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Thankful in 2020

“…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  1 Thessalonians 5: 18 “I must perform my vows to you, O God; I will render thank offerings to you.” Psalm 56: 12 2020 has been quite a year, but there have been difficult years in the past (think the […]

Building Addition Updates

UPDATE – We are praying about whether or not to wait until summer of 2022 to build our expansion, because of the unknowns with Covid and the economy.  We are in touch with the Chilton Baptist Builders and they have a back-up if we postpone another year.  The below information is from a previous post […]

2019 Miracle Trip to El Salvador

I’ve dubbed our recent November trip to El Salvador as our “Miracle trip” as 20 people came together from 5 churches and 2 states to do a breadth of ministry unlike most of our trips.  There were many in the group who did not know each other, but God brought us together in unity and […]

2019 Kingdom Assignment Reports

We bought 20 $1 items (socks, word search books, etc, for a Christmas donation basket at the Lutheran Home. These items will be divided among the residents and given out by a Santa just before Christmas. They will be greatly appreciated by our activity staff and residents who receive them. 2 servers, 20 served. Cumulative […]

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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.  […]