BASTROP – First Baptist’s mission team of twelve traveled to Maine and Canada to work with three church planters and four church plant locations doing evangelistic surveys, block parties, worship services and connection events. Jim Ingram is pastor.
NEW IBERIA – A mission team from Highland Baptist participated in a Brazil mission trip. David Denton is pastor.
WEST MONROE – Sherrie Allbritton of Fair Park Baptist participated in a Ukraine children’s camp. Waymond Warren is pastor.
MANY – First Ft. Jesup Baptist assisted with Baptist Medical and Dental Honduras mission trips. The church also donated $30,000 for summer mission trips. George Treutlein is pastor.
NEW ORLEANS – Global Maritime Ministries needs Christian music CDs as well as personal toiletry items. A commercial ice machine is needed for the new center. The toll free phone number is 1.800.413.4762 or email Info@PortMinistry.com.
BASKIN – Twenty-three youth and senior adults of Baskin Baptist traveled to Roosevelt, Utah for their seventh mission trip to minister to members of the Ute Indian Reservation. They conducted Vacation Bible School and held worship services. Marion Spence is the pastor.
ZACHARY – First Baptist sponsored a fifth and sixth grade mission trip to Orange City, Fla. The children led in worship, backyard Bible clubs and a block party. Reggie Bridges is pastor.
BOGALUSA – Gallop, New Mexico was the site of First Baptist’s week-long College Mission Trip, which began July 25. Other summer missions included an Upward Sports Camp, a visiting Illinois mission team, Vacation Bible School, youth mission trip to Brunswick, Georgia for Vacation Bible School and beach ministry; World Changers and adult mission trip to Seldovia, Alaska. Bob Adams is pastor.
SHREVEPORT – The WMU and Sunday School of Kingston Road Baptist assisted World Changers locally by preparing and serving lunches on-site to visiting youth from out of state while they helped in fixing up homes with a loving touch. Baby bottles have been distributed and filled with coins for local mission projects. Canned food has been collected for the local rescue mission. The church is also sponsoring the LifeBox Mission Action Project. Members are collecting hard candy, notes of encouragement, personal comfort items, chewing gum, wet wipes, stationery supplies, tub/crew socks and money to purchase Christian magazines, devotional books and CDs for this project. Trey Lewis is pastor.
HORNBECK – Youth of First Baptist attended Mission Fuge at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, during the month of July. Bill Hines is interim pastor.
MANY – First Baptist youth and chaperones traveled to Biloxi, Mississippi, for a week of service.
JENA – First Baptist July Food Pantry needs are 48 oz. bottles of cooking oil; August, 5 lb. bags of sugar and September, 5 lb. bags self-rising flour. The church’s Mission Action Annual Ice Cream Supper Fundraiser was held in July. The Mission Action Team is requesting shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. For a donation of $20, the team will prepare a shoe box or members may request a list of items that can be placed in the boxes. Dominick C. DiCarlo, Jr. is pastor.
MINDEN – Twenty-six First Baptist youth participated in a Nicaragua Mission Trip in July. The group assisted with various over-the-counter medications and toiletry items. Surgery supplies are needed for an upcoming medical/surgery trip scheduled in August. The church is also collecting small toys for children in Nicaragua for a Christmas in August project. Seniors recently took part in a mission trip to Rolling Hills Ministries in Ruston. Wayne DuBose is pastor.
LAKE CHARLES – Sale Street Baptist participated in a World Changers event in Franklinton, La. Several church members also participated in a Vacation Bible School held at Grand Lake Community Church by preparing lunch each day and assisting with a family day. The church is assisting with back-to-school needs at Grace Ministries. Charles Kimball is pastor.
BASTROP – George Winnon and a mission team from Greenacres Baptist shared Christ with children through Vacation Bible School in Belize during the month of July.
JONESVILLE – First Baptist is collecting school supplies for a local elementary school. A trip to the Atlanta, Ga., processing center for Operation Christmas Child is being planned for December. Gary Norris, pastor.
