Posts by Mike Parry

El Salvador Trip – January 2018

A group of 13 from Fruitland Community Church and the Lighthouse of Southeast Missouri State recently returned from a 9-day mission trip to El Salvador.  Space (and time) does not allow me to recount everything, but here’s brief photo blog of our trip. Here’s our team at the airport in St. Louis and then on […]

Father of the fatherless

I wrote this back on June 14, 2013 for Father’s Day and wanted to come back to it this Christmas season.  I’ve only added Lebron’s championship picture and an updated Toby Mac video.  The rest is verbatim what I wrote a few years ago.  I have church members and friends who are fostering and/or adopting.  […]

El Salvador Graduation

I just returned from El Salvador where the third and final group of pastors and leaders graduated from our Bible Teaching Center for Pastors curriculum.   What a joy to teach with this group!   So grateful for Fran Orellana who interpreted for me this week. It was another great time with a special group of church leaders.  […]

Italy Mission Trip

I just returned from a mission trip with five other pastors on a trip to Belluno, Northern Italy.  It was a great trip! Hopefully, this photo blog will give you some sense of our trip.  Here are the six of us on a plane in St. Louis ready to depart: There was a lot of […]

2017 Quad Cities Mission Trip

A team of 16 from 3 churches just recently returned from a Quad Cities’ mission trip.  Here’s a brief report.  Our team was given an overview of what to expect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_yJsG6ZLz4&feature=youtu.be We began by painting part of a church replant.  It was a long good day of doing something tangible for this church and great […]

2016 August El Salvador Trip

We just returned from our August mission trip and we had a great experience!  A team of 12 from three churches left to minister in two locations in El Salvador.  If you would like a quick video of the trip click here: 2016 Aug El Salvador Trip Here’s just a brief summary of what we […]

Prayers for El Salvador Trip

We have a mission team going to El Salvador, July 30 – August 6.  We will do similar work to what our team did June of 2015.  If you would like to see a photo blog of that June trip click here: El Salvador Medical Clinics Please keep these 12 in your prayers:  Jim and […]

2016 VBS Cave Quest

We had a great year of Vacation Bible School!  So grateful for 127 children and 57 volunteers who were enrolled this year!  Our theme was Cave Quest:  Following Jesus the Light of the World. Grateful to Justin Osborne for directing: The kids had a great time of worship! We had special volunteers: Did we mention that […]

Bless the Lord

“Bless the Lord” Pastor Mike’s message from the FCC Thanksgiving Service November 24, 2015 Text:  Psalm 103: 1-5 Introduction:  Turn in your Bibles to Psalm 103.  It’s hard to believe its Thanksgiving season, but here we are and I think we really need it.  There is so much angst and worry these days, that it’s […]