First Baptist Church, Rutledge, on missioncomment (0)
August 12, 2010
Seven Alabama Baptists — four members of First Baptist Church, Greenville, in Butler Baptist Association; one member of First Baptist Church, Tarrant, in Birmingham Baptist Association; one member of First Baptist Church, Rutledge, in Alabama Crenshaw Baptist Association; and one member of Wadsworth Baptist Church, Deatsville, in Autauga Baptist Association — traveled to Jacmel, Haiti, July 2–10 on a construction missions trip. The trip was organized through the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM), and the team was led by Gilbert Jennings, a SBOM disaster relief volunteer and member of Wadsworth Baptist.
The team worked with the Salvation Army to build transitional shelters for those displaced from their homes by the January earthquake. It completed five shelters in three and a half days. Each time a shelter was completed, the team would pray with the family who received it.
The team had opportunities to witness to people everyday as it worked on the shelters and even while it toured some of the city. Team members also visited three churches and spoke at a revival.