First on Mission
Global Missions
Reports and Plans

Global Missions
Reports from 2020 and Plans for 2021

First Baptist’s Missions ministry involves mission education, short-term national trips, short-term international trips, and in some cases long-term mission involvement. Our Mission Statement is: "Our purpose is to sponsor, support, and develop mission opportunities for our church to share Jesus with the world resulting in changed hearts, renewed compassion and new callings to His service."

Each mission trip is weighed against this statement in order to maintain our focus. The mission ministry at First Baptist is involved in praying for and participation in sharing the gospel around the world. Our desire is to create a mindset for missions involvement in every believer's heart.

If you are interested in going on an FBC San Antonio mission trip, please complete a mission interest survey.

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While travel plans were restricted in 2020, mission support was not. FBCSA supported several mission projects during the Covid-19 lockdown.  Gradually travel plans are being made for 2021 as the Lord leads.

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    Jemez, New Mexico 2021 - Plans
     

    We will provide leadership for VBS and a construction project at Jemez Valley Baptist Church, working along side JVBC church members and pastor, Daniel Clymer.  Trip dates are July 9-16, 2021.  Contact Kappie@fbcsa.org for more information.

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    Ukraine 2021 - Plans

    Friends, Family, and Ukraine loved ones,

    Kathy and I are excited to let you know that our plans for Ukraine 2021 is coming together!  We have bought the tickets and are starting to get our plans into place.  We will be flying into Kyiv on the 22nd of October and from there we will take an overnight train to the city of Mariupol.  We plan to visit one of our former interpreters Alexa and her husband, who is currently planting a church in Portivske Ukraine.  They have recently married and are building a church literally from the ground up and we are hoping to see if there is some way to help them next summer.  While in Ukraine, we will also visit some pastors to encourage them, follow up to see how they are doing, and other ways we might be able to help them next year.

    On the way back, we plan a stopover for a day and meet with a missionary that is planting a church in Munich.  Pastor Ruslan is expanding his eyeglass ministry and we would like to see if we are able to send a team next year and help his partner in Germany.

    This is where we need your help.  We need prayers for a safe journey that the Lord will set our path for work in 2022, and the workers will start to come forward.

    Remember that every talent, gift, or skill the Lord has blessed you with can be used in some way to further his kingdom.  Do not deny what the Lord has given.

    In the past, we have done VBS, marriage seminars, prayer conferences, family camps, brick-and-mortar work, sports camps, English clubs, teen camps, eyeglass clinics, and collaborated with One Another Project to help with pastor and church leader growth.  We currently have requests for pastor training in Church Budgeting and Finance.  If you can dream it, the Lord will help us make it happen!

    We plan to have an informational meeting on November 7th right after church in Blanchard Lounge.  For our out-of-towners, we can send the information afterward.

    Please join us in doing the Lord's work in 2022.  Our tentative plan for the trip is June 17th- 27th, 2022.

    Dave and Kathy Rohmfeld

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    Brazil Hunger Fund 2020 - Report
     



    Provided $5000 for First Baptist Church in Cruz de Reboucas (Pastor Jose') to minister to families in their town.  Cruz de Reboucas is one of the poorest towns in Brazil and this church ministers to 150 families per week in need due to Covid-19.

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    Brooklyn Church Plant 2020 - Report



    Provided $6000 to support a New York City church (Brooklyn).  Zach Van Veldhuizen, a former FBCSA church member and youth worker, is the pastor.  Funding is an initial 12 months support.

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    Burma Mission Support 2020 - Report
     

    Provided $5000 for a Karen Baptist Church in Kun Taung villiage in Myanmar (Burma) to purchase land, ministry and evangelism. Our mission teams have worked with this church and taught in their schools.

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    Burmese Orphanage 2020 - Report

    $1991 from the Hudson Taylor Wells Memorial Missions fund provided support for the Emmanuel Children Home in Kalaymyo, Myanmar.  The orphanage cares for 30 chillren under the direction of Rev. Go Mun Thang, President and Founder of Myanmar Emmanuel Missions for Christ.

     

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    Church Planting Project SE Asia (Restricted Nation) 2020 - Report

    $7200 was given to provide for two years of travel for church planters in a highly restricted nation to travel to remote, mountainous villages for church planting and discipleship.  They will be working with an unreached people group to establish church leaders.  God has opened doors into this people group and they are realizing new interest.  IMB personnel are coordinating this effort.

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    Cowboy Church Committee  2020 - Report

    FBCSA gave $200 to use toward evangelism efforts at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.  Worship services are held each Sunday of the Rodeo, Christain literaturs is distributed creating opportunity for face to face evangelism.

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    Dominican Republic 2020 - Report

     $2000 was funded to help feed 300+ families at the outset of Covid-19, administered through South Texas Children's Home Ministries (STCHM) and IBQ Church in Santo Domingo.