Our next area of missions is to expand before our city into the state, national, and near-international level. Below are some of the opportunities for service.
The FBC sewing ministry started as a mission endeavor to teach women to sew, but it has evolved into a project-based ministry of sewing to meet the needs of various ministries in our area. The leadership is shared by Joanne Massengill and Sarah Pitzer. If you are not confident about your sewing skills, help abounds! Donations of sewing machines, notions, and fabric are accepted. The sewing ministry is open to all church members, and all supplies are provided for the sewing projects. The group meets on the second Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Rec Center most months, and the fellowship is delightful!
The First Baptist TV/Video ministry shares the gospel with hundreds of thousands of people throughout the Coastal Bend each week with the airing of our morning worship service. In addition, many are served with specific worship services and training through our video and tape duplication services.
Prayer seminars in prisons are led by Hugh and Joyce White. Several volunteers spend occasional Saturdays and Sundays as hosts at the hospitality house for family and friends near the Beeville prison. This is a great opportunity for witnessing!
Texas Baptist Border Missions is an umbrella organization through the B.G.C.T. which assists in coordinating the work of the churches in missions enterprises along both sides of the Texas-Mexico border. Their purpose is to reach people for Christ, start churches, improve the health of existing churches, meet human needs, equip the laity, and expand theological education. First Baptist has been involved in Border Missions since 1970, when we began work in Miguel Aleman, Mexico--a work that continued for 30 years! We have also worked in other locations on both sides of the border and for the past six years have partnered with a church in Matamoros. In addition, for several years we have assisted an orphanage on the border in Camargo, Mexico.