First Baptist Church is a place where individuals respond to the word of scripture and seek their own interpretation. Where Separation of Church and State and religious liberty are taken very seriously. Where we hold our Baptist beliefs with deep conviction but we hold them in modesty.
Seven members of FBC Austin will travel to Uganda and
Ethiopia in order to support, work alongside, learn, and be transformed by
God's work in our CBF missionary partners as well as locals.
Ways to support our mission team:
1) Please pray about supporting the team as they continue
to raise funds in order to lower the cost of the trip. Give online here or drop a check off in the church office made out to First Baptist Church and in the memo line include, "E. Africa Trip."
2) Learn about our CBF partners and issues facing them in Uganda and Ethiopia. Each week, we'll highlight the work being done as well as general information about the trip.
WEEK, LET'S MEET THE HARDINGS...
About 3 out of 4 Ethiopians do no not have access to safe
water. David and Merrie Harding serve as Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
missionaries and partner with Ethiopians to develop safe water sources for
their people. The son of missionaries, David was born in Ehtiopia. They
are the founders of Water Is Life International. They partner with Ethiopian
companies and churches to serve communities in the Rift Valley of south-central
Ethiopia by providing sources of clean water and help establish and support
Sustainable Living Groups. The Hardings live in Florida, and David travels to
Ethiopia several times a year to visit with Ethiopian partners to strengthen
relationships and encourage them in their work. "The Ethiopians have to
make it work themselves," David said. "We don't want to create
Advent last year, FBC raised nearly $42,000, enough to fund 7 water wells.
Since these wells are in areas too remote to visit in this triip, our FBC team
members will join David to visit communities previously served by the project
and see how this work impacts their lives and faith communities.