Missions Opportunities

We have multiple opportunities for you to get involved locally, nationally, and internationally throughout the year. Please stop by the MPACT Office, or contact 864.699.4321 or mpact@fbs.org if you would like to learn more or get involved!

Serve Day – October 13

Join us October 13 from 8 am – 12 pm as we serve our community together!  Click here for more details and to register online. 

 

SC Baptist Disaster Relief Director Randy Creamer is staying in contact with leaders in the SC Emergency Management Division (EMD), Salvation Army, and Red Cross, as all eyes are on the progress of the storm.

If you would like to give, all money will go to SC Disaster Relief at the SC Baptist Convention.

High Point Academy on Pottery Road in Spartanburg County was chosen as an optimal spot for a shelter because of its proximity to both Interstates 85 and 26 where evacuees would make their way to the Upstate.

Miracle Hill is also offering Shelter Locations:

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<div>Two state conventions are responding to Hurricane Harvey damage in Louisiana.</div>
<div>Every state east of the Mississippi River is standing by for zone/site assignments in Florida. Assignments in Georgia are pending as well. The plan from Florida is for each state to be assigned to work in one of 12 “zones.”</div>
<div>As of today:</div>
<div>Florida has reduced the number of feeding units they want set up, from 12 to 7. Therefore, our mobile kitchens will NOT be activated, but our feeding teams will be deployed as replacement teams on the units set up by Florida or other states. One feeding team is preparing to travel to Houston to meet a critical need for feeding personnel at a site there.</div>
<div>The Southeast Association shower unit continues to serve in Ridgeland at the housing site for first responders in Jasper County.</div>
<div>The Ridge Association shower unit has returned home after serving at the evacuation shelter in Columbia. That shelter closed 9/12/17.</div>
<div>The Saluda Association shower unit deployed Tuesday 9/12/17 to the Anderson Civic Center, where employees of Duke Power are being housed as they work to restore power in the upstate. Unit will return home Thurs. 9/14.</div>
<div>We have a tentative request for a shower unit to go to a shelter in Savannah,  made by the American Red Cross via Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief.</div>
<div>Other shower/laundry units are standing by, waiting for Florida or Georgia to assign locations. Units that report being ready to roll are the Barnwell First Baptist unit, Saluda Assn/Shady Grove Baptist Church unit, and Three Rivers Association unit.</div>
<div>The Pickens-Twelve Mile Assn chainsaw unit worked 9/12-9/13 to clear trees from houses in their local area, as did several other individual DR volunteers in various places in the upstate.</div>
<div>DR leaders, including the Director of Missions, in the Aiken Association helped to set up and run 8 “community-run” shelters in the Aiken area. All needs were met and those shelters were closed at noon 9/12.</div>
<div>The following SC Recovery units are ready to deploy as soon as a location is assigned:</div>
<ul>
<li>Beaverdam Association Chainsaw</li>
<li>Reedy River Assn/Bethel Baptist Church (Prosperity) Chainsaw</li>
<li>Screven Assn/Crossroads Community Church (Summerville) Chainsaw</li>
<li>Pee Dee Association Chainsaw</li>
<li>Piedmont Assn/Mt. Airy Baptist Church Chainsaw</li>
<li>Laurens Assn Chainsaw & Mud-Out</li>
<li>Florence Assn Chainsaw</li>
<li>Saluda Assn Chainsaw</li>
<li>Screven Assn/Summerville Baptist Church Chainsaw</li>
</ul>
<div>The following units are scheduled to deploy later:</div>
<ul>
<li>Chesterfield Assn Chainsaw (9/25)</li>
<li>Edgefield Assn Chainsaw or Mud-out (9/25)</li>
<li>York Assn/Hillcrest Baptist Church Mud-out (10/1)</li>
</ul>
<div>South Carolina also has four volunteer DR leaders who are available to serve as Incident Commanders for housing/work sites in affected areas.</div>
<div>At this time it is too soon to have any word from affected areas regarding the need for donated supplies. SC DR is not able to coordinate the collection and transport of donated goods. Florida DR is working to gather information on collection/distribution sites for donated items, but those that want to help by donating are urged to consider giving financially, as the logistics of  receiving, sorting, storing, and distributing donated goods are daunting to the receiving organizations.</div>
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<div>We will keep you up to date with more information as it becomes available. Don’t stop praying!</div>

South Africa Orphan Sponsorship

First Baptist Spartanburg has joined hands with the children placed in homes that we helped to build in East London, South Africa. We desire to give financially to support the children and to pour our love into their lives that they will know the love of their Heavenly Father in a safe and nurturing environment. Find out how you can sponsor one of these precious children that God has entrusted in our care.

We now have 39 children residing in 5 homes that FBS helped to build and we need more sponsors in order to cover them all. We would love to tell you more about the children and the sponsorship initiative. Contact K. Hurry at 864-699-4207 or email at khurry@fbs.org for more information on how you can be a part of this wonderful ministry.

 

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