First Family

August 2018

family first

MLB Family Ministries Celebration

August 5

• 9:45am Sunday School

• 11am Worship Service

• 12pm Luncheon

Promotion Sunday

August 12

All Church

Discipleship

Children & Youth

The Impact of ISF

New Members

As we approach the beginning of the academic year, we spoke with one of our international students at FBC. Regarding the experience of international students, Chris says, “Students arrive with two suitcases to start an academic experience that is totally foreign to them. Many know no one in El Paso. Many things are different from home and it can be a scary experience. The love expressed to students by FBC is invaluable in grounding and encouraging us.“

Christopher Ato Dodoo is from Ghana in West Africa. He arrived in El Paso in 2011. After completing a Masters in Statistics at UTEP he was hired as a statistician at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

Immediately upon arriving in El Paso, Chris started to attend FBC and became involved in the International Student Fellowship. He has led Bible studies for ISF retreats, volunteered in the Machuca Apartment Ministry, currently teaches in the Singles Sunday School Class, and serves on the FBC Media Team. These days, he also welcomes and mentors new students arriving from Ghana and organizes a soccer team for students.

The ministry of International Student Fellowship impacts the lives of students from all over the world. Thank you for supporting this outpouring of Christ’s love.

Missions

Christian Sympathy

• Warren Reeves in the death of his brother.

• The family of Fred Neyland, former Minister of Education.

• Mary Patterson in the death of her sister.

• Bill Wickline in the death of his brother.

• The family of Izzy Duran.

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!

Isaiah 52:7

Month of July

Sunday School Average Attendance

Congratulations

Asher Luke Wolfram

Parents: Branden & Lauren Wolfram

Big Sister: Addison Wolfram

Benjamin Wilder Brockhoff

Parents: Hans and Emily Brockhoff

Big Brother & Sister: Christian & Everly Brockhoff

2017     549

2018     568

Giving

2017

Actual: $143,300

Budgeted: $162,147

2018

Estimated: $149,000

Budgeted: $155,981

At a Glance

Women on Mission.

Tuesday, August 7, 11am, WCC

 Speaker: Joshalyn Estrada, College Minister

Servicio de Alabanza en Español.

Domingo, Agosto 12, 11:15am, en la Capilla

Kid’s Night Out.

Friday, August 10, 6-10pm

Call (915) 533-1465 for reservations

Deacons’ Meeting.

Sunday, August 12, 3:30pm, WCC

Quarterly Business Meeting*.

Wednesday, August 22, 5:30pm, Price Hall

*Annual Budget Vote: Sunday, August 26

 

First Baptist Church of El Paso

805 Montana Avenue

El Paso, Texas 79902

(915) 533-1465