Missions Informational Meeting February 24 After AM Service
Appalachia Family Mission Trip: July 21-26
We will travel to Maryville, TN to work with Camp Tipton, a Baptist camp for children in DFCS custody and/or foster care. Opportunities to serve may include assisting in day camps, community service projects, evangelism on “The Dragon” (a highway known to motorcyclists), and construction. The dates are July 21-26, and the cost (includes lodging and most meals) is $250 per person for individuals over 10 years old and $200 per person for ages 5-10. Deadline to sign up online and turn in a $50 per person deposit is March 24. The church will provide some financial help for this trip.
Kenya/Tanzania Trip: Late May-Mid June
We will depart Atlanta the last week of May and arrive home around 17 days later (Tentative dates 5/28 – 6/13). During our trip we plan to partner with churches in Ogembo, Kenya and then in Mugumu, Tanzania as we share the gospel with men, women, and children. Our trip will conclude with a brief stay in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, a 583-square-mile home to lions, zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, and more. The trip cost, including airfare, is expected to be around $4000. Deadline to sign up online and pay for your ticket is April 1st.
About the HFBC Missions Ministry
The missions ministry of Helen First Baptist Church is modeled after the pattern of Acts 1:8. Jesus told the disciples, “You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest parts of the earth.” Missions and evangelism are not a separate task that we do, but an integral part of every ministry. Our concern is that everyone in Helen and White County, Georgia, North America, and the world will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
LOCAL - As well as conducting church outreach activities to reach our local area, Helen FBC works in partnership with Georgia Mountain Resort Ministries (GMRM) to touch the lives of the many visitors to our northeast Georgia mountain tourist/resort community.
NATIONAL - In January 2016, Helen FBC adopted St. Rose Community Church in New Orleans as a mission partnership. Under the leadership of pastor Brandon Langley, St Rose is working to revitalize the church and reach the community in Kenner, a town northwest of New Orleans. We are excited about our partnership with St. Rose. It is exciting to hear the reports of how the community is responding to the presence of St. Rose church. We look forward to seeing how God will continue to move as pastor Brandon and St Rose reach this community with the light of the gospel.
INTERNATIONAL - Helen FBC has been engaged in long term partnerships in Kenya and Tanzania Since 2002, HFBC members have served on mission teams and as full-time missionaries in Kenya, Tanzania, Ecuador, Haiti, Ukraine, Costa Rica, Brazil, China, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, the Middle East, Nicaragua, Peru, Romania, and Russia.
Some Previous Trips
New Orleans, Louisiana: St. Rose VBS - July 16-22, 2017
Helen FBC returned to work with our church partner, St. Rose Community Church, in Kenner, Louisiana. Our team helped set up and run their VBS program. We look forward to serving St. Rose and the community of Kenner this summer. If you are interested in being a part of this trip, contact Audra Minish at Helen FBC.