NorthPark Baptist Church, Trussville, on missioncomment (0)
April 1, 2010
Four members of NorthPark Baptist Church, Trussville, in Birmingham Baptist Association — David and Melissa Chism and Bob and Carolyn Hall — traveled to Iquitos and Lima, Peru, Feb. 2–12 to provide biblical and practical training to local church leaders.
They joined fellow NorthPark Baptist member Tim Miller, who is serving as an independent missionary in the South American country.
The team led two pastors conferences — one each in Iquitos and Lima, a youth conference and a women’s conference. The primary theme of the pastors conferences was how to study the Bible, while the women’s conference focused on the fruit of the Spirit.
The team also took part in a dedication service for a church planted by a group David Chism led from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary extension center in Birmingham last October.
“I felt a great presence of the Holy Spirit in all the work,” Bob Hall said. “It was hard work but it was very fulfilling.”
This trip was a precursor to a March trip David Chism has planned for a group of Birmingham-area Baptist churches that will assist four Peruvian Baptist churches in planting a new church.