FBC members were in Utah Spring FBC church planter, Justin Bindel
2014 working with ministries there shows the team where he hopes to plant a new church.
The Call to Utah and the Salt Lake AreaIn 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.
We began our first partnership with Church Planter/Pastor Bobby Wood and Redemption Church in Ogden, Utah in 2013. Our first team arrived on the field in Utah in the Spring followed by a group of our college students in the summer. Our teams helped Redemption Church begin to spread the word about this new church, which meets in a local theater. They also helped to spread the word about the real Jesus and how He can change their lives.
In September of 2013 we sent our next team who were there for the first official service of Redemption Church on Sunday, September 8th.
This past March, 2014, another team from our church made the trip to Utah to worship with both Redemption Church in Ogden and another church in the state. From children to adults the group ministered to people in the area. Outreach included providing free lunch and spiritual conversation to students at Weber State University as well as ministry in a local homeless shelter.
This will be 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 recent work in Utah.
Relief Work in Oklahoma
We sent teams throughout the summer to Oklahoma helping those who have suffered loss during the spring round of tornadoes in that state. We have raised thousands of dollars in gift cards which were distributed to those in need there. If you are interested in helping in this on-going effort please contact our Pastor of Missions, Rod Payne, at email@example.com. Please keep praying for the people of Oklahoma.
Operation Christmas Child Sets Record
Once again this area has responded in a big way to the need of children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. Here are just some of the volunteers posed with the first of what became two semi-trailers packed with Christmas joy for children. Local coordinator, Clint Tittsworth, shared that this year 6,806 boxes were collected to be distributed to children through Samaritan's Purse. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this wonderful ministry.
Angel Tree All City Outreach
Our All-Church, Angel Tree Outreach took place on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. 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 of our "angels", representing local children, were adopted a full week before the distribution evening.
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.
Hope for the Holidays Provides Warmth
Your response to the Hope for the Holidays clothing drive was great. The folks in charge of this important community outreach were excited not only for the clothes donated but also for the specific sizes that included many items for children. The need each year for items for children continues to increase and thanks to you we are helping to meet this need.
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.
Upcoming opportunities for involvement in this ministry include a summer mission trip which will be in Texas this July, 2014. The cost is low and the reward will be high.
If you are interested in more information please call our Missions Office at 723-2764.
We will soon be starting our Saturday Servants program which will allow those who can to take part of their weekend to minister to the needs of others in the area.
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