By Message Staff
ALGIERS – Nearly 220 youngsters will learn how Christ can set them free during the upcoming Misions Jamboree.
Known as M-JAM, the multi-site event will take place March 30 at Connect Church in Algiers and again May 4 at the Tall Timbers Conference Center in Woodworth, offering a couple of options for first through sixth graders and their ministry leaders to attend at least once. The “Set Free” theme for M-JAM is based on John 8:36.
“I’m looking forward to this exciting missions event,” said Jess Archer, children and youth missions strategist for Louisiana Baptists. “M-JAM is one way that we can celebrate what God is doing around the world and here at home. We want to encourage and challenge children to understand that God calls missionaries to serve, churches to support, and ministries to partner so all people will know what it means to be set free from sin by our Lord Jesus Christ. Both events will feature IMB missionaries, a clear presentation of the Gospel, and people who serve in different areas of compassion ministries. M-JAM also gives a taste of what Children’s Mission Camp is about.”
Balloon artist Dan Bellamy, founder of Inflatable Stories, will be the main speaker. Bellamy has traveled around the country and used balloon sculptures to share the Gospel. Breakout sessions will center around the conference theme. The conference will start at 10 a.m., with check-in from 9:00-9:45 a.m., and end at 2:30 p.m. The cost to attend M- JAM is $28, which includes a snack and lunch. T-shirts are $10. To register, visit http:// louisianabaptists.org/mjam or call the Women’s Missions and Ministry team at 1.800.622.6549 or 318.448.3402 or email WMM@louisianabaptists.org.