Current Mission Trips in Europe
Student Mission Trip to Latvia
July 14 - July 25
We are working with our partner church, Vilande Baptist Church in Riga, LV. They have identified a ethnically Russian neighborhood where they are going to plant a church, and we are going to help them host some day camps to plant the seeds of this new church.
Monday and Tuesday our mission team will help our partner church spread the word about the upcoming day camps. We will go into the neighborhood and hold attention grabbing events such as street drumming and whatever else we can think of to draw others to our message! Wednesday through Saturday we will help Vilandes church members run the day camps in the neighborhood, as well as providing fun activities, food, Bible stories, and extreme amounts of love on these kids. This Sunday we will bring as many of our new friends as possible to worship service, and then the rest of the time we will work on local mission projects before leaving for home.
Please pray for the participants' effort in this amazing opportunity to share Christ's love:
FBCR members have participated in missions in Europe for more than a decade. Through strategic partnerships with churches and Baptist seminaries, FBCR members work to share the love of Christ throughout Europe.
Want to help us serve in Europe? FBCR is always looking for new opportunities for its members. Let us know how you would like to serve!
MISSION OPPORTUNITIES IN WESTERN EUROPE
Blenheim Baptist (www.blenheim.org.uk), located in the city of Leeds, is situated between two major universities and adjacent to the growing young professional community. The church is working to help students, faculty members and young professionals further develop their relationships with God.
FBCR was asked to assist Blenheim in establishing a university student ministry and an ESL program for internationals in their community. Kimberly Doyle, Beth Smith, Starla Willis, Candy Wilson and Tommy Weathersbee represented FBCR in this effort. They were on mission from Sept 17-27, 2011
Hope Baptist (www.hope-baptist.org.uk), located in the city of Hebden Bridge, has been a destination for missionaries for more than 200 years. This small congregation has recently called a young minister and has embarked on many new approaches to continue to make the church relevant in its community.
Baptist colleges in Great Britain have partnered with FBCR for more than a decade to provide a six-month internship experience in Texas for recent theological graduates. Our partners are Spurgeon’s College in London and Bristol Baptist College in Bristol. Under the mentoring of our pastor and ministerial staff, these new ministers touch all aspects of our church life.
MISSION OPPORTUNITIES IN EASTERN EUROPE
Partnerships in Latvia, FBCR has been partnering with churches and missions organizations in Latvia for more than a decade. Since then, hundreds of our members have participated in Latvian mission trips to support a variety of ministry activities at the Latvian churches, including youth camps, worship conferences, English classes, Bible studies and construction projects. Our partners include:
- Vilandes Baptist Church, Riga, Latvia
- Kuldiga Baptist Church, Kuldiga, Latvia
- Latvia Baptist Union, Riga, Latvia
- Jelgave Maximum Security Prison, Jelgave
- Talsi Baptist Church, Talsi, Latvia
- Pavils Baptist Church, Leipaja, Latvia
- Buckner Center, Naval Port, Leipaja, Latvia
Candy Smith | Learn Pastor