This past June, 21 missionaries from FBC traveled to San Andres Island, Colombia, to help rebuild the Baptist Encampment that was closed for over 20 years. With your support, the team restored the dorms that can host 60 teenagers. Immediately after, Mt. Zion Baptist Church took teenagers to their first camp experience.
There is more work to be done. Campers have no kitchen where they may cook meals or to eat and fellowship. In addition, there is a need for bunk beds and mattresses. We are returning to the island June 8-17, 2018, to help build a kitchen, install 20 bunkbeds, and help purchase 60 mattresses.
Pray about joining this mission; the estimated cost per person is $1,790 (includes all expenses). You can help build the kitchen and bunkbeds, join the VBS team at Mt. Zion, go to a local school to evangelize children through the puppets ministry, or visit in the community, hospitals, and nursing home to share the Gospel, pray, and hand out Bibles.
If you cannot travel, you can sponsor the materials to build the kitchen, estimated at $7,610, or donate toward the cost to build 20 bunk beds, at $250 each.
Please also support this mission by praying for the people of San Andres, that God will move in the hearts of those with whom we will be sharing the Gospel. Register to join or to support the mission online at fbcep.com/missions.html or in the church office. For further information, please contact (915) 247-9296.
–Dr. Edgardo Martinez,
Minister of Evangelism and Missions
Young at Heart Christmas Dinner.
December 14 • 4pm
Enjoy fellowship and music. Dinner is $5.
Birthday Party for Jesus.
December 24 • 10-11am
For children 2nd through 5th grade.
Welcome, Jeremy Kroeker!
January 7 • 5-7pm • Price Hall
Help us welcome our new youth minister and his family with a pounding; bring gift cards for restaurants, groceries, etc.
Middle School Winter Retreat.
January 13-14 • Bonita Park, NM
Registration: Church Office
Lottie Moon Special Speaker.
December 13 • 5:30pm • Price Hall
Come hear Chris Liebrum, Director, Office of Cooperative Program Ministry for Texas Baptists.
B-Warm Blanket Drive.
Through December 17
Give new blankets in the Donation Center.
Angel Tree Celebration.
December 20 • 5-6:30pm • Price Hall
Provide Christmas gifts for children of incarcerated parents by December 10.
Perspectives, Living Christmas Tree 2017.
Dec. 8 • 7:00pm
Dec. 9 • 4:30 and 7:30pm
Dec. 10 • 4:30pm
The Living Christmas Tree 2017 is fast approaching and we would like to encourage you to find your place of service. Here are a few of the ways in which you can help us spread God’s amazing story of love for the ones He’s created:
• Commit to pray that God would prepare the hearts of performers, workers and attendees.
• Purchase tickets for neighbors, friends, family, or co-workers.
• Volunteer as a greeter or parking lot attendant.
Do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity to be part of the honor that God has given FBC El Paso to share His message of salvation. God is soooo good!
–Elvin Porflit, Worship Minister
Christmas Candlelight Service.
December 24 • 6pm • Worship Center
Celebrate the coming of the Savior with us.
Christmas and New Year Schedule.
We will have contemporary and traditional services, as well as Sunday School, as usual on Sundays December 24 and 31. Regular evening activities will not take place on those days.
Holiday Office Closures.
December 25-26 and January 1-2
Monika Olbrisch by statement
Robert and Opal Smith by letter
Kathleen Nickell in the death of her cousin.
Carol Hogg in the death of her sister-in-law and brother, Virginia and Bill Fields.
The family of Dan Roberts.
Tom Freeman in the death of his sister, Iva Hamilton.
Women on Mission.
Tuesday, December 5, 11:00 a.m.
Kid’s Night Out.
Friday, December 15, 6-10 p.m.
Call 533-1465 to sign up
Tom and Denise Trumbell by letter
Bill and Janette Coon by letter (not pictured)