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ANTIOCH, TN Make plans now to travel with Rev. Larry A. Powell, Dr. Richard Adams, and 40 others on the Christian Heritage Tour of Europe. If you would like to be a part of this special adventure (scheduled for August 1-12, 2005), please contact the Home Missions Department as soon as possible.

The trip itinerary includes a stop in London to visit Spurgeon’s Tabernacle, John Wesley’s house and museum, and other famous historical sites. Travel from London to Paris, France via the EuroStar high-speed train. After touring Paris, a motor coach will take you through the beautiful French countryside to Geneva, Switzerland. In Switzerland, visit the Wall of Reformation and John Calvin’s church as you enjoy the beauty of the majestic Alps and pass through the cities of Interlaken, Lucerne, and Zurich.

From Switzerland, travel through Austria to Germany where you will visit several cities and cruise through the German countryside on the Rhine River. Your final stop will be the splendid Luther Memorial and Worms, the City of the 1521 Edict.

Space for this tour is limited to 40 people. For more information and free brochure, please call toll free (877) 767- 7674 or (615) 519-9298 and ask for Dr. Richard Adams.  We hope you will join us for this trip of a lifetime!



CABOT, AR On January 16, 2005, more than 200 people across the state of Arkansas came to Cabot to join the mission church as they dedicated their new building. This mission church is a joint project between Arkansas Free Will Baptists and the National Home Missions Department.

With 9,600 square feet, the multi-purpose building will seat at least 350 people for worship services. Home Missionary Jim Fairchild says, “We are thankful for all those who have given and helped to bring our church to this point.


Through the Build My Church trust, the Home Missions Department has helped 12 mission churches buy property or build buildings! This ministry has been made possible by the first million dollars that our supporters, contributed to the initial Build My Church campaign.

Currently, $726,000 has been given toward the second one million dollar trust. If 274 more churches or individuals will give $1,000 the goal will be reached.

Many of you send offerings on a monthly basis. You are playing a significant role in this effort. Please continue your pledge until the goal is met. Thank you for what you have done already.

By Richard Adams, Director of Development


NASHVILLE, TN The Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church reached self-supporting status within a four-year period under the leadership of Cliff and Kathy Donoho. The church has purchased four acres of prime land in a busy and growing area of Nashville with plans for building. The Home Missions Department congratulates Cliff and Kathy on a job well done.

QUEEN CREEK, AZ National Home Missionaries Rick and Stephanie Morris recently completed their goal of bringing the Mountain View FWB Church to self-supporting status. Attendance has grown steadily, and they average 250 in services. Future plans include finishing the new church building, adding a third Sunday morning worship service and starting a school in August 2005. Also, a Spanish-speaking pastor will begin Sunday morning Hispanic services. Pray for Rick, Stephanie and their children Christian, Lacey, and Aubrey Ann as they continue in this Arizona ministry.






SACRAMENTO, CA Congratulations to Vladimir Lopuga in leading the Sacramento Free Will Baptist Mission Church to self-supporting status. Vladimir is originally from Kazakhstan. He, his wife Anna, and their family have worked tirelessly to minister to Slavic people in the Sacramento area. Ask God to bless the Lopugas as they continue to minister in Sacramento.


Ogema, MN George Lemelin and his wife, Kathy, are ministering to the Native American Ojibwa people (sometimes known as Chippewa) in Ogema, Minnesota. Kathy is a member of the Ojibwa tribe. According to a recent U.S. census. In 2000, 9,192 people live on the reservation, and the tribe currently has more than 20,000 members. Traditional Indian religion dominates the tribe, and witchcraft is also prominent on the reservation. Ask God to open hearts and protect the workers. George and Kathy have three children, Josiah, Marie, and Isaac.

GREATER SALT LAKE CITY, UT Scott and Staci Warren and Randy and LeAnn Ledbetter are teaming up to plant a Free Will Baptist church in northern Salt Lake City, Utah. This area has great spiritual needs. Less than five percent of the population claims affiliation with an evangelical church. Pray for Scott, Staci, Randy, and LeAnn (and their sons Caleb, Jordan, and Luke) as they plant this church and share the truth of the gospel in Salt Lake City. This will be an exciting time for these families! The team is an answer to prayer, and their ministry is vital in the state of Utah.






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