FERRIDAY – First Baptist participates in a ready-to-eat food bag ministry with items such as puddings, jello, peanut butter or cheese crackers, fruit and Vienna sausage packed in Ziploc bags, which are dispensed at the church as needed. A group from the church recently visited Hong Kong and fellowshipped with IMB missionaries at a local Baptist church. Wayne Gray is pastor.
JONESBORO – Twenty-one members of Ebenezer Baptist worked in Franklinton, La. July 11-18 on twenty-three World Changers projects. The church supports and encourages the World Changers in doing “Post-Katrina” work and other benevolent projects in Franklinton, La. The church is collecting Baptist Global Response In-Home Care Kits to be sent to West Africa. Items for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home Fall Food Roundup are also being collected. Randy Lee is pastor.
LONGVILLE – The GAs and RAs of First Baptist are helping with medical health care and hygiene supplies in Sub-Saharan Africa. They are collecting monetary donations to purchase items to fill “In-Home Care Kits.” To find out more about the kits log on to www.gobgr.org. A Man’s Mission Trip is set for August 17 – 24 to Caribou, Maine. Participants are to cut and split firewood, which will go to people in the area as a service of the local Calvary Baptist Church, giving them an opportunity to minister to the community. Stuart Graves is pastor.
ST. FRANCISVILLE – RAs of First Baptist have collected $347 for their food bank mission project. Joe Ratcliff is pastor.
VIDALIA – First Baptist held a Family Fest Mission Project in Natchez, Miss., during the month of July. The Women on Mission also visited the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, where they presented gifts to some of the residents. A mission trip is set for Aug. 29 to Oneida. Dan Glenn is pastor.
WALKER – Judson Baptist sponsored a Christmas in July with gifts for children at an orphanage in Mexico. Gifts placed under the Christmas tree included dolls, bags, makeup, jewelry, hair care, nail polish, trinket boxes, beanie babies, jump ropes and sponges for girls ranging in age from 3-19 years old. Gifts for boys ages 4-19 years old included trucks, airplanes, marbles, toy robots, necklaces, cars, balls, games and bracelets. Other items collected were notebooks, pens, underwear, clothes, socks, soaps, backpacks and combs. A total of 65 children are to receive the gifts. Merelin McCon is pastor.
WALKER –Volunteers at the Walker Centennial celebration booth handed out information packets and balloons. A block party is planned by the Missions Committee for August at Spring Lake. Merelin McCon is pastor.
WINNSBORO – First Baptist offers two ideas for summer mission projects —begin collection of Shoebox Gifts for Operation Christmas Child and Global Maritime Ministries ongoing needs. Troy Long is interim pastor.
NEW ORLEANS – A Gospel Fest and silent auction is to be held in October at Global Maritime Ministries to raise money for their ongoing needs, which include shaving cream, combs, toothpaste, shampoo, pens, Kleenex, socks, stationery, Styrofoam cups, paper towels, nuts and chips, puzzles, Kool-aid, cake and brownie mixes, microwave popcorn.
TIOGA – Youth of First Baptist recently worked at a Ronald McDonald House in Monroe for three days, in preparation for the families that seek refuge at the House. They assisted in making it a clean and inviting environment for those with loved ones in area medical centers. Canned goods were collected at a World Hunger Supper recently and children also returned their oatmeal box banks at that time. Canned and staple goods are being collected for the church’s food pantry. Tim Hisaw is pastor.
ALEXANDRIA – A group from Calvary Baptist worked with a children’s home in Honduras in a variety of ministries to share the gospel. The church’s Back To School Mission Project is underway with school supplies and uniforms being collected and packed. David Brooks is pastor.
BERNICE – Pisgah Baptist is planning to partner with the downtown New York City Journey Church to participate in street ministry and servant evangelism during the month of November. Jerry Dark is pastor.
