay Wood as they continue their ministry in Ogden, Utah.
We first began our first partnership with Church Planter/Pastor Bobby Wood and Redemption Church in Ogden in 2013. Over the last couple of years our teams have helped Redemption Church spread the word about this church, which meets in a local theater. We have also helped to spread the word about the real Jesus and how He can change their lives.
In September of 2013 we sent a team to be there for the first official service of Redemption Church on Sunday, September 8th.
Our mission this summer is learning about the work of both the Bindels and the Wood families and to offer support through a variety of activities including prayer on-site, canvassing neighborhoods, a block party and child care.
This is a long-term commitment for our church. If you are interested in finding out how you may plug-in to help with this vital mission effort please contact our Pastor of Missions, Rod Payne, at either his email address or by phone at (940) 723-2764. Please be in prayer for the state of Utah as we work together with other believers to bring the Good News to people there.
Above and below this article you will find pictures of some of our work in Utah.
The Salt Lake City area has over a million Helping Ekklesia set up for church on a
people and needs 600 plus churches! Sunday morning.
Team members helping to paint Making an impact in the community Justin Bindel sharing
playground games at the by volunteering to help in a local God's word at
Salt Lake Arts Academy where park. Ekklesia.
Orphans' Embrace Haiti Outreach
In the summer of 2014 our church sent a team to work with Orbie for Orphans and Samaritan's Purse in a ministry to children in Haiti. Thousands of water bottle hygiene kits were given to children to help them as that country continues to try to rebuild. Thanks to the many who helped purchase the kits as well as assemble them and pray for the team that delivered them.
Operation Christmas Child Donations Set New Records
Our annual collection for Operation Christmas Child effort set two records this past year. The Wichita Falls Collection Center, which is housed on our church campus, had a total of 7,503 boxes donated. Our church collected a record 923 boxes. This ministry of Samaritan's Purse helps spread not only Christmas Cheer to children around the world but, most importantly, the love of Christ with them. Thanks to everyone who donated and helped in this outstanding effort.
Angel Tree All City Outreach
Our All-Church, Angel Tree Outreach took place on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. The Angel Tree Outreach helps to provide Christmas gifts to children who have parents who are in prison and cannot be with them during this time of their year. All "angels", representing children in our area who have a parent who is incarcerated, were "adopted" again this year. This means caring people agreed to purchase a present for a child, usually in the amount of $20 or so, that helped to make the season that much brighter for them. Thanks to everyone who worked behind the scenes, purchasing gifts and distributing them to help make this a special Christmas for children in our area. This ministry is part of our "Give Christmas" outreach this holiday season.
For more information on you may get involved in this ministry please contact our Missions Pastor, Rod Payne at 723-2764.
Hope for the Holidays Provides Warmth
Our Hope for the Holidays warm clothing drive was a great success. The items were distributed through our local Faith Mission Ministries. New hats, gloves, scarves, long flannel undergarments and gently used coats may be dropped off at the Give Christmas - Hope for the Holidays display in the main hallway each November-December at our downtown campus.
Ministry to the Lakota Indians in South Dakota
We received this note from a sister church in regard to our donation to help with a ministry to native Americans in South Dakota . . .
On behalf of First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro TN., I would like to thank First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, TX for their generous donation of $500 for our mission trip to the towns of Manderson and Porcupine on the Oglala Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. For the 40,000 Native American people on the Reservation, living conditions are extremely hard. That area of South Dakota is the poorest area of our country. Ninety-seven percent of the population on the Reservation lives below the federal poverty line. Your generous gift enabled us to provide much needed food for the women and their families.
Our ministry involves VBS for babies, children, youth and home repairs, but is most noted for its adult programs including a women’s group. Their interest in the Bible study is encouraging. They have grown in knowledge about Jesus and what it means to be a Christian. This year the men’s study group saw a tremendous increase in attendance which shows that barriers of mistrust are being overcome.
We share the hope and love of Christ with them and we are pleased that the members of First Baptist Church Wichita Falls have an important role in this mission effort.
Orphans' Embrace is a ministry of First Baptist Church designed to educate, engage and equip the body of Christ to biblically respond to the plight of the fatherless in our community and around the world.
The ministry desires to encourage others to walk out James 1:27 by providing opportunities to care for orphans through adoption, foster care and orphan care.
This ministry recently completed a summer mission trip which in Texas during June, 2015.
If you are interested in more information please call our Missions Office at 723-2764.
To sign-up for future projects, contact Rod Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone is invited to be an active participant or to serve as a prayer partner!
For more information contact Rod Payne at 723-2764 or fill out the Missions Outreach Form below to receive information on upcoming events.
Click here for the Missions Outreach Form