(This Site Updated: 04-4-13)
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Friendship House @ Townview Apartments
Every Sunday morning, children of all ages meet for Sunday School at the Townview apartments. The ministry desperately needs more volunteers so the children can be divided into appropriate age groups. The are needs for teachers but also for folks who can just babysit the youngest children so that they will not disrupt the classes for older children. If you have a heart for kids and missions, contact Steve Akin, Debbie Leatherwood or Rick Bailey.
February 23, Disaster Relief Skid steer and Bucket Truck Training – 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Meet in the ROC parking lot at FBCA at 8:00 Saturday morning, February 23. Travel in a group 20 miles out hwy 175 west to the home of Nancy Wiggins. To train, we will drop and move dead trees on her property. Bring your work gloves, eye protection and work boots. Great fellowship, great training, great service and a great picnic lunch! Call Steve Akin for more details: 903-603-4989.
March 1-10, Ethiopia Water Well Recovery Mission
Help The Ethiopian Aid Mission (TEAM) recover four water wells. For more information contact Steve Akin or Scott Shelton at 903-675-5135.
March 5, 8:30-12:00, Build Bookcases for “Books for the Border” Youth Project
We need men who enjoy woodworking to join R.C. Spitzer at his shop on Tuesday morning, 8:30-12:00, to cutout and assemble 25 small bookcases to be given to the children of Las Lomas during the youth mission trip the next week. ”Books for the Border” is a literacy program our church uses as we minister in the colonias along the Texas/Mexico border. Each family that attends the fellowship event our young people will provide will be given a bookcase. Then each child will be allowed to select a collection of books of their choice. A family with 3-4 children will then have a library of 12-20 books. We have more books but have given away all of our available bookcases and we need to build more. It will be a party! Come join the fun and help boys and girls. The Spitzer home is at 816 Valle Vista Dr.
Construction team needed to install insulation, lighting and sheet-rock in a humble apartment church sanctuary. Leave Athens at 7:00 a.m. Friday morning and return Sunday night. Meal taken in local restaurants and sleep in the Holiday Inn Express Hotel. Call Steve Akin for more information: 903-603-4989
March 13-16, Las Lomas Community Outreach – Middle School Mission Trip
Students, parents and sponsors are needed to go on this first of many projects our church will conduct in the rural village of Las Lomas, 15 miles east of Laredo on hwy 59. Contact Scott Shelton or Michele Branscome, 903-675-5135
Medical team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and logistic personnel needed to conduct medical clinics that will assist in church starts in the Tolee region of Ethiopia. For more information about this and other medical mission opportunities, please contact Steve Akin @ 903-603-4989.
March 25-29, Texas Baptist Men Annual Chainsaw Disaster Relief Retreat
Travel to the Heart of Texas Baptist Encampment near Brownwood for three days of Disaster Relief training and inspiration. Contact Steve Akin or Paul Dooley for more information.
Help build a home for a new pastor in the Miskito village of Santa Rita in eastern Nicaragua. Big hammers and rough cut timber plus all the beans you can eat. It will be a wonderful Holy Ghost adventure! To learn more, call Steve Akin @ 903-603-4989
Come join the student ministry (ALL grades welcome 6-12th) on an adventure! The students will be planning & implementing a VBS, helping with construction, distributing school supplies, and working to engage with the local community. This mission trip is a GREAT way for students to ‘plug in’ and learn to be the ‘hands and feet’ of Christ. contact Scott #903.603.4946 for more info!
Join the team of adults and young people to travel to one of the most lovely towns in Eastern Europe, Cesis, Latvia. Our skilled builders and helpers will build an apartment and dormitory in one of the buildings that make up Cesis Baptist Church. Also, Scott Shelton and our young people will lead the first ever, Youth Leader Institute to train mature young people from Cesis and surrounding communities to become leaders for Christ in their churches, schools and communities. Go to Mission to Latvia to see a brochure and learn all the details.