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A Legend

A Legend

I was a young girl in my 20s when I met the nicest guy in the whole world. Most people would think I’m talking about my husband Andy, but that was actually in my 30s. I’m talking about Mr. Jim Schimpf. I was right out of college and I was looking for a place to go to...

God’s Call to Bridge the Gap

God’s Call to Bridge the Gap

Emma Shappley has been a part of First Baptist Church her entire life; 21 years to be exact. She grew up in the children’s ministry and the student ministry and just four short years ago she graduated from high school and became a part of our FBJ Home Students group...

Hollywood Gets a Glimpse of First Baptist Jackson

Hollywood Gets a Glimpse of First Baptist Jackson

On October 20, some of the best-known actors and actresses in Hollywood will take the large screen in theaters around the country to tell a true story about friendship, forgiveness, kindness, and redemption that can only be found in Christ. This movie, based on the...

Gordinesti Clinic

Gordinesti Clinic

On Wednesday and Thursday, we had clinic in Gordinesti. Gordinesti is a village about 30 minutes from Cupcini. We enjoyed seeing this beautiful country on our commute to and from the clinic. The clinic and revival services were held in a former Soviet Union meeting...

Cupcini Clinic

Cupcini Clinic

The first two days of clinic were held in Alex’s church. The patients came into the church and went to a Bible study first. After the Bible study, they were triaged by Ms. Jackie. Meagan, Krystal, Harman, and Neisha rotated through triage to help Ms. Jackie. We...

A Knitworlding Experience

A Knitworlding Experience

A Knitworlding Experience by Cindy Townsend Our mission visit to lead Minnesota/ Wisconsin WMU conference proved to be so much more than we expected. The experience was more than an opportunity to network and networld, it was heart to heart “knitworlding”....

Day 1 in Moldova

Day 1 in Moldova

DAY 1 IN MOLDOVA Good morning, Church Family! After approximately 30 hours of traveling, we finally arrived safely at Alex’s home in Cupcini, Moldova, last night. We had a delicious breakfast this morning provided by Alex’s wife, Sweta, before church. We...

A Modern-day Pioneer and Difference-maker

A Modern-day Pioneer and Difference-maker

A Modern-day Pioneer and Difference Maker Walt Disney has been credited as the pioneer of the American animation industry because of his unprecedented creative ability to successfully bring the human imagination to life in a picture; a motion picture to be exact....

Texting from the Pew

Texting from the Pew

Texting from the Pew In 1992, a software developer in an engineering lab made history when he successfully transmitted a message that simply said ‘Merry Christmas’ from his computer to a mobile phone. While he called it a breakthrough in technology, we refer to it...

Keep Praying and Commit

Keep Praying and Commit

Keep Praying and Commit A few years ago, Mary Sanders found herself in a new town and starting a new life. Today, she is a fitness instructor at First Baptist Jackson, and earlier this week she shared the story of her journey to a healthier lifestyle as part of the...

Finding Solace During the Storm

Finding Solace During the Storm

Although Sunday seemed like a normal day for most people in Mississippi, it was quite different for hundreds of thousands of our neighbors in what’s traditionally known as the sunshine state of Florida. On Sunday morning, a category 4 hurricane (Irma) was pounding on...