Fairview Baptist Church
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Connecting to God, to each other, to the world
The mission opportunities here at Fairview Baptist Church are inspired by the Holy Spirit as we are led to the exact places and peoples that God would have us to minister to and reach for Jesus Christ. The Great Commission tells us to "Go" and go we must! We must go into our local community, to doors of opportunity in our own state and nation, and also around the world. Fairview Baptist Church is a mission-minded church and we are thankful for the partnerships we have with many different people groups and geographic locations.
PROJECT JERUSALEM/LINCOLN CHANGERS/KENTUCKY CHANGERS
These are church sponsored mission opportunities for youth and adult chaperones to assist seniors in our church membership, our community here in Lincoln County, and in our state at an appointed site by the Kentucky Baptist Convention. These youth projects are tremendous learning experiences that change the lives of our young people. The testimonies from these mission trips will warm your heart and bring tears to your eyes as you hear young people give account of how God worked in their lives and in the lives of those they helped. What a blessing!
Fairview went on an exploratory ministry trip to Lynch, Kentucky at Meridzo Ministries in October of 2011. Lonnie and Belinda Riley have been called to this mountain ministry of Eastern Kentucky and God is using them mightily. We visited and prayed about getting involved in the area that the Lord has for us there and we are excited about this new opportunity for ministry in our own state.
Fairview Baptist Church has been involved in many mission efforts through the years and our El Salvador mission is one that has been a faithful one for over seven years now. Our team has recently returned from a work there that included construction and VBS for the kids. Our team also partners with individuals from several churches in our association in putting together teams to go there.
The tremendous poverty coupled with the unimaginable devastation from the 2010 earthquake has added to the depth of need in Haiti, and Fairview has founded "Hour of Hope" Haiti ministry to help alleviate the suffering there and to reach the lost for Jesus. This precious people group is only one hour by air from our U.S. border in Miami. This mission involves ministry to an orphanage that opened in the spring of 2011, a Pastor's school, evangelistic crusades, and revivals. Our team works with a local Haitian pastor who oversees 18 churches in Port-au-Prince and Mirebelais in the mountains East of P-a-P. God has opened the hearts of the people to receive the gospel message, and we are simply joining the Lord there to reach the masses, and trying to alleviate the suffering from high unemployment (92%), hunger, poor water quality and disease.