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First Baptist Church, Ashville, on missioncomment (0)

January 7, 2010

First Baptist Church, Ashville, and First Baptist Church, Moody, both in St. Clair Baptist Association, and Thomasville Baptist Church in Clarke Baptist Association partnered together to send a missions team to Guatemala Oct. 10–16 to work in the village of Conevisa and the nearby town of Zacapa.

Led by Thomasville Baptist member Allen Stoudenmire and his wife, Laurelle, who served in Zacapa as Southern Baptist representatives from 2006 to 2008, the team of 25 held Vacation Bible School at the village school for children and a Bible study for adults in the mornings.

Also during the mornings, the pastors of the three Alabama churches conducted a leadership conference at Shalom Baptist Mission in Zacapa.

In the afternoons, the team did door-to-door evangelism in Conevisa. In the evenings, it held a worship service at the school.

Forty people made salvation decisions during the week as a result of these efforts.

“It’s been just a tremendous opportunity there to share the gospel and, we think, an opportunity for groundwork for a church (in Conevisa),” Allen Stoudenmire said. “We’re really excited about what God is doing there.”

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