Focus on Missions

Puerto Rico Mission Trip

This summer our Youth Family will partner with the faith-based, non-profit organization, Praying Pelican, to minister with the people of Puerto Rico in two congregations: Primera Iglesia Bautista (PIBRP) and Iglesia Metodista Emanuel (IM Emanuel).

Primera Iglesia Bautista is a large church with a large reach into the community of Rio Piedras. They have a kids ministry, a homeless outreach, and several bible studies throughout the week. Iglesia Metodista Emanuel is located in Santurce, where many children do not have positive influences in their homes. Their vision as a church is to keep the focus on the community by serving people in need and planting the seed of Christ in the children. Rio Piedras and Santurce are both barrios (or neighborhoods) within the capital city of San Juan. Both PIBRP & IM Emanuel host Vacation Bible School (VBS) the entire month of June with an average reach close to 100 kids between the two sites.

First Baptist has committed to a partnership in ministry with these two congregations to lead VBS and support their ongoing ministries. In an effort to support their ongoing ministries in Puerto Rico, we will be collecting book bags to stuff with school supplies and items to use during VBS during the month of May. We have created a gift registry if you prefer to choose items from that list, or you can drop off a new book bag or small stuffed animal in the purple collection bins.

Amazon Gift Registry: Purchase gifts off our registry for Vacation Bible School supplies and/or school supplies to fill the bookbags:

If you would prefer, you can place the following items in the purple collection bins around the church:

New Book Bag
New Small Stuffed Animal: no more than 14in tall
If you have questions about donations, please contact Sarah:

— Mary Carol