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2019 Kingdom Assignment Reports

We took a large tray of cookies to Las Brisas for the employees and their families. We were met with large smiles. I learned to say, ¡Te apreciamos! 2 servers, 25 served. Cumulative total: 10 servers, 107 served I delivered 18 donuts to Brick House for for Counseling Center. The people seemed very appreciative of […]

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2019 Kingdom Assignment

Sharing the results of acts of kindness sown in the Kingdom KA Rules The Kingdom Assignment has been launched! Each family will be given $20 and here are the rules (if you haven’t received your KA, contact the church office for your): Remember the $20 belongs to God. Do not put the $20 in the offering […]

2019 Italy Trip

Italy Partnership In 2017, I went with five other pastors/leaders from our area on a “Vision Trip” to Northern Italy to explore a missions partnership. We prayed and collectively committed to a partnership with a small church in Belluno, Italy. Below is a blog post about that trip, describing the beginnings of our partnership: Team […]

Church History with El Salvador Pastors

My partner Irvin Brooks and I just returned from a week of teaching church history, with a group of pastors in El Salvador. It  culminated a 4 year effort to teach a ten course curriculum known as “Bible Teaching for Church Leaders and Pastors” or “BTCP.”  This is the same course we teach at FCC […]

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 […]