First Baptist Church, Pell City, on missioncomment (0)
August 20, 2009
Members of Lakeside Baptist Church, Birmingham, and Shades Crest Baptist Church, Bluff Park, both in Birmingham Baptist Association, and First Baptist Church, Pell City, in St. Clair Baptist Association recently traveled to Wisconsin.
The team participated in FamilyFEST, a missions trip sponsored by national Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., July 19–24.
Minister of Students and Recreation Brandon Carter led the 39 team members from Lakeside Baptist. Denis Tanner, associate pastor for student and adult ministries at Shades Crest Baptist, took his family, and Lee and Leigh Pritchett of First, Pell City, took their three children.
According to Kristy Carr, a ministry consultant for WMU’s Volunteer Connection, each year, approximately 3,800–4,000 predominantly Muslim students from more than 30 countries come to Wisconsin Dells to work. The FamilyFEST participants ministered to these students by hosting backyard Bible clubs, block parties and community outreach events.