Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Give Thanks

Thanksgiving Meal

November 27th
12:30pm - 3:00pm

Ocean View Baptist Church
7025 Beach Dr SW Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Just a reminder that we'll be providing food to anyone who is able to come between 12:30pm and 3:00pm on Thanksgiving Day. Also, we'll be delivering food to anyone who is unable to attend; if you know anyone who is home bound and would appreciate a Thanksgiving meal delivered to them, please email us.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could join with us by praying that this event would be fruitful and that the volunteers would be used by the Lord.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Trip to El Paso and Juarez

A week and a half ago, a few of us (Dean, Karin, Ray, Kelly) were able to head down to El Paso, TX and into Juarez, CH, Mexico for a few days. Thankfully, we didn't have any problems crossing the border (in or out) and we were able to get the photos and video footage we needed in order to put together a short video to illustrate the work Faith-Building Missions is doing alongside Life Challenge International. Here are a few photos from the trip:

Maribel leads the children in song and prayer before she serves a meal to them in her home:

Some of the older children eat outside because her place is already filled with kids:

Kids playing "cops and robbers" in the LCI's developing Community Transformation Center:Dean (right), alongside of Roger (left).
Ray will be working on the video over the next few weeks, and we'll let you know when it's been posted on our website.

Please pray for the ministry of Life Challenge International - thank you!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Missionary Conference Recap

Faith Building Missions held a Missionary Conference from October 23-26 in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. It was a really encouraging time where missionaries who are affiliated with FBM were able to share what's on their heart, tell others about what God has been doing in their lives/ministries, and be encouraged by others who were there to do the same.

The groups that were represented included:

Life Challenge International (Jaurez, Chihuahua, Mexico)
Living Waters Bible Camp (Westby, WI, USA)
Amigo Relief Mission (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
People Building People (West Chester, OH, USA)
Divine Faith Missions (Ocean Isle Beach, NC, USA)

Though the Pastor's Breakfast was a bit smaller of a turnout than we were expecting, it was an amazing time of fellowship, which was accompanied by some wonderfully interesting stories from the mission groups as well as some tasty food! Here are few photos from the weekend - enjoy!

Most of the group who stayed at the beach house:
Tim Gamwell leading everyone in a time of singing:
Woody, Doug, and Tim:
Tim - preparing for his talk:
Mexican hats - a fun little dessert:
Some of the ladies enjoying Mexican hats:
Rachal and Dennis - testing out some caviar:
Jonathon & Hannah, in the kitchen:
MaryAnn, Kelly and Debbie - in deep discussion:
Thanks to everyone who helped to make it a great, God-honoring weekend!