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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 […]

Good Trip Training Pastors

The last two weeks, we had three pairs of pastors from Missouri teach pastors in three regions of El Salvador.  One group met in Chalchaupa and studied the 2nd half of the New Testament.  The teachers from Missouri were Jensen Petersen and Matthew Tanner (and Frank their translator!).  Here are some pictures from that good […]

Training for Pastors in El Salvador

Today, two pastors from Missouri left today for Chalchuapa, El Salvador, to teach the 2nd half of the New Testament to a group of pastors.  Next Monday, I will leave with three other pastors for El Salvador.  We will teach in two different locations.  Preaching 1 will be taught in Sonsonate and New Testament 1 […]

10 Year Katrina Anniversary

It’s hard to believe but the 10-year anniversary of Katrina is this weekend.  It’s the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.  I can’t add to what will be written about the personal and corporate loss the New Orleans area experienced.  It was devastating.  But…I do remember being drawn to New Orleans and just being a […]

VBS Camp Discovery – Day 3

It’s day 3 at VBS Camp Discovery! Have to love the kitchen crew feeding the workers supper and the kids snacks!   The zipline continues to be a hit! We learned about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abedingo tonight!   Of course crafts: With worship and lots of kids:             It was […]

Update on Roscommon Baptist Church

A group of six from Fruitland Community Church traveled to Roscommon, Michigan in May, to work with the Chilton Baptist Builders.  There were 90 of us that raised the walls and roof of Roscommon Baptist Church.  You can read about that trip at this link: Chilton Baptist Builders Mission Trip You can follow the progress […]

El Salvador Medical Clinics

This past month, a team from Fruitland Community Church and the Lighthouse of Southeast Missouri State University traveled to El Salvador for a nine-day mission trip. This is the first of several blogs concerning our trip, but this one focuses on two medical clinics that we hosted in two different locations.  We were able to […]

Chilton Builders’ Trip

Last week, six men from our church went to Roscommon, Michigan, on a construction mission trip to help build a building for Roscommon Baptist Church.   We joined 90 people from Alabama, South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas, and Missouri.  What a team!   When we got there, we saw a concrete  slab with one or two […]

Mobile Food Pantry Night

Our church partnered with the SEMO Food Bank to feed 103 families…that’s 329 people!  It was a large amount of food and great group of volunteers.  Each family received Mac ‘n Cheese and Chicken and Dumplings. And really good cookies and rice krispy treats….with a smile.  🙂   Chips and juice…   Pizza!! (and bread […]