Members of First Baptist Church Florence have been engaged in missions endeavors throughout their community and state for several years. But 2022 marked at least 10 years since a group from the church traveled beyond state borders.
In February the idea for a missions trip to Alaska came through Andy Thompson, a University of North Alabama student involved with Baptist Campus Ministries who attends FBC Florence. He shared with Scott Underwood, associate pastor of worship and students, that he would be a summer missionary at Montana Creek Baptist Church, located three hours north of Anchorage.
Alaska Baptists have another connection with UNA and its BCM. Jae McKee, director of missions and church planting for the Alaska Baptist Resource Network, is a UNA graduate, where he was involved in BCM. (Read more here.)
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This article was originally published at TheAlabamaBaptist.org.