Meet Sara who serves in Africa and learn how you can pray for and partner with her. Video Transcript: The Lord saved me when I was five years old and then when I was nine, He told me I was going to be an international missionary. I grew up going to First Baptist Church of Trussville, […]
Catch up with TJ and Dena Odom, church planting catalysts in Glasgow, Scotland, and learn about their call to missions, their ministry in Glasgow and how you can pray for and be involved in their work. Originally posted on May 17, 2018.
Take a moment to watch this video and hear from some International Missionaries who call Alabama home as they would like to say thanks for supporting them with your gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and through the Cooperative Program: Download this video to show at your church at https://vimeo.com/148401085 Originally published 12/24/2015.
I owe my life to missionaries. Growing up as an orphan in rural Kenya, missionaries—some long-term, some short-term—intervened at key junctions in my life. Missionaries helped start the children’s home that saved me from being destitute. Missionaries sent some of my most beloved friends, mentors, and supporters to my doorstep. And through the years I […]
Believe it or not, it’s possible to have a bad short-term missions experience. Most times, this is not the fault of the situation or organization. The root cause is most often the short-termer’s own attitudes and expectations. To help you maximize your short-term experience, here’s a checklist of what not to do. Keep narrowly focused […]
In ALL connecting points, be sure to follow security information provided by your partners! If you have multiple partners, follow individual security information. Communicate with your partner family Ask how you should identify them to your group Learn about security needs – what you should/should not write and say about them and their work Learn […]
You probably have a good idea of what to pack but what about those few things that you aren’t sure about? Here is a list of some things not to pack for you mission trip. 1) Birth Certificate and Social Security Card You may be tempted to pack these “just in case.” Resist the urge! […]
Top Ten Mistakes Mission Teams can make on Mission: Wearing the same color shirts as they travel. Making assumption we don’t need security training. Forgetting to purchase travel insurance ( medical etc.) Tagging luggage with the same identification (church logo etc.) Traveling with few or no travel itinerary of hotels and contacts. Taking phones, I-PADS, […]
During recent months, your State Board of Missions has been sponsoring numerous opportunities for mission trip volunteers to receive Faith Focused Security Training (FFST), which prepares one to travel internationally in a safer, more secure fashion. Thanks to Audrey Henley who attended a recent FFST event at Westmeade Baptist Church in Decatur. She sent us […]
What a year! As I look back at 2012, I realize how many opportunities Alabama Baptists have had to share the love of Christ around the world. I am reminded, too, of the opportunities afforded me to see how God is at work. In each place I have been with teams, I stop to ask […]