PINEVILLE – Pineville Park Baptist participated in a container project for Zimbabwe which was shipped recently with an estimated value in excess of $500,000. Residents of the area benefitted from food, first aid supplies, children’s books, school supplies, sports equipment, personal care items, literature, dishes, clothing, shoes, underwear and socks, garden tools, fabric and generators. A number of orphans and children were the recipients of the contents.
WASHINGTON – Washington Baptist’s summer mission trips included Neuvo Laredo, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and New Brunswick, Canada. Louis Charrier is pastor.
MONROE – The Baptist Collegiate Ministries of University of Louisiana Monroe had two teams totaling 21 students go to Nicaragua to build a church, have Bible studies, make crafts, play games and share stories. They also helped prepare and serve meals which are available once a day to children in the village. This once-a-day meal is sponsored by churches in Ruston and Minden.
Other BCM teams are serving in London, England; South Asia and Burkina Faso. Vacation Bible School teams also traveled throughout Louisiana and ministered to students and adults they met at Louisiana camps.
MARION – Concord Union Association’s North Region WMU members heard a report on Mt. Union Baptist’s mission trip to Grand Isle during their quarterly meeting at First Baptist, Marion. The group is gathering items for the women’s prison ministry to be distributed in October.
WALKER – The Eastern Louisiana Baptist Association Builders Mission Project for the summer was building Beulah Land Baptist Church in Bossier City. David Brown is director of missions.
TULLOS – First Baptist’s mission team led Backyard Bible Clubs and other work for Street Reach Ministries in Memphis, Tenn. Mission team members were Scott Smith, Jennifer Smith, Waymon Clark, Stephanie Clark, Cindy Morrow, Jessie Boone, Shanna Powell, Steven Smith, Caleb Smith, Cheraco Harter, Lauren Morrow, Courtney McGuffee, Nathan Skinner, Jacob Smith, Anna Smith, Anna Clark, Clay Clark and Kendryk Morrow. Scott Smith is pastor.
COLFAX – The WMU mission project of Bethel Baptist is collecting items for the La. Correctional Institute for Women’s gift boxes. The items needed are toiletries and white socks. These items will be added to other items collected by Louisiana Baptist Women’s Ministries and are to be delivered to the prison during a prison revival October 2 – 4. Robert Daniel is pastor.
BATON ROUGE – Cross Point Baptist’s Mexico Mission 2009 was completed recently with a mission team of 31 participating. The team participated in Vacation Bible Schools and construction projects. Landon Dowden is pastor.
NATCHITOCHES – Trinity Baptist youth and adults joined Grand Ecore Road Baptist and other churches in the Natchitoches Association to travel to Barnett Road Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio to assist with light construction and meet other needs in the community.
SHREVEPORT – Northwest Association reports numerous mission trips this summer to St. Louis, Boston, South Texas, Ethiopia, Cuba, Romania and Honduras. Activities at the various sites included Vacation Bible Schools and sport camps. A medical team to Honduras reported 152 professions of faith, 24 re-dedications, 500 New Testaments and 2500 tracts distributed; 500 handmade dresses and 3500 pairs of shoes given; 2263 medical patients were seen, 729 teeth extracted and 252 eyeglasses distributed.
BATON ROUGE – Broadmoor Baptist’s Bags of Hope 2009 mission project of 1250 bags of school supplies for students in East Carroll and Tensas Parishes is underway. Backpacks, glue sticks, tablets, pencils, crayons, scissors and folders are needed as well as monetary gifts which will be used for purchases from local vendors. Jarrett Banks is pastor.
COLUMBIA – Columbia Heights Baptist mission team of ten traveled to Sells, Arizona to lead Vacation Bible Schools and Sports Camp on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation. It was reported that 17 children were saved. James Prince is pastor.
SLIDELL – A Calvary Baptist mission team assisted in the building of three houses in Mexico. Charles Starnes, pastor.
