Since I started attending First Baptist Church, I have really felt the Lord working in my life and am thankful to have found such a wonderful church with fellow believers who encourage new members. I have never been a part of a mission trip and had never given it much thought until hearing about Pastor Brad’s and Luis’ trip to Brazil last year. Hearing about their plans to return with more church members this year and learning more about FBC’s emphasis on missions has inspired me to become more involved in serving the Lord and spreading the Gospel. God has blessed me in so many ways and I want to give back to help spread the Word. My goal and prayer for participating in the mission trip is to be an encouragement to other believers by ministering to them and helping them build a new place to worship in. We are very blessed at FBC to have a wonderful building that facilitates our ministries. I am excited to help the church in Brazil take this big step in building a permanent location where they can worship and do God’s work.