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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/22/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is seeking volunteers to help rebuild, restore, renew and bring God’s healing love to families and communities across the United States mainland and Puerto Rico. Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico: Determine your own work week, beginning March 1 or later Join ABHMS and the Iglesias […]
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At left: New Orleans homeowner N’Daria Carter (center) with volunteers from Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, Oakland, Calif., during “Home Mission: ‘Til the Work is Done.”
American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is seeking volunteers to help rebuild flood-ravaged Rainelle, W.Va., during two efforts planned for June 10-17 and 17-24. Last year, the “Mountain State” experienced record-breaking flooding. For congregants of First Baptist Church (FBC), Rainelle, June 23, 2016, was expected to be just another day of vacation Bible school. To […]
VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/3/17)—American Baptists are invited to join American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) in various 2017 volunteer mission opportunities. Serve as the hands and feet of Christ in diverse communities across the United States, as we seek not only to rebuild physical structures destroyed by natural disasters but also to restore human lives […]
When American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) helps communities rebuild after a natural disaster, the organization truly commits. Take, for example, the Baton Rouge area. It was August when unprecedented rainfall caused flooding that affected more than 55,000 homes in Louisiana. Since then, ABHMS-coordinated volunteer teams from Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., and American Baptist Men USA (ABMen USA) of Massachusetts have taken mission trips to the area. Now it’s January, and ABMen USA of West Virginia, Illinois and Massachusetts are serving in Baton Rouge.
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ABHMS continues ‘Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done’ 11 years after hurricanes devastate New OrleansPublished August 23, 2016
Rallied by morning prayers, camaraderie and Christian songs, 186 volunteers from 21 American Baptist churches, 17 states and 15 regions across the United States and Puerto Rico braved a week’s worth of heat and humidity recently to minister as the hands and feet of Christ during American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done” in New Orleans. They worked in homes, community gardens, a playground, a charter school, a horse-rescue ranch, an animal shelter and a food pantry, to name a few.
A large contingent of those who volunteered during this year’s recent “Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done” in New Orleans are part of Youthquake, a youth and young adult program inspired, in part, by American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS). Comprised of youth and young adults from 12-14 California churches, Youthquake is the brainchild of the Rev. Katie Choy-Wong, senior pastor of New Life Christian Fellowship, Castro Valley, Calif.
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Location is irrelevant when giving or receiving blessings. Perhaps that’s the reason that members of Iglesia Bautista de Metropolis, Carolina, Puerto Rico, found themselves doing mission 1,682 miles from their island home at the recent “Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done” in New Orleans.
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Profoundly affected by her 2015 volunteer experience at “Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done” in New Orleans, the Rev. Carmen Jordan, minister of Mission and Outreach at Pilgrim Baptist Church, Rockford, Ill., returned in 2016 with a group of volunteers from her church.
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005. In response, ABHMS has been coordinating “Home Mission: ‘Til the Work is Done” in New Orleans since 2006. Highlights from the 2016 effort can be found on the “Home Mission: ‘Til the Work is Done” page.