MANY – Toledo Bend Baptist Resort Ministries is participating in a school supply giveaway at the Many Fair Grounds on August 8. The recreation trailer will be on site as part of the event.
RUSTON – A project of Temple Baptist’s Vacation Bible School was the assembly of 1000 bags of toothbrushes and toothpaste which are to be taken to Nicaragua August 22 by the church’s mission team. Donations are being accepted for medicines to be used in the clinics during the trip. Rick Byargeon, pastor.
MORGAN CITY – First Baptist is collecting items for the Operation Christmas Child project. The church’s goal this year is 600.
WEST MONROE – Highland Baptist Vacation Bible School collected items for an Iraq mission project. Children and helpers donated enough items to fill seven boxes which weighed 78 pounds. Gordon Dean is pastor.
RUSTON – Rolling Hills Ministries is accepting donations of clothes, furniture, linens, magazines, shoes, DVDs and CDs for its Thrift Store ministry. A new facility is under construction to accommodate its growth.
RUSTON – A mission team of Calvary Baptist traveled to Rogers, Arkansas to participate in light construction, painting, cleaning, planting and meal preparation. A love offering taken by the church provided some of the needed funds. Bill Reid is pastor.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Hebron Baptist’s Nicaragua Mission Team participated in Vacation Bible School, feeding programs, child sponsorships, city youth rallies and offering of Christian videos. The team offered Backyard Bible Clubs and ministry at an orphanage and nearby neighborhood. The team included John LeBlanc, Mary LeBlanc, James Foster III, Brandi Harper, Charles Harper, Daniel Hooper, Rachael Hooper, Susie Broyles, Wade Broyles, Jordan Broyles, Kandi Broyles, Hilda Bonilla, Elisa Murillo, Angelle Pate, Janice Woods, Kristi Hall, Joe Alain, Randy McKee, Kelly David, Melissa Breaux, Nathan Breaux, Peggy Godley and Jeff David. The church also assisted with a mission Vacation Bible School in Madisonville. Joe Alain is pastor.
MINDEN – The Bienville and Webster-Claiborne Baptist Associations are being asked to form building teams to construct churches for Native Americans. An associational building team is being developed. For information call 318.377.2005. An 18 member team recently constructed a church for the Cherokee Nation in Stillwell, Okla.
RUSTON – The Baptist Collegiate Ministries of La. Tech had 24 mission volunteers in various projects throughout the United States. There were also 42 volunteers participating in a number of international projects.
BATON ROUGE – A Colorado mission trip was sponsored recently by Foster Road Baptist with seven participants.
PINEVILLE – Trinity Baptist youth participated in a mission trip to Barataria Baptist Church in Lafitte. The team led Vacation Bible School. Darryl Hoychick is pastor.
FRANKLINTON – Pine First Baptist are sewing diapers and receiving blankets as a mission project for a women’s clinic in Zimbabwe, Africa. They have made 800 diapers and 150 receiving blankets. Members of the group are Janie Knight, Jeanette Thompson, Bessie Knight, Bevie Simmons, Grace Magee, Louise Stubbs, Jean Terrell, Sue Lowery and Margaine Tynes.
DERIDDER – First Baptist sponsored a Jr. High Mission Tour to Chattanooga, Tenn. The group visited the Chattanooga Food Bank, Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home and Gateway Mission of Jackson. Lindsey Burns is pastor.
OAKDALE – The Helping Hand Uniform Shop of First Baptist is distributing school uniforms. Michael McIntosh is interim pastor.
PONCHATOULA – First Baptist youth participated in a World Changers mission trip to Little Rock, Ark. David Cranford is pastor.
ALEXANDRIA – Baptist Temple is collecting items to send to military personnel. Items include personal notes of encouragement, money to purchase Christian magazines, devotional books and CDs, chewing gum; hard candies, tube/crew socks, wet wipes, stationery supplies and other personal comfort items. James Sample is pastor.