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Deerfoot Baptist Church, Trussville, on missioncomment (0)

August 21, 2008

Five college and career students from Deerfoot Baptist Church, Trussville, in Birmingham Baptist Association were involved in summer missions projects.

Jonathan Deerman traveled to Papua New Guinea with New Tribes Mission and spent five weeks going through Interfaith, a program that gives adults college-age and older a look at the life and training of a tribal missionary. On the remaining weeks of the trip, he did maintenance work, such as repairing waterlines and keeping up the landscape at a missionary base.

Sisters Hannah and Elizabeth Tucker served through NAMB. Hannah Tucker worked in California June 2–Aug. 9, helping lead VBS and backyard Bible clubs. Elizabeth Tucker worked in Montana May 27–Aug. 2, helping lead VBS and youth camps.

Siusan Buie traveled to Wales June 6–July 28 with the IMB. Buie was in charge of reaching out to children and youth for an area Baptist church.

Garreth Cole traveled to Peru June 18–28. There Cole helped with music and drama ministries, as well one-one-one evangelism.

A team of 18 — including eight members of Deerfoot Baptist and one member of Walkers Chapel Baptist Church, Fultondale — traveled to Romania in July.

The team worked with the Romania Chapel Project, which has built small chapels in rural areas since 1995, to build its 99th chapel in Afanta, a rural city about two hours west of the capital of Bucharest. The chapel functions as a Baptist church and has a 20-member congregation.

The members of the two Birmingham Association churches joined members of churches from Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Tennessee to not only do construction work on the chapel but also prayer walk, lead VBS and hold a women’s Bible study.

The team was responsible for putting on the roof, installing the windows and doors and wiring the chapel for electricity.

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