Manila First Baptist mission team returns from Nebraska

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Mission Team from Manila First Baptist Church recently returned from Friend, Nebraska, where they spent a week holding Vacation Bible School, working around the church, and door to door ministry.

Manila First Baptist Mission Team recently returned from Friend, Nebraska. Pictured are -- Brittany House, Kristy Shotwell, Josh McQueen, Dalton Clay, Shelby Vassar, Bailey Williams, Dru Ann Hicks, Tanner Baker, Cindy Vassar, Heather Smith, Alison Shotwell, Karl Thorn, Kevin Mays, JT Shotwell, Leroy Douglas, Josh House, Jared Russell, Cara Studebaker, William Vassar. (photo provided)

The group left Manila on Friday, July 30 and returned on Friday, Aug. 6. Volunteers included Tanner Baker, Dalton Clay, Leroy Douglas, Dru Ann Hicks, Brittany House, Josh House, Kevin Mays, Josh McQueen, Jared Russell, Alison Shotwell, JT Shotwell, Kristy Shotwell, Heather Smith, Cara Studebaker, Karl thorn, Cindy Vassar, Shelby Vassar, William Vassar, and Bailey Williams.

The Vacation Bible School was attended by 30 kids each day. The group painted the porch of the pastor's house, did electric work around the church, and hosted a block party.

"Throughout all the ministry work we shared the love of Christ with everyone we met," Youth minister Josh House said. "By the end of the week we had two conversions through the Vacation Bible School."

Jared Russell, outreach and missions minister, said they had a good response.

A mission trip to Pine Bluff is scheduled for September and four from Manila will be joining a mission trip to Africa in October.

"Our mission work is home and global," Russell said.

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