Missions (Page 3)

This is the place for all the latest news from our Missions Education Team.

LOCAL MISSION Opportunities

Living the Vision of Becoming a Matthew 25 Church Two years ago, we affirmed a vision based on Matthew 25:40 in which we take to heart the words of Jesus: “Whenever you did one of these things (an act of kindness/advocacy) to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me, you did it to me.” Generous […]

Missionaries Kyle and Katrina Williams Coming July 19th

Kyle and Katrina Williams, from Everett, Washington, have been appointed to serve in partnership with the Baptist Community of Congo at the Pastoral Institute of Kikongo.  They will assist Glen and Rita Chapman with the training of pastors and their spouses in theology, literacy and church and rural development.  Kyle has recently finished a Master’s […]

Dr. Laura Parajón is Honored as “Rural Hero”

Dr. Laura Parajón, American Baptist International Ministries (IM) medical missionary serving in Nicaragua and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), has been named one of three 2015 “Rural Heroes” by the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA). WONCA’s Working Party on Rural Practice created its Rural Heroes initiative to spotlight rural family […]

Will You Give to One Great Hour of Sharing?

      Will you give to American Baptist Churches and Church World Service? As we look around, it’s easy to see a complicated, conflict-ridden, unbalanced world with needs almost too great to measure. And yet, by the grace of God, One Great Hour of Sharing has been given resources to share, and the gifts […]

Embodiment – Journal by Mylinda Baits

Embodiment Journal by Mylinda Baits May 15, 2015 Life has been rich and full for me recently. After a beautiful time of collaboration on a Healing Arts Toolkit workshop for AMOS’s rural and urban health promoters in Nicaragua in April, I spoke a number of times at an American Baptist Women’s conference in Richland, WA. […]

May Update from Glen and Rita Chapman

Dear Friends, I just completed a trip to a place named Mbanza Manteke, which is translated  “Mudville”.   Mbanza  means town and Manteke is the kind of mud that sticks to your shoes and keeps you from moving. Mbanza Manteke is where the first “Livingstone Inland Mission” missionaries worked.  This missions group sought to establish church […]

Rainbow Acres – a new Mission in the US

A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR MISSION INVOLVEMENT The Mission Education Team is excited to offer FBC a new opportunity for mission involvement. For many years we have supported International missions. Now we are adding a mission in the United States-Rainbow Acres in Arizona! Rainbow Acres is a Christian community with heart that empowers persons with developmental […]

March Mission Moment – A Family Place Relief Nursery of Yamhill County

For those of you who missed the March Mission Moment presentation in worship over Spring Break, here’s a summary.  A Family Place helps reduce childhood abuse, neglect and foster placements in Yamhill County.  They support at-risk families by offering free professional home visiting, parent education and a specialized preschool for ages 1-5.  The therapeutic preschool classroom […]

Nicaragua Mission update

Drs David & Laura Parajon – ABC-USA International Missionaries, responded to the need for improved health care for poor, rural Nicaraguans by creating AMOS Health & Hope. to improve the health of Impoverished communities by working alongside them in health, education and development. First Baptist Church, McMinnville, has provided financial support and prayers for the health clinic of […]


Love in Action is a round-table discussion and networking forum of community service providers and church ministry representatives who meet weekly on Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m..  Originally known as Community Compassion Brown Baggers, co-founded by Joyce Wolcott and Howie Harkema in February 2008. The focus is for gathering information and communication of services and events available for […]