Center Grove Baptist Church, Cullman, missions trip to Belizecomment (0)
August 2, 2012
By Maggie Walsh
Stanley Kilgore, pastor of Center Grove Baptist Church, Cullman, in East Cullman Baptist Association took a team of 12 church members to the Toledo and Stann Creek Districts of Belize June 4–12.
In Belize the team conducted pastoral training for Maya and K’etchi pastors and held Vacation Bible School (VBS) in two villages, Mabil Ha and Maya Centre. Averaging 188 children and adults, the VBS events resulted in 23 professions of faith from every age. Of the 23, 12 were baptized in the river before evening worship services.
This is Kilgore’s eighth year taking a team to lead VBS for the American Indian children. Plans are already being made for another trip next June.
Center Grove Baptist will send another team to Belize in December to participate in evangelism and pastoral training. Kilgore has been involved in pastoral training in Belize for more than 23 years and said he plans to continue taking teams to the area twice a year.