FBC Globally

Mission Trips for 2024 

 

Date: July 7-13

Destination:  Helena Arkansas

Work as part of All Church Challenge community vacation Bible school. Teach swimming, sports, Bible,crafts, etc… to ages 5-Grade 5, maybe teens. Camp is outside for the most part in shaded park but hot. Trip dates will most likely be one of the first two weeks in July. Children can participate in the camp if their parents are on the trip.

Cost: $150 + transportation to and from Helena + breakfast & dinner

Lodging: Local church (option of hotel or B&B- additional cost)

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2024

Payment Deadline: June 1, 2024

Team Size: 8-30

Special Skills/Abilities Needed: Good with children

 

Date: October 21-30 

Destination:  Bosnia 

Task: Working with E.R.A. (Evangelical Relief Agency), a FBC partner for eight years, in doing outreach to refugees on the street in a couple of cities in Bosnia and in unofficial camps. Helping provide supplies for upcoming winter and maintaining ERA facilities

Cost:  Approx. $2400 (includes lodging, airfare, insurance and some meals.

Lodging: Local hotels

Registration Deadline: Aug 1, 2024

Payment Deadline: Aug 1, 2024

Team Size: 6 people

Special Skills/Abilities Needed: Able to walk well and engage people of different cultures

 

Date: February 15-25, 2025 

Destination: Punjab, Pakistan: 

Task: Help teach conversational English using Bible stories and themes to students at the Gujranwala Theological Seminary as well as in local villages. Also, participate in a variety of outreach projects such as food distribution, sports, etc… Dates are 90% confirmed.

Cost:  is yet to be determined but estimated at around $2500 with some financial assistance possible. Registration deadline: December 15. 

 

Interested? Reach out to Steve Blanchard.

At First Baptist we realize just how fortunate we are to be able to worship and thrive in a place with such wonderful opportunity.  We also know there are many who are not as fortunate.  As a result, we strive to identify people, places and efforts that have the similar goal of bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth.  The Compassion Ministry board votes to approve allocation of financial assistance of funds based off received requests and current partnerships.  For more information reach out to Steve Blanchard.

FBC Slovakia mission

Slovakia

First Baptist has a year-round partnership with a church in Slovakia culminating in a summer mission trip to the country.  Church members stuff their suitcases full of supplies to run a week-long English Summer Camp.

Refugees

This partnership supports Elvis Džafić and the Evangelical Relief Agency both of whom work in refugee camps in Bosnia, Croatia, and Greece.  We offer financial support and take mission trips to these areas.

Liberia

We provide financial support for a local Baptist school run by Mount Galilee Baptist Church.

Swim camp in Helena

Together for Hope

For 15 years, FBC families have participated in a week-long summer camp event in Helena, Arkansas.  TFH is a collation of rural communities through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Throughout the year we foster relationships and offer ongoing support. 

India

We provide financial support to Reverand Kom, a village pastor who rents space for his worship services.  We also provided financial relief when we decided to coordinate food distribution to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disaster Relief

FBC responds to emergency requests for funds and personnel issued by the Virginia Baptist Disaster Response Team.

Brownsville, TX

We support Iglesia Bautista of West Brownsville and its ministries to the short and long term needs of those coming across the southern border of Texas.