As a church First Baptist Gordon actively participates in two forms of international missions. Every year we send a team to serve a community in Honduras. We also support the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering the entire month of December. We are excited to see what other doors the Lord will call us to go through as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20).
Every year we travel as a church to San Isidro, a small village in the mountains of Honduras. We partnership with a local missionary there that is originally from our area and attended First Baptist Gordon. His name is Shannon Hopkins and along with his wife Kristy they head a wonderful organization named 61 Isaiah Ministries. We have come to love the people of Honduras, over the past half decade we have watched their children grow and many of them make meaningful changes in their lives. We usually go during the summer, our trip for next year is scheduled from July 14th - July 22nd.
Here are some excerpts from the 61 Isaiah website
61 Isaiah Ministries works with a people group called the Lenca in the mountains of Western Honduras. Our vision is to share the hope and love of Jesus Christ, empower the local leadership, and equip them to carry out the Great Commission in Honduras. Through building relationships, 61 Isaiah Ministries is able to share the Gospel, plant churches, make disciples, and participate in areas of community development to reach the Lenca.
The story of how Shannon and Kristy came to be missionaries can be found here.
Starting in 1888, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® was established to empower the international missions efforts for Southern Baptists. After more than a century, the annual offering continues its steady growth. The National Goal this year is $155 Million. Your giving enables missionaries to be sent to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.