First Baptist Church, Union Springs, Heart of Missionscomment (0)
June 26, 2014
By Julie Payne
About 30 members from First Baptist Church, Union Springs, and other area churches will travel to Caruthersville, Mo., July 19–26 for the First, Union Springs, annual missions trip.
The Bullock-Centennial Baptist Association church has taken an annual missions trip since the early 1980s, said Cathy Dawson, chairwoman of the church’s missions committee.
The missions team will work at Cottonwood Baptist Church, Caruthersville, Mo. That church is constructing a new church building next door to its existing property, and the First, Union Springs, missions team will assist in that work.
Dawson said the team will arrive toward the end of the construction phase and most likely will help Cottonwood Baptist with painting and other tasks such as moving furniture and tidying up the property’s landscaping.
First, Union Springs, was connected to Cottonwood through the North American Mission Board’s website, where churches searching for missions projects can search through a database of needs around the country.
To help cover the costs for its missions projects, First, Union Springs, holds fundraiser luncheons each month, Dawson said.
Pastor Bill Cannon said of the upcoming trip, “God is faithful to ... provide a place for us to go ... to serve Him and His Church.”