Mission Partners

Each March, we at First Baptist encourage our members to help spread mission work throughout North America by giving to the CBF Global Offering or to the Annie Armstrong Offering of the North American Mission Board. For the next four weeks we will share stories of the word done by our field personnel missionaries. As you read their stories, you may feel led to support their work.

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Global Offering provides living expenses so personnel can use their time and energy to raise funds for their specific work.

Just like we’ve had to adapt our ministry during the pandemic, missionaries across the U.S. and Canada are doing whatever it takes to reach lost people in North America with the gospel. Through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, our church is joining them in this work and keeping the mission moving forward! 

If you would like to help these and other similar ministries, please plan to give to one or both offerings by going online or by mailing a check to:

First Baptist Church Griffin

P.O. Box 908

Griffin, GA 30224.

Together for Hope

Together for Hope was formed in 2001 as a 20-year commitment to the 20 poorest counties in the United States. All of these counties were rural. This was the origins of CBF’s Rural Poverty Initiative, which later became Together for Hope.

Anna & LaCount Anderson, North Carolina

Our church mission council has partnered with Anna and LaCount Anderson in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, who partner with Together for Hope. It is a rural coalition focusing on providing poverty relief. Their goal is to break the cycle of poverty by improving the resources available to families and children. They ask for prayer to have strength and wisdom to meet the challenges of this difficult time in N.C.

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Scarlette Jasper, Kentucky

Another CBF field personnel, who works with Together for Hope is Scarlette Jasper in Somerset, Kentucky. She works in some of the poorest counties in the United States. Members of First Baptist served in the Appalachian foothills and observed firsthand the dire circumstances. Scarlette serves those experiencing homelessness, survivors of domestic violence and families in financial and medical crisis. She requests prayer for those trapped in generational poverty.

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The Annie Armstrong Offering supports some of the North American Mission Board’s work done in North America. 
Even the first Christians felt they were living in dark times, yet, they chose hope and a commitment to share light with their neighbors. Today’s missionaries have that same zeal. 
The following have invested their lives to advance the Gospel.  By giving to one or both March Mission Offerings for North America, you can be a part of shining light into the darkness.

Victor and Ludmila Moura had a comfortable life in Brazil but felt God calling them to leave it all and to plant a church for Brazilians in Boston. 

Shahid and Maroofa Kamal, Massachusetts

More than 300,000 South Asians call the greater Vancouver area their home. Shahid and Maroofa Kamal are showing them they do not need many gods, just the one true God. 

Anders and Jessica Synder, Idaho

Anders and Jessica Snyder believe God reviving a dying church can be a picture of resurrection to the community. This is what they’re seeing in Nampa, Idaho, where they lead a church “replant” and see lives changed. 
 

CBF Field Personnel

Lesley-Ann His Tommey, New York

Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey works with the most vulnerable in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. She extends hospitality, builds community, and works to empower survivors of domestic violence, veterans experiencing homelessness and students seeking greater educational opportunities. Hell’s Kitchen is a life-giving presence among the city’s most marginalized white, black, and Latino communities. As a CBF field personnel, Lesley-Ann asks for prayers for her to face new challenges as they arrive. 

Mira & Sasha Zivanov, Missouri

Mira and Sasha Zivanov serve the immigrant community around St Louis, Missouri. They predominantly work with refugees from the former Yugoslavia, which includes Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia. They seek to provide outreach ministries that meet the needs of refugee families who have lost much to years of violence, conflict, and hardships. They provide food, tutoring, and a pastoral presence to help change their lives. 

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