Our church has chosen to partner with:
Saluda Baptist Association, South Carolina Baptist Convention, Southern Baptist Convention, all of which do missions in many ways to reach people for Christ. Our association helps take care of the needs in this area, the South Carolina Baptist Convention takes care of the needs in the state of South Carolina like Connie Maxwell Children’s Home and the Homes for the Aging as well as the three universities and more. Sometimes we reach even far beyond our own state. The Southern Baptist Convention sends missionaries around the world and in North America, plus we do much more, like educating aspiring ministers and missionaries through the seminaries. We support Frank and Sharon Arthur (Africa), Tracy and Jenning Putnam (Russia) plus so many more who are a part of International Mission Board, IMB. We support Austin and Meryl O’Donald in Baltimore, Josh and Shannon Jennings in Sedona, AZ, and Patrick Harrison here in Homeland Park, Anderson. All of these are from North American Mission Board.
We partner as a church with Haven of Rest, Hospice of the Upstate, Foothills Alliance - Abused children section, Anderson Crisis Pregnancy Center, Meals on Wheels, AIM and Free Clinic through our missions giving. We partner with Kathy and Bruce Byce’s ministry through going and supporting the Kentucky mission trips. We also partner with WMU to help with the women from AU, and our ladies who chaperon, going to Kentucky. We are praying for and financially giving these and many others. Let me tell you of another organization our church partners with, The Gideons International. We as a church give to the ministry through an offering once a year to help provide Bibles to be given out throughout the world. Lynda and I serve the International Gideons Convention each summer and thereby you are partnering with them through us, as well.
We have four missionaries out of our church right now whom we partner with in prayer and one couple in financial offering to help with their needs: King and Jackie Fulton and Chuck and Nancy Kroll.
Why have I gone through the exercise of listing all of these? How much of this did you personally know? Hopefully we have educated you some but I really wanted to encourage you in what your church has done.