First Baptist Church, Pell City, on missioncomment (0)
July 28, 2011
In June, two groups from First Baptist Church, Pell City, in St. Clair Baptist Association went on missions trips to opposite ends of the United States. One went to the Gulf Coast, the other to Alaska.
Thirteen Girls in Action (GAs) took a Me, Mom and Missions trip to Dauphin Island. Also participating in the trip were 10 moms, four GA leaders, one Royal Ambassadors leader and a teenager. During the weekend trip, the group ministered through Dauphin Island Baptist Church in Mobile Baptist Association by performing acts of kindness in the community and holding outreach activities in a RV park and on the beach. Among the outreach activities were doing face art; making thumbprint art, sun visors and salvation bracelets; prayer walking; performing a musical skit; and handing out bottled water.
A group of 14 recent high school graduates, seven adults and a middle school student — led by Minister to Students Mark Walker — took a missions trip to Anchorage, Alaska. The group ministered through Graceworks Global Partnership Ministries, in addition to Calvary Baptist Church and Grandview Baptist Church, both in Anchorage. It assisted with a summer food program for children at housing communities, where it also held backyard Bible clubs and block parties. In addition, the group performed acts of service for Calvary Baptist, the community and nearby ministries. At times, group members got to minister alongside North American Mission Board missionary Butch Strickland.