Missions

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]