Doug and Margy Nichols
Commissined To Every Nation and CTEN.org
Helping ordinary people partner with God to accomplish the extraordinary, Doug travels and speaks extensively on behalf of the glory of God in missions. Doug and Margi's main ministry focus has been to equip under resourced pastors in the Philippines, and to help meet the needs of the fatherless and street children in that country.
Bob and Carol Moffat
Bob and Carol have a ministry in member care. This entails giving counsel and pastoral care to missionaries. They also minister to first-termers, attend and speak at conferences and retreats, and help national pastors and leaders. Inter-Act serves the North Pacific Crescent.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
“A Bible-centered, worldwide organization that is dedicated to seeing every child reached with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, discipled, and established in a local church.” The local CEF director is Elden Ross. Ministries include after school clubs in local elementary schools and outreach at the county fair each year.
Jim and Petey Winters
Wycliffe Bible Translators
The Winters' work and vision has been to see the Word of God made available to bibleless people groups in their heart language. Jim serves as a translation consultant, based in South Carolina with frequent ministry trips to Africa. The recent completion of the Oniyan New Testament brought them great joy.
Rick and Lisa Caynor
Association Of Baptist For World Evangelism
The Caynor's passion is to make disciples that make disciples. They serve in Bangkok, Thailand, and have reached out with Christ's love to young people at a University and to Pakistani refugees in the community and in the International Detention Center. Their two adult children are preparing for full time ministry as well.
Bryan and Mari Eygabroad
Mission Avation Fellowship
Sharing the love of Jesus through aviation and technology is what the Eygabroads are all about. Serving in Lesotho, Africa, Bryan is a pilot/aircraft mechanic. He especially rejoices to be able to bring help to those with medical needs, and in taking pastors to remote areas to reach people for Christ.
Robert and Deanna Nichols
Robby and Deanna are teachers to whom God gave the vision of establishing Christian schools for the poorest of the poor in Metro Manila. With one school in its' third year, and another school on the horizon, children are being given opportunities their parents only dreamed of. The Nichols have also facilitated ministry trips that FBC has made with our GO Teams to the Philippines.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets the first and third Thursdays of each month during the school year. Our heart and goal is to meet each mom's needs to the glory of Jesus Christ our Lord. This year’s Theme is: Find Your Fire.
Fire is a tool utilized only by human beings. Since the beginning of time, humans have congregated around its warmth for light, protection and company. Every other creature on the planet fears fire, but we’ve been given the unique ability to harness it, to use its power to improve our lives. Not only that, but poets and artists have used fire to describe the God-given spark that wakes us up in the morning and fuels our purpose and passion. Whatever the context, fire is not to be ignored.
Sisters, this is a year we will tend the fire in our hearts.
We will stop inhaling the fumes of our mistakes that tell us we are not enough, not a good enough mom, not pretty enough, not brave enough, not smart enough, not wealthy enough. Instead, we will choose to tend our God-given fire. We will love our children with an all-consuming love and use our words to warm the world. We will hold the torch up high and shed light on what matters most.
When our homes feel cold, we’ll light a fire.
When a friend has lost her spark, we’ll fan her flame.
When the world seems dark, we will be an ember of hope.
In order to do this we will:
LIVE EXPECTANTLY: This is the bold reminder to think about what could go right. We will renew our minds and choose to trust that God is good. Hope will be on the tip of our tongues. Passion will flow from our hearts and we will pray big prayers. It takes tending to keep the fire alive, so we will fan our flame by choosing to do more things that make us forget to check our phones. We will choose to play with our kids instead of crossing one more thing off our to-do list. We will be women whose passion and patience inspire the people we love most.
SURRENDER DARINGLY: This is the bold reminder to let things go. Fire is a tool of transformation, and often the most life-improving thing we can do is surrender. Surrender is often misunderstood as an act of weakness, when in truth it is an act of courage. What would it feel like to let yourself off the hook from living like it is all up to you? Let go of unhelpful expectations and the need to control the people and situations in your life. When we surrender, we become in tune with the swift but gentle timing of God. This year, we will take a daring step into the fire of transformation, so we can emerge truer and braver than we ever imagined we could be. We will be women who trust that God is fighting for us, so we need only to be still.
BREATHE FREELY: This is the bold reminder to let yourself be loved. Even though we aren’t enough in our own mind, we are enough in the mind of God. There is nothing that you can do, or have done, to ruin or fracture God’s love for you. There is no amount of striving or performing that will earn you more. Breathe freely and joyfully, and be refreshed. We will be women and moms who stand out because we live loved.
It starts at 9:00 am and ends promptly at 11:30 am. We would like to invite you to come join us on this journey of mothering!
Please call 360-457-5905 for information about the 2018-2019 MOPS Schedule.