Financial support, mission trips, and prayer are all incorporate in the Global mission effort at FBC. We hope to carry the love of Christ all through the world by meeting physical needs and sharing the love and message of Christ. The mission areas listed below are part of our long term mission work around the world. Other mission trip are planned from time to time. For more information contact Ruth Demby, Associate Pastor of Missions.
Refuge and Hope International
CBF Field Personnel Jade and Shelah Ackers live and serve in Uganda, where their ministry focuses on providing assistance to individuals and families in need, particularly women and children. They operate a nonprofit called Refuge and Hope International, and among the organization’s work is financial support for nine Sudanese young men living in Kenya and Uganda. Some of these young people were previously child soldiers in Sudan, the native country they now seek to return to and rebuild. Refuge and Hope aims to assist the poor and marginalized, advocate for children of war, partner with churches and organizations, and promote social justice.
Helping Hands Foreign Missions
In August 2002, Dr. Richard and Dr. Brenda Kowalske were in Cochabamba, Bolivia participating in a short-term volunteer mission trip with their church. God interrupted their plans and called them to full-time ministry while simultaneously giving them a vision for the initial ministry project, a Christian Complex that would serve as the base of operations for Word of Life Bolivia. They returned home to Georgia and immediately began making preparations to learn Spanish and eventually move to Bolivia. By early 2003 Helping Hands Foreign Missions had been formed and the and rest is history.
Groups from FBC have served with Alfa y Omega in Denia, Spain for many years now. Our group helps teach English during summer camp. Stay tuned for the next trip to Spain!
Conscience International is a humanitarian relief and development organization that implements life-saving medical interventions, refugee assistance, and community development programs following wars and natural disasters. Since 1991 hundreds of volunteer teams have performed surgery, built houses, supplied food, medicine, tents, blankets, water, and hygiene kits to refugees, delivering millions of dollars of aid in over thirty countries.
FBC members and CBF Field Personnel Jack and C.J. Wehmiller train in asset based community work, focusing on the Dominican Republic. They work with local partners to assess needs, such as medical, water, food, etc., and identify community and congregational groups who are interested in collaborating to help meet those needs. “This is proving to be a very exciting time in our lives,” Jack said. “It is coming not at an early age, with an entire lifetime ahead of us, but instead at a time when years become more and more precious as they pass. It seems that our purpose is being more clearly defined with the passing of each day. Please pray that as we move forward that we will recognize where God wants us.”