First Baptist Church, Florence, on missioncomment (0)
December 23, 2010
Members of First Baptist Church, Florence, used the holiday season to do several missions projects for people in their community and around the world.
On Nov. 17, members of the Colbert-Lauderdale Baptist Association church turned in approximately 200 Samaritan’s Purse shoeboxes that contained hygiene items and gifts for children worldwide.
In the Nov. 21 morning service, Senior Pastor Ric Camp gave attendees $5 and a blessing card on behalf of the church and asked them to give the money and card to someone in the community. Each card had written on it, “You have been blessed; now be a blessing. You have received free of charge; give free of charge. Matthew 10:8b.” The cards, which were Camp’s idea, also contained contact information for First, Florence.
The next day, Sunday School classes turned in 116 boxes filled with a complete Thanksgiving meal. The boxes were given to needy families who came to a church-sponsored dinner Nov. 23. More than 40 people indicated they made a salvation decision during an invitation given at the dinner.
Following the morning service Dec. 5, First, Florence, held a blood drive in honor of church members whose 16-month-old son has cancer. The church surpassed its goal of collecting 25 units of blood by collecting 32 units.