Missions

 

“Christ has no body now but yours; no hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes with which he looks with compassion on this world. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”
— St. Teresa of Avila

We have a heart for missions!

We believe mission involvement is the natural result of a real faith. When our hearts are filled by God, we naturally want to share God’s love with others.

We believe that every person has a mission and their own place to serve. Finding their place of service and becoming the presence of Christ to others is the first step in building the kind of relationships that will take Christ’s love to the world.

Following Christ’s command to “Go therefore and make disciples,” our church supports missions through our praying, our serving, our going, and our giving. Through summer mission trips, family mission projects, and local mission organizations, our congregation works to serve and share with people and communities in need.

Mission Opportunities 2018

2018 Fall Allendale Mission Trip

The 2018 Fall Allendale Mission Trip will be October 26-27. Cost for the trip is $60. We still have spots available. You may register for the trip on the pew pads or by contacting the church office. If you have any questions, please contact Tommy Cox. (tommy@fbclaurens.org).

Samaritan’s Purse-Operation Christmas Child

It’s the time of year to begin gathering our Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes! Boxes and instructions on how to pack the boxes will soon be available in the hall outside the church office. This is a great mission opportunity for your family, Sunday School class, small group, etc. Completed shoeboxes need to be returned to the church by Sunday, November 11. Make a commitment now to be involved this year!

FBC Backpack Ministry

First Baptist continues to partner weekly with Laurens Elementary School to provide backpacks filled with weekend meals for 50 children. Each week volunteers gather at FBC to pack for the weekend. We also have volunteers who shop for the ministry and who help keep the Backpack supply room in order. If you would like to volunteer to assist with this ministry, please call the church or contact Gwen Adams here.

Haiti Mission Trip

Our next trip to Haiti will be February 2-8, 2019. We need people with skills and talents of all shapes and sizes from builders to dentists to encouragers to teachers to engineers to organizers to doctors to those who love to play with children to physical therapists to painters…and everything in between!  A deposit of $300 will reserve your spot. If you’ve always wanted to go but have never pulled the trigger, or if you’ve thought this MIGHT be something you’d be interested in, call Adair and talk to her about the trip!

Hamburgers for Haiti – November 18

Our next trip to Haiti will be February 2-8, 2019. Many of you aren’t able to go with us physically, but you can be a part of our Mission Trip by praying for us and by giving to help us build a home for a family in Haiti.  To help raise money for our trip, we will be having a Hamburgers for Haiti lunch on Sunday, November 18, following our morning worship service.  Make plans now to dress in your team colors that day and join us for a casual day of worship followed by a delicious time of food and fellowship together!