Sara

Meet Sara who serves in Africa and learn how you can pray for and partner with her. Video Transcript: The Lord saved me when I was five years old and then when I was nine, He told me I was going to be an international missionary. I grew up going to First Baptist Church of Trussville, and [...]

Kelli Johnson

Meet Huntsville native Kelli Johnson, who works with exploited women in Thailand to help provide the hope and healing that comes through Jesus Christ. The post Kelli Johnson appeared first on Acts 1:8 Connections. Source: A18C.org Kelli Johnson

Student missionary to continue work in New Orleans

Amber Kern didn’t pick New Orleans. But it seems God might’ve picked it for her. Last summer, she signed up for student missions and asked to be a part of the Boston team. She got assigned to New Orleans instead. “But my heart completely broke for the city,” said Kern, a student at Calhoun Community [...]

Troy student sees young girls at camp in Kenya fall in love with the Word

Stargazing — that was what all the girls did at night after the worship service at Camp Blue Sky in Kenya. And one night while they were all staring at the sky together, Amy Lowe could tell that Yael had something on her mind. “That week, I was working with the 10- and 11-year-old girls,” [...]

TJ and Dena Odom

Catch up with TJ and Dena Odom, church planting catalysts in Glasgow, Scotland, and learn about their call to missions, their ministry in Glasgow and how you can pray for and be involved in their work. Originally posted on May 17, 2018. The post TJ and Dena Odom appeared first on Acts 1:8 Connections.

Blakeley Winslow

Blakeley Winslow serves as a Campus Minister at the University of Colorado in Boulder and is part of our Alabama Acts 1:8 Connections network. Blakeley’s home church is First Baptist Church, Montgomery. His particular focus areas include training students in apologetics, developing small curriculum, and reaching out to internationals on campus. He loves relational evangelism [...]

Upcoming Disaster Relief trainings scheduled to take place across state

In times of crisis, trained Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers play a critical role in meeting the needs in the affected community, including helping first responders cope with the tragedy. Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is one of the upcoming trainings scheduled for this spring through Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief and the Alabama Baptist [...]

Christmas backpack ministry to continue after Barker retires

Alabama Baptists will send a record number of Christmas backpacks to kids this year through its partnership with the Mississippi River Ministry (MRM). Alabama’s 2017 goal was 6,500 backpacks, and Pat Ingram, missions and ministry consultant for Women on Mission and women’s ministry for Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), confirmed the goal had been met [...]

Everyday experiences create opportunities for reaching international students in US

More than 8,500 international students study on Alabama college and university campuses, providing a remarkable missions opportunity to reach the nations with the gospel, no travel required. These students come from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds but they have one thing in common — navigating daily life in an unfamiliar country. “There are so many [...]

“God Opened My Eyes:” Alabama Native Spurred to Reach Nations

Brittany Hall didn’t feel too much of a pull to international missions. Then one day she agreed to go on a missions trip to Honduras with her church, First Baptist, Dadeville. “God opened my eyes and rocked my world,” she said. “I met people who had never heard the name of Jesus before. Technically I [...]