Missions at First Baptist Greenville is a way of approaching the world. It is Imago Dei, it is Namaste, it is the appreciation that we all belong to God and if we look hard enough, we might find Christ in each person we meet, including ourselves.
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Missions at First Baptist Greenville is a way of approaching the world. It is Imago Dei, it is Namaste, it is the appreciation that we all belong to God and if we look hard enough, we might find Christ in each person we meet, including ourselves. At First Baptist Greenville, missions involves members of all ages engaging in ministry with partners in our backyard, in Cuba, in Haiti and places in between. Whether partnering with GAIHN to welcome homeless families to our church, partnering with our sister congregation in Guanjay, Cuba to encourage the growth of the Patio Project, partnering with our neighbors in Nicholtown to provide quality summer camp, partnering with the Living Hope Mission in Cap Haitien, Haiti to support local schools and churches, partnering with local ministries through our annual Operation Inasmuch day or partnering in one of the many other opportunities we offer, missions at First Baptist Greenville is about people.
Missions at First Baptist Greenville encourages the development of individuals’ spiritual gifts as new ministries “bubble up” from the passions of members and their willingness to be servant leaders. Missions at First Baptist Greenville respects genuine reflection and the depth of experience we can have when we expand our comfort zones and get to know our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world, other parts of Greenville and within our church family. It celebrates that we can encounter God through these encounters with others. For more information on getting involved with missions at First Baptist Greenville, contact Laura Stout.
Each month we highlight a local organization or church mission partner and collect items needed to support their ministry. Please bring your donations to the collection boxes located throughout the church, where volunteers will collect and deliver them.
During the month of April, First Baptist will be partnering with the Diaper Bank of the Carolinas/Downtown Outreach Ministry to collect diapers for those in need. Clean diapers are essential for the health and well being of young children. Babies left in soiled diapers experience developmental delays, behavioral issues and health concerns such as persistent diaper rashes and urinary tract infections.
Statistics prove that an average of 10 diapers are required a day for a newborn baby. Many low income families cannot afford the $100 plus per month to adequately diaper an infant or young child. There is no government assistance available for diapers and diapering supplies.
In 2018, Diaper Bank of the Carolinas distributed over 250,875 diapers to families in need. The most needed sizes are 4, 5 and 6. Donations of packages of wipes are also appreciated. Collection bins are placed throughout the church for drop-off of your items.
— Becky Bouton, Missions Committee