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The Blessings of Serving

The Blessings of Serving

Reflecting back over my time serving on the Elder Board at First B, there are many stories and anecdotes I could share with you (if space allowed) about seeing God working in and through our church in amazing ways. Biblical truths that relate to our life experiences are some of […]

Watching Jesus Paint a Red Door

Watching Jesus Paint a Red Door

Our group was working at the HIV Alliance (HIVA) facility in Eugene. This organization serves people in our community who are HIV positive. The drugs to treat this disease have gotten much better, but the disease is still difficult to live with, and the HIVA serves a population with a […]

Prayers and Thanksgivings

Prayers and Thanksgivings

Please pray regularly for our large and diverse FBC family on the following matters: 1.) Thank God for providing FBC with the resources to pay o our entire building debt! To many, the debt seemed to be insurmountable just a few years ago. However, our God who is truly the […]

Being the Blessing

Being the Blessing

I still have to remind myself it’s really true. That we’ve actually paid o all of the outstanding debt on the church property. The way God moved people to give generously is truly remarkable– especially in these uncertain economic times and being in a community not known for high wages. […]

Elder Selection Process

Elder Selection Process

  Do you know there are elders at FBC? Can you name one or all nine? Ever wonder what they do or where they come from? The current elders come from a diverse background, work in a variety of jobs like sales, technology or real estate or are business owners […]

On Mission at the Dog Park

On Mission at the Dog Park

Sometimes we think that “God’s work” only happens in the church, on Sunday mornings. The reality is, ministry happens when you live on mission in the everyday stuff of life. It’s a grey spring day in the dog park right off of Royal in North Eugene. While the dogs bark, […]

Day 4

Day 4

Today, after breakfast with our homestays, our team did our different work projects in our different towns, where a lot of work was done. Once we had a relaxing lunch and time of rest, we had VBS. Just like the day before, it was very-high energy, and all of the missionaries were […]

Day 3: First Full Day in Mexico

Day 3: First Full Day in Mexico

Today was our first full day in Mexico. After eating some great meals with our home stays, we made our way to Oaxaca for the annual first day of spring parade. The parade consisted of local children from schools in Mexico and they played music and performed other various talents.  After the parade, […]

Travel Day Two

Travel Day Two

We started out our exciting second day with a time of prayer and Bible study out by the pool at the hotel in Burbank. During this time, our team discussed some key verses,  prayed for each town, and said things that we were grateful for. Though this time was short, it […]

Travel Day One

Travel Day One

Though our team was traveling for a solid 17 hours, the first day was a success. With a couple restroom breaks and a necessary dinner stop at In-N-Out, our team arrived at the Burbank Marriott Hotel. Everyone is in good spirits and looking forward to crossing the border into Mexico very […]