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Judson Associationís ministry center to movecomment (0)

June 11, 2009

Judson Baptist Association’s Christian Ministry Center (CMC) in Abbeville is moving on up and out of the trailers provided by the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.

Since it was established in 2004 as a Hispanic support ministry, the CMC has operated out of those trailers, but it will soon have a larger, newly constructed building to serve its growing clientele and accommodate new ministries. Completion is anticipated for late June.

Providing for the area’s destitute, the CMC uses funds from items sold in its thrift store to purchase food, which is then freely distributed to approved clients. It is currently meeting the needs of about 370 families. And Director of Missions George Thompson already has big plans for the CMC’s future. He hopes to see it grow to include literacy training, professional counseling, an on-campus chaplain and classrooms to help meet educational needs.

“There’s a lot we’re dreaming about, and with the Lord’s help, I know it can happen. … It’s nothing fancy but it’s meeting the needs of the people here,” Thompson said.

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