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NorthPark Baptist Church, Trussville, on missioncomment (0)

April 15, 2010

NorthPark Baptist Church, Trussville, member David Chism, who is a church planter and United States team leader to Peru for e3 Partners Ministry, led 30 people to Iquitos, Peru, March 13–20 to plant churches.

The group was split into a medical team and a sports-evangelism team with one purpose — to evangelize, disciple new believers and plant churches.

The medical clinics saw anywhere from 150 to 170 patients each day and performed approximately 60 eye exams daily. Approximately 175 professions of faith were made at the medical clinics. The sports team held soccer, volleyball, basketball and tennis clinics and had approximately 150 professions of faith.

In addition to the medical and sports clinics, the team did door-to-door evangelism and held discipleship meetings at night. By the end of the week, the team had planted four churches.

Noting that e3 always works through existing churches, Chism said, “[The trip] was very successful, and we accomplished what we hoped and … planned to do which was to establish these four churches in an area where there are no churches. It’s exciting to see these things happen.”

The team consisted of members from Brookwood Baptist Church, Birmingham; The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham; NorthPark Baptist; Hunter Street Baptist Church, Hoover; and Blooming Grove Baptist Church, Jasper.

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