Louisiana Baptists honored for years of service

By Staff, Baptist Message


ALEXANDRIA – Twenty-one Louisiana Southern Baptists recently received awards for five or more years of self-funded missionary service.


Theme for the Jan. 13 appreciation banquet for the self-funded missionaries was “renewing our focus as missionaries.”


The Mission Service Corps (MSC) missionaries who received service awards for consecutive years of service – five or more – include:


 Jim and Ivy Wyble


Baptist Builders – 5 years


Barbara and Michael Kopp


Church Strengtheners/


Truck Stop Ministry – 5 years


Jerry and Sherry Haws


 Church Renewal – 5 years


Bill and Joyce Temple


Baptist Builders – 7 years


Steve and Susan Hayes


Baptist Builders – 8 years


Ben and Cherry Blackwell 


Lagniappe Sports Hospitality Ministry


9 years


Michael & Karen Sammons


 Ray of Hope Ministry


9 years


Charles & Gloria Thompson


Church Strengtheners


9 years


Modie Phillips


Helping Hands Ministry – 15 years


David Fox


Prison Chaplain – 15 years


Marie Towell


 Breadcrumb Baptist Center – 20 years


Hazel Chapman


 Breadcrumb Baptist Center – 20 years


Jennie White


 Breadcrumb Baptist Center –  20 years


Mission Service Corps missionaries are commissioned by their local church and endorsed by the North American Mission Board for service as self-funded missionaries who serve at least 20 hours a week for a minimum of two years.


John Hebert is director of the LBC missions and ministry team. Julia Parker is MSC coordinator. For more information on being a self-funded MSC missionary, email Parker at julia.parker@lbc.org.


 

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